Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tea, Ornaments and a Deer

GR&DF Tuesday is here and it is a cold as ever. Yesterday during the afternoon it started to snow here in the city. It didn't stick or make it to the ground and what was falling was very light - but there were flakes swirling around out side!! That is such an uncommon event here in the city by the Bay. The news was full of the snow falling in the Sierra's and on all the higher elevations around the Bay.

Last night was so very cold I knew what I needed - some Christmas tea!! So I hauled out the tea stuff et viola - Jingle Bells tea from Lupicia-


In a Christmas mug it doesn't get much better!!!

I heard that my ornament for the "Ties that Bind" exchange had arrived to Margaret's - and here is a snap -

The chart is from a JCS and stitched on a piece of Silkweaver solo - I think it was my last little piece of this particular solo -

I also put up my little faux feather Stitching tree last night. It took lots of my stitching treasures from past exchanges and gifts to make this little Christmas "table-scape." I do like the way it turned out!! The flash sort of washes it out but you can get the idea....

This side also shows off my mercury glass snow family that Rico got me years ago. You can see that I have a string of fairy lights on the table to light it from below and then throw some silvery fabric/netting over that for a snow effect.

This is from the other side - I really love this little tree and the way it shows off all the wonderful things I have gotten from stitching friends. This is in our front hall and is the first thing one sees when you come in the front door.

Last night I finished up "Deer" and some of the vine border on the ABC Sampler. Here is a snap -

That is one big rack on that sucker!!

There you go sports fans!!
Thanks for stopping by and for your very kind comments!!

Take care -
edgar

29 comments:

Nancy said...

Such an enjoyable post! I love your stitching feather tree - it looks gorgeous the way you have it displayed! The ornament you stitched for the exchange is just beautiful! Is that Little by Little - she's one of my favorites. Please, please send me some snow!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your tree is beautiful. It's a wonderful way to admire all the lovelies you've received.

Julie said...

What an adorable little tree! I think you have it in the best spot in your home.

Margaret said...

It's cold here too, with snow to freezing stuff overnight. Bleagh! Love your little tree display - so beautiful! And your Alphabets! You're being smart to do the vine border as you go! :D

Tracey said...

Gorgeous decor! I so long for the day when I can have a bigger place, and little tablescapes and things such as yours. :) Beautiful ornament as well!

Carol R said...

Wonderful tree! You can keep your snow though - you know I only do sunshine!
Alphabets is looking good.

Andrea said...

Love the ornament for Margaret, especially all of the different coloured ribbon. Tea...could just with a cuppa now. The ornament tree this year is looking very nice.

Myriam said...

What a nice tree!!! Good idea!

Kielrain said...

That is a great christmas display. All those wonderful things!

I am understanding the cold thing. 13 last night.... ugh. I don't live where it should get that cold!

Bronny said...

What a lovely tree - and so special to have all those wonderful ornaments upon it.
I have a similar tree - more tree than ornament as yet, but year by year the ornaments grow.
Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your display

Andrea said...

What a great post, very cheerful and bright! Love the ornament you stitched, that's always been a favorite of mine but i've yet to stitch it...seing yours makes me want to pull it out though!
Love the tree and your mercury glass collection, just beautiful!
Your blog is always a pleasure to visit :-)

stitchenmylifeaway said...

I hope my tree will grow up to be like your's someday. Loved the pictures.

Marjorie said...

I love your tree! Do you happen to recall which issue of the JCS that ornament is from? It's very cute, I would love to stitch it.

Catherine said...

What a lovely display of your treasures!

Berit said...

How fabulous, Edgar! The holiday stress has been really getting my goat lately (we are also re-doing our living room and sorting through our videogame/DVD collections, so the place is completely torn up!!), and seeing your charming display was really refreshing! You also reminded me to add some more tea to my shopping list; we are running low here!

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Diane said...

It looks like you're going to need a forest of feather trees to display all of your treasures. Beautiful!

ariadne said...

I adored your feather tree.We had a similar light green one when I was a kid.And with all those small stitched pieces on it, it is just like a cross stitch haven!

Patti said...

I really really loved this post Edgar. I loved seeing all your ornaments and the start of your ABC and especially loved the ornament you sent to Margaret. It is just to DIE for!
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Mary said...
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Mary said...

oops! couldn't spell--had to delete. Your tree and display are so pretty!

Kathy A. said...

Love your little feather tree. That is so unique. It looks so pretty with all your stitchy ornaments on it.
Wow - snow for you! That is unusual.

J Rae said...

Love your Christmas display! Just lovely!

You are just flying along on that alphabet! Your needles must be on fire!

Stitchinowl said...

One more time posting, hope 2nd time's the charm. Your stitchy tree is so beautiful with all the special ornaments displayed. You should keep it up all year long. I love the color changes you used on your beautiful Merry & Bright ornament. Would you share your floss changes?

Carolyn

Michelle said...

Wow! What a beautiful tree display! What a sweet way to decorate with all the stitched treasures.

P.S. I borrowed your idea for the box finish with Yule Sampler ~ thanks!

Sue said...

Lovely tree, Edgar. I'm going to see if I can sweet talk The Missus into a collaborative project to make one together. It shows off the onrnaments beautifully.

Cindy's Stitching said...

You decorated the table just beautifully. I loved the fabric with the lights underneath it. The tree is pretty with stitching delights on it.

Stitching Kath said...

whoo hoo I have the same tree for my stitching ornies and I am in the UK lol

love kath

Robin said...

Love the feather tree!!! I am on the hunt for one of those!
Also, do you remember what issue your Merry and Bright ornie is from? I'd love to stitch that one "someday"...
Take care!!
robin