Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat....."

At Christmastime around here, our home is filled with lots of music. The kids used to get so mad at me because I would want to start playing christmas music by the end of September or October. My reasoning never made sense to them but I am hoping that as they have grown older themselves, that they now understand why I love it so. I not only love the music (it's just not fair to only get three weeks of enjoyment over the most beautiful music ever written),but I also love the decorations, the smells, the sounds, the weather, hot chocolate by the fire, decorating the house, surprises, the memories, but best of all I love celebrating the incredible birth of Jesus Christ. It just cannot get any better than that. We are truly blessed aren't we? And one cannot forget all of the christmas programs and movies....... Again... I love this time of year. Hopefully you do too.

I have also been sewing like crazy to get the gifts done that I will be giving away this year. I am only sharing a few pictures at this time because I have already given these away. Tea towels. Everybody needs them and this waffle weave fabric is great. I buy it by the bolt out of New York and then cut it up for towels or even children's jackets. It is wonderful to work with and washes beautifully. Below are the towels along with a couple of jackets that I have made in the past. I have thrown in a few christmas stockings as well. The pink one is for my niece's new little one and the other two are for my daughter and son-in-law.

Merry Christmas everyone!!


TheFitnessFreak said...

I must have got my love of Christmas from you : )

Very cute creations! I know they will like them a lot!

Deborah Hays said...

Wow, ya think???? ;-) I'm so glad that you love it like your dear ole mom..... it makes me feel better. It's nice to know that I'm not the only crazy one out there.

Love you Nicole, mom

Lizzie M. said...

The towels are sooo cute! I love Christmas too, thanks mom!

Hopefully my stocking will turn out as well....:-)

Deborah Hays said...

I can't wait to see a real picture of the stocking you're working on for Milan. I am quite sure that everyone will absolutely love it. They will probably want to throw mine out and argue over who is going to get yours for their house!! Thanks a lot Elizabeth. You're idea about making it into a crazy patch stocking was simply brilliant! Difficult.... but brilliant none the less. All of you girls are so amazingly creative. Way to go Nicole on your Christmas ideas.

Christmas..... ya gotta just love it!!