Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas Tree Decorating and More.....


I received this picture from my parents and thought you would like to see the Swedish Tea Ring that my dad made for our family Christmas this weekend. He's always been the master Tea Ring maker!! And, although it has been a few years, he hasn't lost his touch!!

He varies the recipe some and adds Maple flavoring to the frosting and tops it up with the Maraschino cherries. Mmmmm, looks great, Dad!!!

(Recipe is in my last post)







I finished my second purse from the pattern I am writing "Kirstin's Bag". I changed the top a bit, but think I will go back to the original one. Again I used the Paton's SWS... I just love the colorways of this yarn when it felts!!






The Christmas tree is up and decorated...for the most part! Each year one of our family traditions is to watch ''It's A Wonderful Life" and string popcorn and cranberries for the tree. We will be doing that Thursday night when Aaron gets home from college so he won't miss it. But we got everything else on.

Steve always puts on the little white lights first. I then add the red ribbons and red apples all over. And then it's time to add the ornaments...which consisit mainly of wheat ornaments handmade by my mom.







Here are closeups of a few of my favorites....






































This last one is not actually made from wheat, but I have several of them and they look so beautiful on the tree. I wonder if my mom can make one big enough for the top of the tree...wouldn't that be pretty?? (hint hint)












Kirstin and Aliya helped with the tree from beginning to end. Here they are at the Christmas Tree farm helping to choose the 'perfect tree'....









....and in front of the tree after the decorations are all in place











As for Sumo, all of this Christmas decorating and baking and shopping etc.. just wears him out. Poor thing!!








Until Next Time....

10 comments:

AR said...

Mmm. That looks good. Your tree is very pretty, too! :)

Shelley said...

Your dad's Swedish Tea Ring looks so yummy! I've printed out the recipe from yours and I'm going to attempt to make it...hopefully...at some point soon. I'll let you know when I do.

Got your email with the purse pattern. Thanks! I'll let you know when I do it up and post pics too!

Your tree looks so pretty, and I simply LOVE those ornaments your mom made! Great job!!

primdollie said...

Oh wow the bag is wonderful and LOVE the tea ring that your dad made (and drooled over all the others too!!)how fun is that and thanks for the recipe now to see if can talk the hubby into making that one!!!!!! hehehe!! thanks for sharing and love the bag you made for your son's girlfriend lucky her and I know she will love it!!! awesome!!! hope your holidays are super wonderful!!! Hugs Linda

primdollie said...

Oh and forgot to tell you how much I loved your tree!!! and the beautiful decorations!!!! enjoy! Hugs Linda

Heidi said...

Pretty tree, pretty bag, and pretty darn yummy looking Swedish Tea Rings!!!!

hakucho said...

Wow another Tea Ring that looks so good. It's nice your Dad is such a good baker. I can tell you will have a yummy Christmas breakfast.
Another felted bag! Since I have been visiting your blog you have made too numerous to count felted bags and each and everyone is gorgeous. Amazing :)
Your tree is so pretty and the ornaments are very unique. I think it's so cool that one is made from wheat.
Happy knitting :)

Rohanknitter said...

That tea ring looks delicious!
Did you do that bag single- or double-stranded? I really like the SWS felted too, better than non-felted.
That tree is great - it looks so Scandinavian. The wheat ornaments are lovely - your mom is very talented.

Jknits said...

I love the ornaments - unbreakable. I've learned the hard way that those are the best kind! The bag looks great. It looks like a nice size.
Jen

Kristi Podesta said...

Both your Swedish Tea Ring and you Dad's look sooooo good. I printed out the recipe and hope to make it soon. The bag you designed is awesome and I'd love to have the pattern. Your Mom's ornaments are amazing!! Kristi

Janice said...

Kristi,
Thanks :-)
If you email me, I would be happy to share the purse pattern with you!