Friday, December 4, 2015

Decorating Decisions

It takes me so long to decorate...so many decisions to make. Sometimes...things just don't look good so I rip apart an area and start again.

The fireplace mantel is a keeper.


Here are the first Bucilla stockings I made that started my fixation with these kits.


It was exhilarating but also daunting to layout individually all the cross stitch ornaments I have made. I think I averaged completing 20 ornaments a year for the past three years...it adds up! Most of these ornaments went to my big Christmas tree.


It is so tough to get a well lit picture or our big tree sitting in front of so many large windows. You get an idea of how I decided to hang my Bucilla stocking collection. You've only seen about half of them so far.

 

Our tree is very simply decorated this year...I'm trying to keep it on the rustic side. Normally I have tons of bows and ribbon everywhere. It feels a little naked to me. I have some burlap ribbon I may add to mix...maybe next year.


No more time for photos. My dog is anxious to play outside. Sunset is at about 3:45 today...just not enough daylight to get everything done.

4 comments:

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

Wow - love that fireplace and your trophies. The tree is perfect in front of that window with all that snow - it has been too warm here for snow and the weather man says an above average December and will mainly be in the 50's here with some 60's too. January will probably be cold. You sure have been busy stitching over the years - that is a lot of socks and ornaments.

Ramona said...

Wow! I'd say you have done a fantastic job! Your stockings and ornaments look wonderful in front of your big windows. Gorgeous.

Sally said...

Debbie, I just love seeing your holiday decorations...you do an amazing job...Thank you for sharing.

Cocopatch said...

amazing decorations, Debbie!!