December 7, 2006

No sewing in this house!

But I thought I would share pictures of the holiday decorating, since there are a few quilty touches.


First is the buffet table that I decorate with my Santa teddies and feather tree. The top is covered by one of my first tablerunner projects. Don't look too closely, as most of the star points are cut off, but it's got a lot of memories, and I love the prairie points on the border.


Next are the kids' stockings. I made the 2 for the boys, then lost the pattern. When my surprise baby girl came along, I bought the pattern on ebay, and then of course found my original pattern and now I have two... somewhere, if I could ever find them....


Now for the trees - we went the artificial route 4 years ago, and although I miss the lovely smell of the greenery, I don't miss the mess and expense. Plus, I love my lighted trees, especially the white fiber optic one - way cool! Oh and the tree skirt under the white tree? My very first quilt project. I made a SATIN fan patchwork tree skirt with ribbons and all the fun decorative stitches on my new Viking sewing machine. This was such a nightmare to work on, I'm surprised I ever quilted again! This was in 1981, my first married Chriistmas, and I did actually finish it and have it under the tree for our first Christmas. No one is allowed to look too closely at this tree skirt, especially the back - it is a nightmare! Satin on the backing too - what did I know about quilting??? Ah, the bravado of youth...



And finally, though not holiday related, when I was decorating, I wanted a little face lift and changed the quilt in my dining room to this blended floral quilt, one of my very favorite projects.


  1. Ooooh, pretty trees! I adore that quilt in the dining room. Gorgeous. =)

  2. Everything looks absolutely beautiful, Lisa. Well done!

  3. LOVE all the trees and decorations!!

  4. Looks like you 'decked' the halls!!Every thing is beautiful.

  5. Looks like you are ready, if decorations are the way to judge! I love the quilt you showed.