Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Crochet

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. My children were home and we celebrated the holiday with our small extended family.
 
Now it is time to turn my attention to decorating my home for Christmas. Here is a poor picture of just about half of the boxes of decorations...... I have way too many. These are what are stored in our garage. The rest are in our basement.
 
I love celebrating Christmas during the entire month of December. The first decoration to go up is my Advent calendar.
 
It is magnetic and the little ornaments get placed on the tree. When my children were growing up one child would get to place the even days and one the odd.....prevented arguments. Now my husband and I get to place the ornaments.
 
Since I am still knitting my first sleeve, I thought I would share with you some of the crocheted decorations I have.

This crocheted angel was made by my husband's grandmother many years ago. It is heavily starched and quite intricate. It is lovingly wrapped in tissue and stored each year. You can't help but appreciate hand-made gifts.
 
I made this crocheted Christmas tree and snowman many years ago. Are you seeing a trend here, many of my decorations have been around awhile.
 
I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Stop by her blog to see what everyone else is up to.
 
I have started reading The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. This book was recommended by several of my fellow bloggers and I am glad  that I made note of it. It is the kind of book that transports you to another place, time and family. Each character is complex and interesting. I am only a few chapters in and I can't wait to keep reading.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


4 comments:

  1. That angel is really beautiful! What a treasure! I have seen the movie of The Shell Seekers but I haven't read the book. I look forward to reading your opinion of it.

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  2. How lovely to have a stitched family heirloom like that!

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  3. Gosh that angel is beautiful. My aunty used to make swans like that. Very cute tree and snowman.

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  4. I love advent calenders! My husband and I fill the alternating days with little gifts for each other now that the kiddos are gone. It's fun!

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