Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas is Coming!!

I figured I'd better get in a bit of a post before I had so much to talk about that it would feel overwhelming!

I'm almost finished Christmas decorating! I love Christmas decorations, and this year will be the first time in this house that I'm going to try to put most of my stuff out - and I have a LOT of stuff! LOL I have my village up and my stitching tree decorated. My main tree is almost finished, just need to add the poinsettias I always use to "tie" the tree together. I've got garland to hang and my Santa collection to put out and I think I'll be done.

I was joking with DH that I really need another tree - my main one is so full, I decided to not put the regular balls up. Maybe we'll get one in an after Christmas clearance sale and stick it in the kitchen :) I'd like to have a Santa tree - I have SO many Santa ornaments and I think that would be fun.

I wanted to post about the wonderful Christmas exchange package I got from Angela!!! She stitched me my very first Bourse!! It's Black Bird Designs Evergreen, but she changed the colors to match my favorite Christmas burgundy & dark green. She also sent some lovely burgundy cotton fabric that will be perfect for finishing and two charts off my wish list - Indigo Rose Beads, Buttons & Bows, and the one I was REALLY thrilled about, Just Nan's Holly Noel! That chart has been on my wish list since it came out in 2004 and I didn't even think it was still available any more. She also sent some German marzipan - I LOVE marzipan!!

Here's a closeup of the inside of the Bourse.

And the outside. Isn't it beautiful? The only problem is both sides are so pretty, I'm not sure how to display it - I'll probably alternate between the two - LOL.

Thanks again Angela for the beautiful Christmas package! I can't wait 'till all my presents are made and I can start on Holly Noel for myself!!!

My Christmas exchange package is winging it's way to it's recipient, and I hope she's just as happy with her package as I was was mine.


Katrina said...

What a gorgeous gift! Congrats. I think another tree would be fun ;-).

LODY said...

Very lovely gift! I love the colors so much.:)

LJezak said...

Rachel, It's so wonderful! I want one too. Hope all is well. I hear you aren't coming to stitch on New Years. I'm so sad! You have to help me finish my jewelry! LOL!
About my blog, I think I need one just for stitching! I'll work on that over the holidays. Have a good one!

acereta said...

So beautiful bourse! Congratulations!