Saturday, December 12, 2015

A gift and some Christmas decorating!

I was trolling around my usual blogs when I came across a giveaway Karen at Quilts.....etc was having. Guess what? I was the third winner. I won this great EPP book!
I have always wanted to try my hand at this and now I have a book to help me. This was a wonderful early Christmas gift. I know I will spend many hours perusing this book.
I am finally getting my house decorated for the holidays. Hubby and I got all the lights, roping and wreaths up outside.
 Hubby surprised me by putting up the icicle lights and the red and green spotlights while I was out one day.
I tried out a new spot for my Santas and snowmen this year. 
 I like the way they look on top of the china cabinet in the dining room.
This little vignette is in the cabinet that holds my everyday dishes in my kitchen. 
 I have yet to take out my Christmas dishes. They are usually out on December 1st, but not this year. 
The village is up. I remember it going up easily last year, but that was not the case this year.
 The painting above the village was done by my Aunt Emma.
 Finally, this little guy greeted me this morning. 
He was on the deck railing right outside our living room. That is the cover of our pool that you see behind him that gave the photo a blue tint. He is still adorable.

Thanks for stopping by!


4 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations on winning the book it looks like a great read. The lights are looking wonderful. You have a wonderful collection of snowmen and Santa's, making your home so warm and welcoming for the season.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so glad you like the book - have fun making something out of it!! love all your decorations, we are slow and first doing it today

Rednesty said...

Wow, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your place! The snow village is so sweet too. Tania ~hedgerowharvest~

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Your cross stitching is beautiful Cathie. Looks like a very interesting book that you won. Gorgeous Christmas decorations!