December 17, 2010

Deck the Halls

Presents It's the most wonderful time of the year - and one of the busiest, too!   I'm sure everyone is busy making holiday plans and preparing for The Big Day.   The Stashmaster House is no exception.  It is a big time-saver to have the help of my 3 (not so) little ones.  We've been decorating, baking and Mom's been shopping and wrapping.  Our larger tree has no room underneath for presents, so I always place the presents around this small tree in our dining room.  The tree is not normally so *blah* looking - this is a new addition to our decor this year.  It's got pretty fiber optic lights, but we haven't quite gotten the decorations on the tree yet.


Ornie Every year I take the kids and let them each pick out an ornament.   I usually end up with one or two new ones for myself.  Some of my favorites are made by Swirly Designs - I discovered them in a magazine a couple of years ago and I'm totally hooked.   Each Valentine's Day, Halloween/Fall and Christmas, they make a limited number of beautiful handmade polymer clay ornaments.  I think they sold out of most of their Christmas offerings in one day this year, and they were all gone by Day 6.  This adorable striped tree is my addition for this year - the ornaments are so beautifully made and sparkly!   They come packed in a well-protected box that you can use to store them.   Add yourself to their mailing list or sign up as a fan on their Facebook page so you don't miss out on their next collection of ornaments!


Blissgeese And I have still been able to sneak in a little bit of sewing here and there.  The current project on my design wall is Carrie's pattern Due South, made using Bonnie & Camille's beautiful Bliss fabrics.   It makes me happy to work on this quilt!   Oh and I forgot to mention what a pleasure it is to make flying geese now that there are awesome tools that make accuracy a breeze, like my friend Monique's Fit to Be Geese ruler!


I hope you are having fun decorating, baking and hopefully sewing, too!



9 comments:

  1. Your decorations and presents look gorgeous! And I spy a familiar looking quilt on the wall behind the tree...I have the same quilt on my bed! Due South is fabulous! You must be having great fun with your Fit To Be Geese ruler!

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  2. I love your new ornament! Super pretty. Due South is coming along nicely. =)

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  3. Love that ornament. I'm thinking I need to join the mailing list so I won't miss out next year.
    I noticed that quilt on the wall and was wondering if it was Carrie's Opening Day pattern? I am currently working on my own version and would love to see a picture of yours.
    I never picked up Bliss because I didn't know what I would use it for! I could not see any patterns i love being made with that line (although I loved the line) but you kicked it out of the park with your Due South. It looks so fresh! I love it.

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  4. Decorations look so nice! I just love your Due South. Perfect in Bliss! AND perfect flying geese! Holy cow...look at all those flying geese! LOL!

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  5. Oh Lisa I'm in love with Due South!

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  6. Lisa, your little tree vignette looks like something out of a magazine. It's beautiful. And I want to see a full size picture of the quilt hanging behind it. Glad you and your family are enjoying the hoidays.

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  7. I love your Due South Bliss...sewing with Bliss makes me happy too!

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  8. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house!! I can hardly wait to see Due South all done, it's just lovely!

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