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Saturday, December 2, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Little Bit Christmasy

With uncomfortable humid showery weather of late it's hard to feel energetic about anything that requires exertion. However with the air on I have begun my decorating for Christmas. Several years ago I came to the conclusion that I was over the commercialisation of this time of year and that I was going to embrace the treasures and memories that family and friends had created in years gone past and to look forward to ones yet to be made......these cannot be bought. Don't misunderstand me.....I LOVE Christmas decorations! But unless they have a personal connection for me....I can live without them. The handmade and hand chosen mean much more to me these days.
It nevers seems like Christmas until I have our Family Tradition wall hanging up.

I made it many years ago and it now bears the names of all in our little family. Seeing the Grandies check for their name each year is just delightful......not sure if they think they will disappear off it throughtout the year or what? But so nice just the same.
My Holly Cottage Christmas quilt recreated for me by my beautiful friends usually has a bear guardian.....but she went on holidays and has entrusted her duties to these two...


Also long time Christmas favourites......I am taking my time putting out my treasures...


Enjoying the memories......tree still to come.
My new project is underway......getting a feel for colour choices....
Applique planning underway.....
I wanted a brighter look but still in the reproduction vein......now to make it all work together......I definitely see a bit of needleturn in my future, what with Angel Story as well.......
Uncomfortable weather or not......a bonus of this season are these.....
Delicious Mangoes! This lot are fast disappearing......yum!
That's all folks.....with Hubby glued to the cricket, corned beef cooking..... stitching here I come!

Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

21 comments:

  1. You have some BEAUTIFUL Christmas decorations!

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  2. Your home looks so beautiful with those special Christmas treasures. Love handmade too!

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  3. Merry Christmas... just love the beautiful deco's and memories the hold

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  4. Good morning my lovely friend,love your xmas decorating,i am sad i am not decorating this year but i will make up for it next year,lol.My GD would love those fresh mangoes she would just live on them,lol.
    Love your new project and i look forward to watching your progress with it.
    Hope your day is a good one Michelle,Namaste xx

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  5. Love your decorations/decorating. I too prefer the handmade decorations as so many of the bought ones are gaudy looking. That said i do pick up natural looking decorations & i tell myself no more every year & then i spot them & i "must" have them. The only other commercial decorations i buy are Jim Shore ornaments. Love the new project. Hugs, xx

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  6. Everything looks amazing Michelle !!

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  7. I love Christmas!!! But I prefer it being cool :) Your decorations are so sweet! xx

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  8. Your home made decorations have meaning and are much more special than the store bought decorations. They look wonderful. Sure is hard to get motivated in the hot muggy weather.

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  9. I love getting out the decorations I have collected over the years from various countries. So much more fun than all that sparkly stuff the shops are full of these days. Your quilt guardians are lovely. xx

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  10. Always a treat to see your Christmas decor Michelle. You have lovely ideas for displaying your special treasures. The Dresden block is gorgeous too. xxx

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  11. Beautiful decorating Michelle... I hear you, regarding the commercialism at this time of year (any time of year, really!). Personal items are so much more meaningful.

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  12. love the decorations... I'm with you on the decorations having meaning ... and thanks to clever friends I have a lovely selection. Must get some out soon...
    Hugz

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  13. Its so nice Michelle, to have your very special Christmas things around you which have such loving connections. They mean so much more with all the memories. I love your little grandies checking to see their names each year - another lovely family tradition for the little ones!

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  14. Michelle, I love your Christmas decoration. Family Tradition wall and the Christmas tree with stitched ornaments are amazing! And your dresden flower is so lovely! Kisses, my friend.

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  15. Always love seeing your beautiful Christmas decorating and your beautiful treasures. Hope the gingies and snowies make an appearance this year. Your new project is looking stunning so far

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  16. Your home looks gorgeous decorated with all your special treasures...

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  17. Lovely display of your treasures :-)
    xx

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  18. I hear what you say about the commercialisation of Christmas - right down to the decorations - last year I realised that some people start with new decorations each year - omg!! YOu have some beautiful decorations. I love your Family traditions hanging - think I might have to borrow that idea - for next year maybe!!! Beautiful start to your new quilt :-)

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  19. The fabrics for the new project are lovely

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  20. Yes, it is fun to look at the decorations as they come out each year and travel down memory lane. Love it.

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