Monday, December 22, 2008

All Ready for Christmas

Well it certainly will be a white Christmas, but not as white as had been forecast. Yesterday's snow storm was a bit of a let-down, we only got about 4 or 5 inches - even Plattsburgh got more than that.

Here is a picture of our tree and most of our presents. I have a few more for Damon, but we still need to sneak past the tree to open and close the blinds and there just isn't room at the moment.

I finally baked the cut-out sugar cookies and Damon helped frost and decorate them yesterday. So we are now officially ready for the holiday!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Shiny New Christmas - Faucet

I know, when you hear 'Shiny New Christmas ...' you don't usually end with the word 'Faucet'. But our old one in the upstairs bathroom was prone to developing a drip at least once a year and Damon was tired of replacing the washers, so he went out and bought a new one and while I was away last week he installed it. Maybe not as festive as the holiday decorations but still a joy that we will not need to fuss about dripping water.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Decking the Walls

I had this wall hanging done for a few weeks but I wanted to get it shipped to mom before I posted the photo - it might have spoiled the surprise.
The scene is of the North Pole, complete with Santa's house, the Toy Factory, the sleigh and a flying reindeer. The buildings and the trees come from a Piece 'O Cake pattern, the sleigh and reindeer are my own designs modified from images on the web and the Santa and elf buttons were found at JoAnn's Fabrics.