The first three pictures show my favorite Christmas pictures. I leave these out for the whole winter. They are pastels that we had done by a very talented woman in our town. You can see her website here. We also have a series that she did of our son fishing on a little family vacation we took. I'll post those with some Spring pictures later.
|This one is my absolute favorite. She captured joy on my husband's face perfectly.|
|It's not really a Christmas picture, but I call this one "A Gift for the Baby" |
because it makes me think of Jesus in the manger.
|Our little Christmas tree in Clinton's red wagon.|
|I got this for gift at school this year. The kids stood around it in my |
classroom and pretended to warm their hands.
That gave me joy. :)
The switchover from Santa cookie jar to Snowman cookie jar. These are Nancy Halvorsen patterns (Art to Heart).
|Some favorite snowman things. I love the little burn barrel especially. |
The two on each end get tealights and they look so cozy when they are all aglow.
|This is my mantel. It's tricky to decorate because it's set into a corner. |
The airplane is thinking about flying away to a new location soon,
but my husband doesn't know that yet...
|I know the "Pledge of Allegiance" isn't particularly Christmas or winter, |
but at our house we think it's an every day thing. : )
The snowman on the left is also an Art to Heart pattern. He fits over a 2-liter bottle.
|The plate above the shelf was done by by husband's great aunt. |
We have a collection of four, one for each season
and I love getting each one out as the seasons change.
I found some joy while I was getting the snowmen out last night. : )
|This is one of my favorite quilts that I've made. See, I do finish things occasionally!|
And another New Year's finish!
I'm planning to use it for a table topper
or wallhanging in late summer/fall.