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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Jingle Bells!

Just to get you in the mood....
Yesterday my lovely friend Lorel hosted our stitching day and her home was beautifully decorated for Christmas...Lorel is a girl after my own heart when it comes to all things Christmas.It was just delightful to see Christmas everywhere. I have permission to share some of her beautiful decorations.Warning though I had my little old antique camera which DOES NOT do them justice. The quilt above is gorgeous. We had a lovely swag to decorate our chairs... I spy you Denise lol!
A lovely Christmas display watching over us as we worked (chatted)...
Aren't they gorgeous!

Lorel was very busy stitching one of my ornament patterns...
Finishes....and she made us delicious cups of teas and coffee and fed us too! All on festive china...ahhh!
Beautiful Christmas trees too. A tree with handmade special as most are from friends in our group.
From where we sat we could see this gorgeous tree....large tree, beautifully decorated and the lights were so lovely.
The photo didn't turn out but I was very humbled to see a "Michelle" tree on which Lorel has placed all of my ornament designs she has stitched over time.....nothing nicer for your heart than kind friends. There were all manner of other gorgeous decorations and much loved treasures. Wonderful!
Thanks for a great day Lorel and girls and thanks for letting me share your beautiful home.

Speaking of ornaments I have made a little new one for my tree this year. I fell in love with Yvonne's very cute little buttons and just had to make a little some thing with the plum pudding.
LOVE that plum pudding! You can visit Yvonne's blog HERE So many cute buttons.
Well after all that if you can't hear those Jingle Bells jingling.....your hearing is impaired LOL!
I have lots to do so I shall mosey along now but not before I get a "Nana" photo in.
I adore this photo of my eldest Granddaughter Miss C....her Mum took it.
Gorgeous girl!
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. good morning my lovely friend,what a beautiful post,i love seeing all the xmas decorations,so lovely and your new decoration is so cute,and your precious GD is adorable,such a lovely pic,hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

  2. You GD is so cute and your friends home so beautifully decorated. I love his time of year too.

  3. Everything is just beautiful Michelle, just catching up on your posts, having internet issues again. Your friends decorating is gorgeous, as is your wee g.d.

  4. Gorgeous photo, and the black and white really lets her shine :) Such a sweet made-for-you decoration :)

  5. What a great post Michelle, lovely place to sit and sew with friends!! Beautiful Christmas trees there...gorgeous photo of your gd.

  6. What an awesome array of home made decos. So homey. Looove the pic of Miss C. I am going to a stitching day tomorrow at a friend's place . She is known for her Christmas decorating throughout the entire house. I shall take some pics.

  7. It's lovely to see everyones decorations going up. xx

  8. Lovely decorations. Good to have them up early and enjoy them for the whole month. I can see why that photo of Miss C is a favourite.

    1. Oh Michelle how beautiful is Lorel's decorating. A girl after our own hearts .How gorgeous is that photo of your granddaughter

  9. Delightful to see all the gorgeous Christmas decorations. It must be a very festive home. How lovely to have a tree dedicated to your designs! And that is a great idea with the plum pudding button, too.
    Definitely a great photo of your grand daughter..
    The bells are jingling!!

  10. Your Christmas decorations look beautiful-- makes your home very merry. I love what you have done with the pudding button-- very cute.

  11. lovely to see Christmas things coming out and I love how you have used the pudding... Beautiful picture of little Miss C...

  12. Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas ( bet you sang that too lol) Gorgeous GD pic, love the black n white pics!

  13. Well your friends house would put anyone in the Christmas mood... it looks gorgeous!
    Sounds like another wonderful day out with friends.
    Merry Christmas xox


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