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12/25/2013

Merry Christmas Each and Every One

I pray that this day finds you safe, warm & happy with those that you love. I feel so blessed that we are able to be with our daughter & son-in-law & the 4 granddogs (3 are greyhounds, and a tiny dachshund that belonged to our SIL's Dad has come to live with our kids. Sadly, his Master is no longer able to care for him due to dementia problems. Charlie is a real sweetie & seems to have adapted quite well to his new home. He's definitely a people 'person' & is so optimistic at meal times. He has diabetes so table treats are forbidden and he only gets his own special type of treats on occasion).
 
We have been fortunate to have had some lovely days of warm sunshine and some relaxation. One day we drove about 2 hours up the road to the SIL's Dad's place to do some cleaning out. Not a happy occasion, but we were glad to be able to help just a little. Also had some nice lunches & usually had leftovers for dinner. Tonight we had a Christmas Eve meal from Chinese take-out. Yummm.
 
I took a couple pictures of the DD's Christmas tree, and the tree skirt that I made for her long ago, in another hobby-lifetime. I hope you'll like seeing them, as I have no card to share. I did get out an image to color this afternoon, but didn't make a lot of progress. Then it was time to pick up supplies to get ready for dinner. Too hard to drag out, put away and keep my motivation steady. I've really enjoyed Netflix & Acorn TV while I've been here. Lazy is me.
 

If you look closely at the clear ornament to the left of the "V" shape, it is the poinsettia Ritz glitter ornament I made last year. I loved this tree skirt, and the center diamond of each diamond has some machine embroidery - which also was a long ago hobby. I only made one of these skirts...I always wished I'd made one for our tree. Alas, I never did! Probably never shall at this late date. So it gladdens my heart that DD always uses it.
I  want to wish all who visit & have visited here, a wonderful Merry Christmas, filled with all the things that give you joy & happiness. I am so appreciative of all who have visited, left comments & encouragement over the past year. It has meant so very much to me, and has been such a wonderful adventure that I certainly never expected to have. See you soon with some cards in the New Year. God Bless, and many warm hugs.


19 comments:

Benzi said...

Merry Christmas morning, Mary, to you and your family. It's a beautiful tree and the skirt is sooooo gorgeous. You really should have made yourself one, too. I know it is nice to see your daughter enjoying this one.

Rita said...

Merry Christmas Wishes Mary. What a lovely post and that tree skirt is a work of art, it must have taken ages. Enjoy the rest of Christmas Day. We are off to our eldest daughter for Christmas Dinner shortly. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

Brenda in IN said...

Glad you're safe and warm and with your family. The tree skirt is beautiful. You are a very talented lady. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Redanne said...

Just taking a break from all the festivities to say Merry Christmas to you and yours too Mary! Hugs, Anne x

jimlynn said...

Sounds and looks like y'all are going to have a beautiful Christmas! Love the tree skirt you made too. So pretty.
Have a wonderful day.
Lynn

susiestacey said...

Merry Christmas Mary. beautiful skirt it must have taken an age to make, best wishes for 2014 x Susan x

Kathyk said...

Fabulous tree skirt ... good to hear you are having a good Christmas. My best wishes for the New Year too

Kathyk

Carol L said...

A very merry Christmas to you Mary, and it's been such fun getting to know you this past year! The tree skirt you made is just gorgeous!! I love the star pattern! I have a latch hook tree skirt my husband made for me shortly after we were married and to this day, when I put a tree up, it's the only skirt I'll ever use! I'm so glad Charlie was rescued by your DD, as that's my favorite breed! We lost our Bitzi several years ago, but they're the sweetest dogs :) Merry Christmas Mary - enjoy every moment of your visit and TFS the photos!

Hettie said...

Merry Christmas Mary. Love that tree skirt. If you still have the pattern I would love to have a copy. I have a tree skirt but need another for the second tree.
Hugs
xx

Brenda said...

So glad that you had a very Merry Christmas Momma Mary! Ours was a great one too! I love, love Dana's tree and that beautiful tree skirt that you made! Wow!!! That is amazing and so beautiful! Have a happy, healthy New Year Momma Mary to you and yours!!! Hugs!

Debbie Nutt said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing the joys and realities of Christmas and life. Veg out and relax. Beautiful tree skirt. I definitely don't have the talent for making one of those.

Mrs A. said...

Wishing you a happy peaceful holiday and a crafty New Yr. hugs Mrs A.

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous tree skirt Mary! I pieced and quilted one years ago but could not bring myself to cut a hole in the middle! lol I still have it and use it occasionally for a table at Christmas time. It would've made a great tree skirt though. Happy New Year and happy card-making!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous tree skirt Mary! I pieced and quilted one years ago but could not bring myself to cut a hole in the middle! lol I still have it and use it occasionally for a table at Christmas time. It would've made a great tree skirt though. Happy New Year and happy card-making!

Bonnie said...

I know you've been enjoying your visit with your daughter. It's COLD here so you're in the right place! Love that tree skirt and what a pretty Christmas tree! Enjoy the rest of your visit and have safe travels home. Happy New Year, my friend.

Erin Stephenson said...

I hope you enjoyed your holiday! Lovely tree!! Looking forward to see your creations this year!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hullo Mary so sorry am slow returning your wonderful comment on my blog.
You're always such a blessing to me in your wonderfully encouraging comments.I too am grateful for the day that you found my blog.
I too have been greatly blessed this Christmas, how precious it is to live where we live and with our family too. God bless dear Mary! love Shaz in Oz.xx

Stampsnob said...

Beautiful skirt Happy New Year ....Lis

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree and Skirt, Mary - so glad you could be with family! hugs, de