Cmas tree; award

I was busy all day, but don’t feel like much got accomplished. definitely nothing quilt related – altho I’m playing with some colour choices for a quickie project.

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Lights On

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Lights Off

What did get done today was the tree is up πŸ˜€ and my house still looks like a warehouse with all the boxes all over the place – the net lights worked pretty good actually, altho it was interesting putting them on the tree. Good thing I bought 2 as there was a gap after I got it all arranged .. to bad I didn’t have net fishing experience ..might have made that part go easier. heh Once the lights were on, the rest of the tree went pretty quick with kyle and I working on it – by the time it was his bedtime, it was just a matter of moving a few ornaments here and there to fill some bare patches, do the garland and the put the angel up on the tree. This was the same angel that my mum put up on the tree when I was younger .. as far as I know, this is the only tree topper she had – so she’s at least as old as I am, if not older .. that angel for some reason has always meant a lot to me, so it was great that she gave it to me before she passed.

And yes I know I don’t have a quilted tree skirt .. but isn’t the snowman just oooh so adorable!!!!! Yeah ..snowman nut here πŸ˜‰ We’ve had that skirt for 2 years – bloody dog chewed half the things off when she was a puppy (Saturday, we’ll have had Orion for 2 years (!!)) The tree went up maybe 3 days before we got her.

Tomorrow I put up the Cmas village that I have and the nativity scene – oh and the wreath on the front door .. Why do we turn our houses totally upside down for these 3 – 4 weeks a year?? Just amazes me πŸ˜€ I keep my tree up until after Russian Christmas in honour of my grandmother – when I was younger, mum kept it up until then and we did a small Christmas on January 7th I would get a small gift from her – mostly it was symbolic of opening a gift and the tradition of Russian Christmas. You know, I’m sitting her thinking and trying to remember – I never did get ‘gifts’ from my grandma on cmas – I would get money sure, but an actual gift to open wasn’t until January 7 th – the things we remember as we get older

kreataiv_blogger_awardI’ve been pretty lax and owe Ginny and apology. Back on November 23rd, she awarded me the Kreative Blogger award – I had just got my new puter and was ripping my hair out with set up and whatnot for a good week, then the crud got me .. it wasn’t until Holly gave me the same award that I remembered that Ginny had given this to me earlier .. I want to thank both of you for giving me this .. Now the rules:

The rules of the award are:

  1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
  2. Put a link to the person you got the award from in your blog.
  3. Nominate 5 blogs.
  4. Put links to the blogs.
  5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I just did the Ugly Mug award and really don’t want to give the same award out, so I’ve had to my thinking cap on .. I can’t give it back to Holly or Ginny (bah) so 5 ppl … this is harder than you think .. I have met some GREAT ppl blogging – and I want to give them all an award πŸ™‚ but I can’t … well shouldn’t according to the rules …

  1. Tracy @ fiberbabble – Tracy just cracks me up and I always enjoy reading her blog .. and she’s even allowed me to pick her brain regarding knitting .. how cool is that!
  2. Megan @ The Bitchy Stitcher – she postively kills me – I find her so entertaining – warning naughty langauge on her blog ..
  3. Cathie @ Creative Days with Cathie – quilting, scrap booking, her family – nice read πŸ™‚
  4. Helen in the UK @ Quilts & ATCs – Helen has been doing a lot of charity work lately and her latest projects just get you all weepy eyed thinking about them. Matter of fact, it’s her Disappearing 9 patch tutorial that I have linked on my blog πŸ™‚
  5. Karen @ Merry Little Quilter – I enjoy reading about her tribulations and trials – and her dog when sleeping looks a lot like mine

Okay – that was tough – I’m tired still not totally over the crud – it’s more being totally drained energy-wise .. granted I was pretty busy today, but you’d think I did more with how I feel

Happy quilting!!

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3 thoughts on “Cmas tree; award

  1. Gracie – it looks very festive, and I personally LOVE your snowman tree skirt, quilted or not. In fact your tree looks so festive that I may just print it out, and tape it to the table where we’d discussed putting ours. That would be so much easier than “dragging all this stuff out for a couple of weeks….” :0)
    Hugs
    Bobbie in Texas, where at 28 degrees it suddenly FEELS like Christmas is coming

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  2. Thanks for the Creative Blogger award…my very first! LOL
    I too am in the process of re-doing my house for Christmas so hopefully I can take my turn and name some of my favorites too!
    Merry (or Happy if you are of the inclination)Christmas to you and yours…God Bless Us Everyone!

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  3. Your tree looks lovely.
    Thanks so much for the award, I’m really touched πŸ™‚

    Thank you Helen and you’re welcome – My pleasure .. Your charity work is prolly the hardest to do – and not something that most ppl could do nor even want to think about .. When my friend’s child was still born, I know we didn’t even want think about buying an outfit for that little boy – it’s hard enough to cope with the loss a child – let alone all the other details that are needed

    Bless you for what you do!

    hugs

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