Monday, December 19, 2011

Ready for Christmas

We got the xmas tree up this weekend and did a bit of baking.  Thought I would share a few pictures of my favorite decorations.

But my most priceless one is this one.

It makes me laugh every year I put it on the tree.  Daniel was in preschool when he made this ornament and as you can see he hated the first few months of preschool.  I love his "I don't like it here and am not amused by you taking my picture" expression.  He loved preschool by xmas time so I was only the mean mom for a few months.

This guy is also responsible for this....

...Lego Zombies attacking our xmas train!!  :)

I asked the boys what they wanted to bake this weekend and they both said Sugar Cookies.  Can you tell which one I decorated and which one Daniel did??

I don't think I could eat Daniels "Snowman" cookie....not that he would let me.   I'm sure this was the first one he ate. Oh to be 12 again!!

I use to be an avid cross-stitcher before I got into quilting and I cross stitched all our xmas stocking.

I did the boys on 32 count navy linen.

Tims was one of the first cross stitch project I ever did and I think we were still dating at the time ( that's 20 years ago!!).  And mine is well the largest but that is only because I couldn't find 32 count linen in navy at the time and had to use 11 count navy aida. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it  :)


  1. Such memories. Christmas baking isn't near the fun without young hands to help. How did I know there was going to be an angel on the last stocking? Merry Christmas Kathy, Tim, Andrew and Daniel. A

  2. love your ornaments-I used to cross stitch too-before quilting!
    I find the older I get the less of a cookie monster I am. I think that is a good thing.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I adore the ornament pictures and the fun stockings. Daniel's picture is priceless but hands down, the zombies steal the show! Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Love Daniel's snowman cookie. I am looking forward to making cupcakes with my nephew tomorrow.

  5. Thanks for the preschool picture! Oh how kids can be! I still have a 3 year old little girl that makes that face on a daily basis for one thing or another! I look forward to the day that I can look back and smile! (I have been told it may take a little longer with her being a girl and all!) They boys are better already!

  6. I love that cookie...made me laugh out loud.