Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's a Gray and Gloomy Day Out There

 So, naturally I figured that the best remedy for that is to turn the inside Christmas lights on again.

These little bits of light and cheer just make me happy.  And I have Christmas cookies to make.  So happy is a good thing.

These are also "Happy-Makers".  Mary and Cass bought these for me while they were here over the weekend and they are still beautiful.  This lily has opened fully and smells divine!

I got the apple core pieces for my Texas sister's Christmas quilt up on the wall last night and the first two rows sewn together. (Excuse the quality of the photo, please - gray and gloomy day.) This time I hung the fleece up first and I'm working from there so I know exactly the size I want the front to be without having to stop and measure.  I don't like to measure.  (Could be the reason I have surprises in my work.  LOL!)  The pink-y/red paisley you can see in spots is the backing.

I thought I'd mention, too, that I made up a big batch of the rosella cordial and served it in this cute snowman beverage jar I found this year.  It was a hit!  The rosella bush is a goner from the last freeze, but I have seeds.  I will definitely be planting this again in the Spring.  It's just exciting to me to grow something in my own back yard that I can use to replace something that is purchased and full of preservatives.

Off to start baking now!  Hope your preparations are moving along well!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Things are definitely festive at your house! I need to get my lights out and string them through the shelf unit.
It is so nice to see a lily this time of year.

Susie Swanson said...

So beautiful and festive and the lily is just gorgeous.. I love that quilt pattern..Blessings, Susie

Margaret said...

Christmas is just around the orner in this post, so happy and bright. Home and family are so precious.

Thimbleanna said...

Well, if it's any consolation Elaine, it's gray and gloomy here too. And drizzly. It's looking a lot like Christmas there!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Looks like your preparations are going along smoothly! Pretty flowers and quilt! blessings,Kathleen

Susan said...

It has been pouring down rain for 2 days but this morning looks like calmer weather. I find it a happy to put on some Christmas lights and just sit with a cup of joe but would gladly take a glass of that cordial.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just dropped back by to wish you a Merry Christmas. blessings,Kathleen