and I love it.
I put one of my trees up yesterday for the sole purpose of being able to display my owls for a photo but I am really planning to decorate the house on the weekend. I will have three full sized trees - one 7ft and two 6 1/2 ft trees. They are all the same - tall and skinny. that makes it easier for me to manage. Last year we gave away our other 7ft tree because it was just too hard for me to manage on my own. It was so wide at the base that I couldn't easily put the lights and decorations on the top by myself. I would love to say that we decorate the tree together each year but the boys only ever wanted to put a few decorations on when they were little and then as they got older they totally lost interest altogether. My girlfriends' daughters used to come over and do it with me and we would make a night of it but this year everyone is too busy - my kids have lots of after school things on and so do the other kids and the weekends are way too full as it is. So, this year I will probably put the carols on and do it myself in spurts in between playing taxi driver and personal shopper and chief cook and laundry lady.
I do love the see the tree decorated though - there is nothing like a lit tree - love it. And in honour of the Christmas season being just around the corner I decided it was time for a little Christmas give away with an Aussie flavour - two surfing Santa potholders made by yours truly and two Aussie bird ornaments - the one on the left is a rainbow lorikeet and the other is a blue wren - like was featured in the book I told you about in yesterday's post.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. Simple! I will draw the winner in time for my post on Sunday night. One entry per person please. International followers welcome too of course!
I have been working on a Christmas present today as well - but can't show you anything just yet - the recipient just might see it or not but I can't take the risk!
Till next time.............happy stitching!