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....