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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

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.
There will be a couple of other bits and pieces thrown into the mix too but the only thing I will tell you about is that I am including a fat quarter of the Santa fabric as well.

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!


  1. How cute are they? Love the Santas!

  2. I can't believe you have room for three trees! I have one very small tree that I set up on the end of the coffee table but a week or two is all the time I can give up the space.

  3. Oh, I'm in - they are too cute! How do you manage 3 trees - we really have room for only 1 and it goes in the living room. After my boy's got past childhood they never wanted to decorate either!

  4. Count me in - love the surfing Santas and the little ornaments. I love your owls from the previous post. Is that your own design? Lovely job (as always!!).

  5. CUTE!!!!! Love the potholders and the bird ornamanets are lovely!

    Count me in!

  6. Love the surfing santas! Can't believe you have 3 x trees you must hate putting them all away

  7. Those are the most adorable pot holders and the Aussie birds are very cute, too.

  8. Do not forget to take pictures of your beautiful trees.
    I would love to enter your giveaway. The Santa's are so cute. The birds are so pretty.

  9. Wow, 3 trees! I had a boyfriend once whose mother had a tree in every room (not all full-sized, mind you, but still very nice) and she had a theme for each of them--I Love Lucy, Coca-Cola, you get the idea. They were lovely!

    We always put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving, even if the adults are pooped, the kids insist!

  10. I enjoy seeing nontraditional Christmas fabrics, and Santa enjoying the sun and water is definitely nontraditional.
    How fun to have 3 trees decorated and helping you enjoy the season.
    Thanks for your giveaway.

  11. Oh,how did I miss this post, must have been while I was in Calif. Love Santa surfing and the larikeets are so beautiful. We lived on the beach in Hawaii for 4 years while hubby was in the Air Force. Our two older sos were on surf boards most of the time. Our grandchildren have come over in the past to help decorate the tree, I was told this year that they are "not into that anymore." Looks like I am on my own.

  12. He llegado a conocerte a trav├ęs del blog de Celia, que bellos trabajos y si me gustaria participar de tus trabajos....Un abrazo
    Lilian Pilar

  13. they are lovely. but I think I arrived too late. hugs from Italy


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