Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Snaps

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you all so much for your kind comments and emails - I do love reading them in the morning and they do brighten up an otherwise dreary cold Monday!!
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Over the weekend there was lots of Christmas cheer in our lives.....  on Saturday evening we had quite a few parties to attend.  I carried my camera, it is small and fits in my pocket.  I think the prettiest party we got to was one I look forward to every year - giving by our friends Chris and Mo.  They have a great old San Francisco painted lady and so the Christmas party is always has such an old fashioned feeling and is really just beautiful...  here are some snaps


There was a lovely tree in the front parlor.  It has both electric light and candles - which they lit later in the evening, and no matter how many pictures I take I just can not get a good candlelit one - but trust me it is a sight to warm the coldest heart!!


There were banks of poinsettias all over the house.


and of course there was Humphrey the Christmas camel.  Chris has him out every year. 

After leaving Chris and Mo's we had one more party to get to, but stayed only a little while.  The city was busy all over and traffic was terrible - and parking was worse!
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We put our tree yesterday - I'll get some snaps of that tomorrow - and of course there was the Christmas cheer to have while decorating....


.....  a big old glass of the PA Dutch Egg Nog (at almost 30 proof, which is a bit on the strong side) I will cut it with some Bud's.  Now I like a good kick to my Egg Nog and the blend of these two is almost perfect!!  Here in the Bay area Bud's is about the best there is to be had, IMHO - simply delicious!!!!!!
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I finished up my last Exchange for the year and will have that in the mail today - so I got to work a bit on my ABC Noel - I bet you forgot about that didn't you!!!  Here is a snap..


I finally finished up  the little Santa type elf on "V" and am now on to "W."  As you can see each of the letters are sort of striped with the shades of red, here I have stitched in the brighter of the two and will fill with the darker.  It is hard to tell in my craptastic snaps but the two reds together look rather nice.

I think that about wraps it up for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!!

Take care,
edgar

34 comments:

Rachel S-H said...

Gorgeous Christmas tree! Very pretty Christmas finish

Hazel said...

Lovely snaps. I can't believe what I am seeing - an actual candlelit tree!! I would be too scared of a fire starting. It looks very pretty though. Love your ABC. Perfect for the season. x

Michelle said...

We love that Pennsylvania Dutch eggnog, but I have to cut it with the regular stuff too. LOL! Your Christmas piece is fabulous - that little guy with the V is cute! And now I think I need a camel as part of my Christmas decorations too!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous house that Painted Lady must be! Isn't that the most beautiful tree?

Your Christmas alphabet is looking so pretty! Looking forward to seeing photos of your tree.

Faye said...

Gorgeous decorations and stitching!!!

Karen said...

Ohhh...that tree in the parlor is so pretty! Definitely speaks Christmas.

happy stitching...

Barb said...

Wow! What a wonderful house for a Christmas party! Your Christmas stitch looks great!

stitcheranon said...

Wow, lovely pics of the tree..I love the Christmas Piece...def the best christmas alphabet I have ever seen...off to scroll down to find out who it is by lol

Mary said...

O'kay it is now officially the Holiday season....Humphrey has been spotted. I think you ABC is beautiful, too.

Margaret said...

Looks like you had fun at the parties. I love Humphrey! Great progress on your alphabet sampler too! I have to admit I've never had spiked egg nogg. Weird, huh? lol!

Penny said...

Your friends must have a beautiful home - I love that room! Love Humphrey the Christmas camel too. :) Egg Nog never appealed to me before, but I have to say your's sounds pretty good. ABC Noel is so pretty!

Jeanne said...

Love your Christmas alphabet piece Edgar, you are almost done already! The parties look like fun. I wish this time of year could last a little longer...there is so much to try to cram into the few weeks before Christmas. Enjoy the season!

Denise said...

Great pictures! And your stitching is coming right along!

Natasha said...

Beautiful pictures. What a beautiful tree!!

I am in love with your WIP, it's coming along nicely!

Yes BUD's is the BEST!! I just might have to pick some up when I shop today :)

dixiesamplar said...

sounds like you guys had a great time...and such lovely decorating!

Your ABC stitch is coming along nicely..can't wait to see the finish.

Stop by for my giveaway, ends Friday.

DonnaTN said...

Lucky you to be friends with the owners of such a beautiful home. The sampler looks better every time you show it.

MoonBeam said...

ABCs are really cute.

The tree and the old home - really pretty and festive.

Shirlee said...

Sounds like a very fun time of parties! Love the stitching : ) Blessings, Shirlee

diamondc said...

Stunning tree love all your pictures, the sampler is comming along fine. it looks very nice.
Catherine
diamondc

CalamityJr said...

Chris and Mo certainly decorate beautifully! Your Christmas alphabet will be finished the nest time we see it; way to go. I haven't seen the PA Dutch eggnog here, but now I'm going to go looking! I've been replacing some of the milk in my chai tea with non-alcoholic eggnog, and it's the best I've ever made - not sure I'll like going back to the old way when the eggnog disappears from the stores. Oh, well - I already have something to look forward to!

Minnie said...

Your friends have a beautiful home with lovely decorations and your ABC Noel is fantastic.

Kay said...

The camel is adorable. My daughters boyfriend's name is Kemuel, nicknamed "Camel". Just between you & me, Humphrey is cuter!!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh that tree is bee-you-tee-full!!!!

Love that camel. I'm sure there is a story behind that.

Your sampler is gorgeous!

Ellen said...

Wonderful X'mas tree! Love your Christmas ABC Sampler!

Happy Holidays!

Hugs,

marly said...

Beautiful beautiful decorations. I want a camel. Love that boy. Your stitching is so striking with those colors and clean lines. Very nice.

moreofhim said...

What a gorgeous tree and other decorations! I just love that camel! I had never heard of that eggnog (the 30 proof stuff) but it's definitely going on my shopping list! Your idea of mixing it with the regular eggnog is great and I know we would enjoy some here.

I just love popping by and seeing all your stitching and I've made quite a few of your recipes. I don't always comment, but wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog. :)

Blessings - Julie

Kielrain said...

What a great tree! That must really be a stunner.

Your Christmas piece is looking very nice. Seems to be close to a finish too.

Mouse said...

ooooo looks like a fab party :) and love the camel too ... I can't remember how I actually got my Christmas lights to show on mine ... I think it was close up and with red eye on ???? oooo you have nearly finished the ABC :) and mmmmm pass and eggnog hic ;)tis the season to be jolly tral la la la la love mouse xxxx

And This Little Pig said...

Busy busy busy Edgar, love the photos, beautiful tree, and oh 'special' eggnog :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Akila said...

They all sound like great fun and lot of festivities. Love the idea of candles on the tree. But how safe is it?!
ABC is coming up beautifully. So christmasy

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas party pics! The tree is beautiful. I remember my Grandparent's lighting the candles on their tree - I've been too scared to try it.

Berit said...

Here is another wonderful tree! That eggnog looks delicous--I need to make some before the season slips away!

Mindi said...

Humphrey is so cute! The house looks like it was stunning with the decorations and all those poinsettias.

I love eggnog, and haven't had any yet this year. I like to make my own cheap eggnog lattes by just putting some as creamer in my coffee.

Your ABC Noel is looking absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see it finished.

Catherine said...

What a fabulous house your friends have! Loved seeing the pics! Your stitches look great - you're almost there!