Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's the Holiday Season

The dining room table that was extended to seat 12 is now back to its normal size and the house is quiet with just Bruno and me. I have to admit I miss the bustle of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Christmas is coming and it's time to get ready. Around here that means baking and decorating (mostly decorating!). This year I made a Tomtar tree. These whimsical elf like guys are made by Kajsa of Syko fame. I've written about her before. She has inspired some of my applique work. She has a fresh, happy style and I purchased Algot, Lars and Olaf from her last year. They will always have a special place in my home at Christmas.
This is one of my Thanksgiving sale purchases. Lauren, another fab artistic type is now designing fabric. It's her gift, don't you think? I love her flock line...I ordered the feathers to start with, but she has other cute prints too. I borrowed this picture from her etsy store. Hope you don't mind, Lauren.

It's a busy week here. If you have a little extra time tonight, please say a little prayer for my mom. She's having surgery tomorrow. Have a great one!

36 comments:

sewkatiedid said...

Love feathers. I have a feathered skirt that I need to cut up and use.

Prayers, yes. Have you been running? I made a pathetic effort yesterday.

Stephanie said...

Darling little elves! Will there be more than 40 trees this year...since you've move? All good thoughts heading your mom's way.

Jenny said...

Wow, Lauren does have some lovely fabrics...I have the bicycles in my favorites...need to get some on gray!!

Stephanie said...

I mean moved? Jeez...wish there was spell check on comments!

nicolette said...

I love Kajsa’s elves. The tree is very sweet!!

I’ll be thinking of your mom! Take care!

beth said...

Those little elves look so happy and cute! What a fun way to decorate for the holidays!

Lauren said...

Because most people do HATE free publicity on fabulous quilting blogs.. ha! Thank you so much for the kind words! I will keep your mom in my prayers.

Rose said...

Love those elves! So whimsical :)

Thimbleanna said...

Your little elves are soooo cute! I love the red and white AND that adorable white tree!

Yummers! said...

Cute tree filled with Tomtes!! I have their cousin Melker at our house! He's sitting on the back of a huge (and I mean HUGE) Scandinavian straw goat.

Great fabric!!
Joni

Cheryl Arkison said...

What great colours on those fabrics!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

great fabrics! my best wishes for your mom!

EmileeHope said...

Hope the surgery goes smoothly, said a little prayer already!

What fun fabric, can't wait to see what amazing project you will come up with to use it for!

amandajean said...

i'll be praying for your mom.

love the little tree and Syko's work.

Rebekah said...

looks like you've got lots of fun stuff around your space. Love those fabrics from my aunt june

Rebekah said...

I hope everything goes well with your mom's surgery tomorrow!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

There is always time for prayer.

Rene' said...

Love your elves. Sending prayers your mom's way.

Laurie said...

Jacquie...it's been ages since I've visited your blog. You sure have been busy! I just LOVE your work! I hope you had a great thanksgiving and will have a super Christmas!
Laurie

peaknits said...

What great fabric! I will add your mom to my prayers - after an espiecially scary day of doctoring with my husband - I have a lot of praying to do:)

becca said...

prayer said- and healing thoughts being sent....

Jackie said...

Prayers are heading to your mom! Thinking of you.

Lurline said...

Such a lovely Post - God bless!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cynthia said...

Love your tree. I've been prayer for my father and all surgeons. My father is having open heart surgery tomorrow. So I guess I have been praying for your Mother or at least her surgeon. Take care Cynthia

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Prayers for your Mom!

Jessica said...

what adorable little elves....

and the feather fabric is so cute..

and your mom is our prayers!!

CitricSugar said...

Mum's get extra prayers from me.

Lovely fabrics and your tree is adorable!

MightyMom said...

wait Wait WAIT.

did you just ADD ANOTHER CHRISTMAS TREE????

did you REALLY??? cuz I seem to remember something like 26 christmas trees were in your house last year....did you HONESTLY just make and add ANOTHER ONE???!!







you're my hero.




prayers for mom.

MightyMom said...

exXCUUUUSE me .

I had to go back and check....

it was TWENTY-EIGHT Christmas trees last year.....

you awesome Christmas-y tree-thang you.

syko kajsa said...

Thank you for showing off your tomte gang!!! They look so happy in that frosty tree :) Loving the feathered fabrics

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The tomten tree is so cute. Love it. Skyo is amazing. And you are too.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the elves. You and your mom are in my prayers, along with the doctors. May all go well tomorrow.

Darcie said...

I will prayer for a smooth and healthy recovery for your Mom. Hope all went well for her.

Victoria said...

Syko's work is always a delight, and the fabrics are beautiful! Love the color pallet and clean graphics!

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

I'll be praying for your mom :( Hope she's better soon

Irish Kathi said...

I am going to be spending some time looking thru your blog...love the improvisational quilting.