We prettied up the house of course, and have been enjoying the lights, tree, candles, and warmth. One evening in particular, I was sitting in the living room with just the light from the Christmas tree, I had a cup of tea, the dogs were all snuggled up with me, and I was looking through to the kitchen, lit by candles, and watching the snow falling softly through the kitchen door windows. It was truly blissful.
Sideways view, again.
It wouldn't be Christmas around here without the nativity sets, this one by Jim Shore is in the living room. We also each have one in our bedrooms.
My set in my bedroom is my favorite. Robin bought it for me all by herself a few years ago from her own money and it is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. I have it on the shelf on my bed headboard:
Of course I have been stitching as much as possible. I am still stitching on the Country Cottage Needleworks cottage of the month series. I'm not doing them in order, really, except June and November. At Christmas I was actually working on August. I am doing them all on one fabric piece, just as I obtain the right floss colors. I have had to change some of the colors, though, as I am stitching on white, so in place of the white flosses I'm mostly using DMC 3033.
It takes me about a month to do each one, stitching a little each evening before bed.This is a close up of November, and I also want to show what I did for April, my favorite so far, as it is Robin's birth month. I have changed the birds to Robins!: