This is what we awoke to this morning...a decapitated Christmas tree! It blew over a couple of times yesterday (it is the windy midwest, after all...), and I had my husband wire the tip top of the tree to the gazebo ceiling before we went to bed.
It was windy last night, and the top stayed, but the base blew sideways...WEIRD!! This tree is my infamous indoor tree that failed a couple of weeks ago (remember me whining about it?!?). I threw the base away (it was the most broken, with saggy branches). We put more lights on the top and middle and put it outside in the gazebo. I'm beginning to think this artificial tree is haunted!
On a related note, look at these FABULOUS cannibal gingerbread cookie ornaments I ordered from CrookedSister on Etsy...they are right up my twisted alley! Happy Birthday to me!
OK, OK, I'm not completely weird and twisted. My nativity scene is pretty normal (when my daughter is not sneaking things into it...an outhouse ornament, the abominable snowman doll, Harry Potter
I still love to get Riley's Fisher Price nativity scene from her toddler years out. Riley likes to arrange that one as well. (I removed The Grinch, Buzz Lightyear, and the Freud and crazy cat lady figerines before taking the picture. Apparently there were more guests than just the 3 Wise Men at the manger...who knew?!?)
They don't call me "terrible T" for nothin'! But look at THESE fabulous T's. Look at this beautiful quilt my BFF, Ola, made me for my birthday. Yes...I am still pinching myself and mumbling, "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy..."
Apparently, spreading out a quilt or quilt project makes the same sound has shaking the kitty treat pouch. Weasley just can't help himself.
I love how the T's tessellate, and they are all made from repro fabrics. I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy...
This is my favorite bumblegum pink. I'm pretty sure this was quilted my Rhonda Loy of Dexter, Michigan.
I am frantically trying to finish getting this string star hand quilted. I think I will make it...I am almost there. I went ahead and bound it so that I can finish it on the road, if I can keep Wee Willy Winkie awake long enough to take a shift driving, I just might do it.
Shamefully, it is a gift promised LAST Christmas. Note to self: NEVER show an incomplete project to the future recipient...it removes all momentum from finishing it.
Fortunately, this Bargello quilt hangs in my living room all year, but it looks like I hung it up in preparation for Christmas.
I did manage to find one little unquilted place - right behind the front door - to hang this little vertical sampler banner.
I managed to get a second tree decorated on the piano (and I only had to do it once!!). It contains our musical instrument ornament collection.
I love those tiny little rice lights...
And I just had to show you one of my guilty little obsessions. I just love old antique bobbins and spools. I only buy them if they are cheap, and they bring such joy for some reason.
Guess what I am baking later today...