Thursday, 13 December 2012

Have you decked the halls yet?

I have, everything but the Christmas tree. I'm waiting with that until just before Christmas as with our climate, it won't last very long. And we don't want just the skeleton of a tree at Christmas, do we? But since I like a a few little lights I always decorate my corkscrew hazel branches. 

with the pottery angels underneath

as well as my Scandinavian winter village

but my favorite is this little nativity scene by the same artist who made my angels above

and the back of it.

I decorated this fresh pine wreath and the fragrance is wonderful. 

There was even time for a bit of crafting. I made this little Christmas gnome for the quilt group gift exchange today. 

With all that done, the baking finished, the gifts bought or made and wrapped as well as the cards and packages sent I can sit back and relax. Other than entertaining guests, I'm planning to start this quilt "Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson".  Bliss!

Scandinavian Christmas

I hope you are also taking some time out to enjoy this special time.
Vreni x


Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It's looking gorgeous Vreni..and funnily enough I was looking at that Lynette Anderson pattern this week too!

Hilde said...

What a lovely decorations you have! Hope the gift exchange was fun!

Silvia said...

Uauhhh Vreni!!!: How cute are your ornaments...Really difficult to choose between the wich ones you show us....
I find the nativity very nice!!!. How original it is!!!.
A friends of mine are in Singapoore for the moment!!!:


expat quilter returns home said...

Here no Christmas decorations yet. Has to wait until next week. Have to find all the boxes first....Love your ornaments.

Cathy said...

What beautiful decorations Vreni, I especially love your ceramic nativity, and Lynette's quilt is beautiful, you will have fun making that! xo

Marg said...

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. I just can't get motivated this year. I've put up the small Christmas tree, at least that's a start.
Love Lynette's quilt, I agree, it will be fun to make.

Lynda said...

Everything looks so nice. I am soooo jealous that you are actually all ready for Christmas. I seem to get to this point every year, take stock of what I've done and how much more I have to do, and then get a little frustrated that I can't think of anything for some people. The year I started in January was the best year ever. You'd think I would remember that and start earlier and make more homemade gifts to give. Love the Scandinavian quilt too.

Linda said...

Your decorations look lovely. I especially like the nativity and the fresh pine candle. So pretty! It looks like you are tackling a big embroidery and quilting project. Have fun with it. Merry Christmas!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your decoration looks fabulous Vreni You did a wonderful job on it! It is time to relax and enjoy the fruit of your work! Merry Christmas to you!

pandchintz said...

Love your Christmas decorations, particularly the nativity. Have a lovely Christmas.

Thimbleanna said...

It all looks so pretty Vreni -- I love those branches. And a new project -- how fun. Can't wait to follow your progress!

Sheila said...

I love your beautiful Christmas decorations! Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

Schon einige Male habe ich hier als stille Leserin deine Posts verfolgt. Heute aber will ich mich mal melden, denn ich habe zweimal schauen müssen, als ich deinen Korkziehhasel mit den Dekorationen sah. Genau die gleiche Dekoration stand in der Adventszeit bei uns in der Eingangshalle, allerdins mit roten Papiervögelchen :-) ! Gerne schaue ich wieder bei dir vorbei. Du nähst wunderbare Sachen wie ich auch aus deinem Jahresrückblick sehe.
Viele Grüsse und en guete Rutsch in ein rundum gutes 2013 wünsche ich dir!

Oops-Lah said...

Hallo Barbara, da ich deine email Adresse nicht habe, antworte ich dir so. Ich habe die Korkziehhasel vor Jahren von der Schweiz mitgebracht (im Handgepäck ;)... und sie wurden dann nach Schanghai gezügelt und dann wieder zurück nach Singapur. Sie haben schon etwas gelitten und sind sehr staubig aber ich werde sie so lange wie möglich behalten, da ich mich immer wieder freue, sie an Weihnachten (oder am Chinesischen Neuen Jahr) zu dekorieren. Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar, ich habe mich sehr gefreut. Liebe Gruesse Vreni x