It's so hard to believe that it's that time of year already! The last few months seem to have flown by. I am very much a planner and generally have things wrapped and ready by Halloween, but not this year! I still haven't made my "major" purchase for my son yet. UGH! It's on my list to do this weekend while he is at a party. Maybe I'll be ready after that. Maybe!
Well, at least I have my decorating done! I was a little behind this year on that as well, due to having company come Thanksgiving, but it's all up and ready now.
Here is a picture of my foyer. If you remember I had it decorated at Halloween. Well...here it is for Christmas!
From the top:
Name: Come Let Us Adore Him
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 17 ct. Cork Linen (I think!)
Name: Snow Fence
Designer: Raise the Roof
Fabric: 28 ct. Ice Blue Cashel
Name: Santa Clothes (my favorite!)
Designer: Raise the Roof
Fabric: 28 ct. Opalescent Belfast Linen
I can't believe that as much as I like Christmas that I don't have much other Christmas, and especially Santa, stitching! I have tons of patterns, but not real finsihed products! Hope to remedy that someday soon. I do have (not pictured, of course) "Dear Santa, I Can Explain" by Lizzie Kate stitched and put in the frame that goes with it on a bookcase and I also have "Shall Not Want" by Just Another Button Co. framed and in the kitchen on top of my cabinets.
Here's a picture of our tree! And, yes, those are wooden snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. I generally have the blinds open, but the glare was too much for the camera! :-)
Has anyone seen "The Nativity Story" yet? I am taking my son this afternoon after school with some other friends. I have heard it is very well done.
Still stitching away on my train. The progress is soooooo slow. Also stitching a little on "The Stockings Were Hung" by Shepherd's Bush. Not much progress to speak of, but hope to have it done by Christmas. Almost done with my son's name tree by M Designs. On the last letter! Yeah!
Here's Christmas recipe for your guys:
Santa's Snack Mix
1 (12 oz) pkg chocolate chips
1 (16 oz) container salted peanuts *
1 (11 oz) pkg Sesame Sticks **
1 (12 oz) pkg white chocolate chips
1 (12 oz) pkg vanilla yogurt - covered raisins
2 (6 oz) pkgs dried cranberries (like Craisins)
1 (10 oz) container cashews *
Mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Store in plastic storage container or in plastic storage bags.
* I used approx. 24 oz. of mixed nuts for the two nuts.
** Sesame Sticks are hard to find, but Pepperidge Farm does make them. They are sold in a 7 oz. pkg., which is what I used. That seemed plenty. I think you could also use mini pretzels, pretzel sticks or pretzel nuggets as well.