Monday, November 21, 2016

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas

Happy Monday to you friends! I hope that you had a great weekend and a starting the week enthused~it is that time of year where we stop and give thanks for all the good things in our lives. Hopefully this is not just a once a year practice for you! I try to make sure I am filled with gratitude and thanksgiving each day~some days are easier than others. Just waking up in the morning, breathing, have a warm bed and home is a reason to be grateful. Last week we had one day with temps at 82, the next the snow was falling. I loved this big Blue Spruce in my daughter's yard. Doesn't it just emit winter! As much as I've been enjoying and relishing the summer weather, I will say this was such a pleasant surprise. So much so, that when I came home I quickly went to work in my sewing room.
Typically at our home, we don't decorate until Black Friday; I always find I'm so exhausted by the time it is all done that I wanted to slowly get things out prior to the tree going up.  WE have less than a month from this Friday till Christmas is here and that time always goes so fast; I want to enjoy the decorations as long as possible. This is one of the wall hangings I made~I love it and my daughter even helped me with some machine quilting.  I looks great in our hall and I'm very pleased with it.
This is the wall hanging I made in Sisters, Oregon this summer.  I love the contrast with the wall color.  It just screams Christmas to me.
This morning I'm off to get my annual Mammogram; none of us enjoy this, but girls it is so important  for our health.  If you are putting it off, please set up an appointment.
After I get home, hubby and I are heading back up to Estes~we have to go to DMV and then may go into the park and see if we can get some pictures for our Christmas Card.  When we get home and the tomorrow and Wednesday, I will be sewing-working on Christmas presents.  Thursday we will have dinner together with the family at our oldest daughter's house.  It should be wonderful.  Between now and then I also want to get the rest of the decorations put out.
I hope you have a great week; for those traveling I wish you travel ease and safety.
Blessings to you!


  1. Noreen, I like to have my decorating done right after Thanksgiving. I want to enjoy it for a whole month. I love the way your little quilt hangings look. Those are treasure to last forever. Blessings to you and your for a happy Thanksgiving. xoxo, Susie

  2. You have snow!!! We are so jealous!!!

    A bit of decorating has started here, but now it is time to get ready for Turkey Day.

    Hope your test went well.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  3. Beautiful wall hangings! It must be close to a howliday cuz mom is actually cleaning house!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. The first snow is always so pretty. You will have fun decorating with those lovely quilts.

    Can you just take your daughter's big tree and use it for your Christmas tree???? It is so pretty.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Beautiful photo Noreen. Love the snow. Makes it feel like Christmas. The quilt is lovely...You are so talented to be able to sew Christmas gifts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. My hubby and I will be alone. Hugs.

  6. Beautiful wall hangings! You are one talented gal Noreen! We got a light dusting of snow last week, but then it warmed up and was in the mid 70's again. I think another cold front is coming in and the weatherman said our area might get rain. We sure could use it, in whatever form it comes. ;)
    We don't normally decorate until the first week in December, but I might just start a little earlier this year. Maybe it will actually feel like Christmas and I'll feel more jolly!
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Blessings, Amy

  7. I can't believe how quickly the days are passing from Summer, to Halloween...and now Thanksgiving us almost here! I wish things would slow down a bit!

  8. Oh the first snow is so delightful, sounds like a fun trip up to Estes, hope you got a very special picture :) You are so talented, the wall hangings are gorgeous! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


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