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November 25, 2007

First Christmas Gifts

Filed under: crafty gifts,decorating — by michellew @ 4:41 pm

I know we just had Thanksgiving, but we won’t see my parents again before Christmas so we celebrated early with them yesterday.  I love Christmastime, love decorating for Christmas, and am always sad to take down the tree.  So we decorate the day after Thanksgiving around here.  I love that!  It helps me get more into starting up the advent box on the 1st and gets us all in the spirit.  We were decorating together yesterday and Caleb was so way into it this year.  “I just love Christmastime!” he’d say.  And in response to me putting the angel on the top of the tree “Oh I love the angel, she’s beautiful” (spoken with awe and wonder)  And of course he ran to get his guitar and proceeded to sing, “its Christmastime, its Christmastime.”  I don’t think he could have delighted this mama’s heart anymore if he tried.  I love that he was so into it filled with little 3 year old wonder. 

We had a great time with my parents over this past week of Thanksgiving and enjoyed our little Christmas celebrations with them as well.  I got this great book as well as this one from them for Christmas and I’m really excited about both!  They also gave this book to Bob, which I’m really looking forward to reading after he’s done.  Yeah for great books! 

And because we celebrated early, you get to see one of my Christmas projects early too.  These will hang above my parent’s couch in the living room that I helped them decorate.  I’m so excited about them as they are my first attempt at some fabric wall art.  They are simple but suit my parents style and living room quite nicely.  I’ve had another idea for fabric wall art brewing in my head for a couple of years now.  It would be for above our bed, so we’ll see if I attempt that sometime now that I got my first fabric wall art under my belt.  I also didn’t have Christmas paper down from the attic yet so I used brown paper and strips of fabric to wrap their present.  I love how that turned out and may have found a fun way to wrap the rest of this year’s presents. 

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  1. I continue to be encouraged and inspired by A Mother’s Heart. I bet you’ll enjoy it, too, Michelle. And speaking of inspiration, I love coming to your blog! Your ideas are always great.

    Comment by RT — November 26, 2007 @ 9:48 am |Reply

  2. very nice Michelle! I may have to consult with you about something for the red bedroom in Vermont ; – )

    Comment by Mom — November 27, 2007 @ 10:13 am |Reply

  3. I just told Dad the other day, that your fabric art is something like Nan could have done if she knew about the idea. I think you get a lot of your ‘craftiness’ from her! We’ll send a pic soon of your hanging art.

    Comment by Mom Thomas — December 9, 2007 @ 3:59 pm |Reply

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