Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care........

I guess it's going to be a white Christmas around here.  The weatherman is predicting around six inches of the white stuff in our area.  Once again further north from here they are going to get hammered with snow.  Now those of us who like to snowmobile are rejoicing in the news but I also heard some grumbling at the grocery store today.  If you are going to live in Tundra Country as Mrs. Mom calls it up here you have to have something you like to do outside or it makes for a long winter.  We used to ski every weekend.  Badly.  We never progressed much beyond the bunny slopes but boy oh boy did we have fun.  The Hubs and I would be puttering down the hill at a nice even snowplow and Son would zoom by us headed for the slopes with horrible names like Suicide Slide! That was then and this is now.  I don't want to break a leg or anything else for that matter so I haven't been skiing for quite a number of years.  They call this maturity or just plain getting old and not having the guts to do what I used to do.  Sigh......

Miss T came over after school yesterday to help me with some things around the house.  We ended up making cookies, that was much more fun then dusting or picking up.  I found this cookie maker thingy at The Christmas Shop when I was there this fall after meeting up with Dawn so we thought we would try it out.

First we had to make the dough, thank you very much Pillsbury.  Then you pulled the trigger and the little cookie plopped out.

After they were baked and cooled we mixed up some frosting and food coloring and put it in the little thingy and put the tip thing on the end to frost them.  I guess you can tell by my lingo that I am not a professional cake decorator.  Our attempts at roses and leaves left a lot to be desired but we had a blast and that's all that matters!

I finally finished my table runner!  I have been dragging my feet lately in my sewing room but the Friday Night Sew In really inspired me to get going.  I didn't have the best place to take the pictures but you will get the idea.

It's Santa, Mrs. Santa, a reindeer and an elf plus the North Pole.

I like the lights in the reindeer antlers.

Also have been getting my table set up for Christmas dinner.

Time to watch a couple of Christmas shows and then to bed.  Lots to do tomorrow but all the shopping is done and the stockings are stuffed.  Time to reflect on what this season is all about and celebrate the birth of our Saviour.  Time to count our blessings as many people don't even have a roof over their heads or a warm shower or hot meal.    Time to enjoy our family and make memories.  I hope you all have a blessed Christmas! 


Anita said...

Thank you for sharing all the many things that Christmas is all about, especially the birth of Christ, which many tend to forget.
Your table is beautiful! And baking cookies with the little one is giving her lots of treasured memories.
Merry Christmas!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like you and T had a fabulous time with the cookies. That looks like it would be a fun gadget to have. I'm sure T got a kick out of it. It's nice that it could be used for the cookies and for the icing. I used to have a cookie press. I wonder what ever happened to it. Hmmmm.

Yes, you would have to have an outdoor sport to keep you content for the long winters. I would just hole up in the sewing room and be perfectly happy. Perhaps I could make a dent in this stash too.

I love the table runner. Why don't you have it on the table for Christmas? It really does have a darling theme and I love the little lights! Nice job.

Your table looks gorgeous. The pillar candles are just lovely with the setting.

Many, many blessings for a joyful Christmas. I know it will be fabulous. Love from our house to yours. xoxox

Valerie said...

These pictures are absolutely lovely and get me in the Christmas mood. Our Christmas so far has been all about wedding. Now we are up in the Smokey Mountains enjoying a few days of relaxation. I hope you have a very merry blessed Christmas!

Alice Grace said...

Oh I love that table runner! You did such a fabulous job! I didn't get to join the last Friday night sew-in due to the wedding preparations, but I don't anticipate missing any more of them. Your table is just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your wonderful family and all that snow, the perfect Christmas, family, friends, and snow!

Musings of a Housewife said...

Everything is just gorgeous! Hey, thanks for the stickers in the Christmas card, by the way. Kids loved that!

Patti said...

We dont get the white stuff very often here in east texas, so enjoy your white Christmas!! Your tablescape is so pretty!! I'll have my kiddos here Christmas night and the weekend will be filled with Christmas activities. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Joanne said...

You'll have a beautiful White Christmas! What a beautiful table, set and waiting for the festivities to begin ... Have a very Merry Christmas, and all best for the New Year!

Donna said...

You are so creative! That cookie press looks like it's much better than the one I've used for years; I'm going to have to check that out.

Chrissah said...

Your table looks gorgeous!! Merry Christmas!!!

Linds said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your family! Your table looks so pretty and I love the candles - so unusual!
We have snow here too this year. So that makes for a different scene this Christmas. And freezing fog as I speak to top things off!
I need to do a little more baking and then I will be finished and ready. The cookie making day looked great fun!
Have a great festive season!

Dawn said...

The runner is fabulous - talented one you are indeed! And the cookies - we Swedes call them spritz. Glad you found the "thingie."

It's snowing today - the beautiful soft kind - glad we're not going anywhere, though.

Check out my new header and what's to the left of my head!

Susan said...

Your Christmas table is absolutely beautiful!! Christmas dishes are something I've never bought myself, although I love dishes. I did buy some for my oldest daugher on year.

Susie said...

Looks like all is in readiness for Christmas at your house and it all looks so pretty. I imagine your grands are very excited right about now. I've been bustling around trying to get ready for all the gatherings. I've barely been on the computer, but noticed you are no longer on FB. Hope we can still keep in touch! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
love you xoxo

Marcy said...

Don't your cats get up on the table as soon as you turn around? How do you keep them off of it? We can't even put a clean tablecloth on the table when we have company coming until we hear them in the driveway or it will somehow mysteriously get cat hair on it!

Donna said...

Hey, you're the winner of the PW book. Send me your snail mail addy.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas and God Bless you and your family.

palmtreefanatic said...

Merry Christmas!
I love the cookies! You and T did have a fabulous time! They look great and I am sure they taste just as wonderful!

I am glad you are enjoying your snow! I do not like the stuff much but do like it for christmas! We had a rainy windy day and we all stayed in our pjs for the day and pretended, ha! We have never done that before and truthfully We all loved it! our day was fantastic!
We are so Blessed!

Your table runner is amazing! such talent you have! I love it!!!!!

I also enjoyed your dinner table! looks awesome and so inviting!

Many Blessings I send your way, You are a gift!xoxoxoxo