This time of year I am so happy to see Christmas lights coming on everywhere I look. They are one of my favorite parts of this season. I decorated my tree this past weekend, and got my husband to play with his camera and take some photos for me.
From inside -
And outside -
He has a special filter that makes the lights look like twinkling stars. Makes for a fun photo!
It's always fun to get the ornaments and decorations out. Here are some from a long time ago, when I was a cross-stitcher.
Growing up, our family always had an angel at the top of the tree, so when we got married, my mom made us an angel for our tree. She's so sweet! I couldn't have a Christmas tree without her on the top.
When our kids were little, she made Raggedy Andy dolls for them (what else do you make for little boys?!) and I have been getting them out at Christmas, too. They are actually named Raggedy Andy and Raggedy Kevin, because those are our kids' names. Here they are with the doll quilt I made for them last year. (It started out as a table topper, but is really the wrong size and shape for my table, and looks more like a doll quilt, so I have repurposed it! LOL!)
Do you use a crockpot a lot? I love mine! It was cooking soup for us for dinner over the weekend. Soup is one of my favorite meals, and I wish I had more recipes for soup for my crockpot. If you have a good one, I'd love it if you'd share it with me.
I got a thank you note yesterday for something I wasn't even expecting to be thanked for! What a treat! I'll keep it to look at when I need a lift, and also a reminder that kindness is so important.
And finally, in the category of "I hope I will like these..."
I bought these rotary blade replacements at Harbor Freight after seeing them recommended in a Facebook quilting group that I'm in. Have any of you tried them? I hope they are good, as I tend to go through a lot of blades, and these are very inexpensive! I think they were $1.99 for two!
Happy Thursday, everyone! Hope you are having a great week!