Saturday, December 13, 2008

Musical Ornaments - Round 1

Oh, goody, let's play! After spending last evening with some younger friends, I learned that I'm not the first to think of this game. I've been thinking about it since last year, and it's exciting to get to put thoughts into action.
My mom and I have an irritating habit (probably one of many) that is especially offensive to Nikki, who will no longer help decorate the tree. We constantly rearrange the ornaments in an effort to make the tree more aesthetically pleasing (can you say OCD?). My excuse is that there are so many ornaments, and it gets to be like a jigsaw puzzle trying to find spots for all of the ornaments. And, of course, they can't touch each other! You're probably thinking I should try some medication, but instead I'm inviting you to play.
Below are two pictures of the tree. The first one was taken before I rearranged, and the second was taken after. Your job is to ascertain what, exactly, has changed. I'm beginning with an easy one, just to get us all started. Please play along by emailing me or posting a comment to tell what the change was. Unfortunately, the only prize I can offer is praise and your own self-satisfaction, but hey, this is cyberspace, after all. Good luck ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Fun

As you can see, I've been busy getting ready for Santa! On the left are the stockings. Unfortunately, I didn't get them finished until Dylan and Nikki were almost grown. Lucky Korby got his when he was still a little guy.
The stockings were stitched using perle cotton on linen, and you can see the great little charms and buttons and ribbons on them by clicking once on the picture.
Now we come to one of my eccentricities ... the tree. I have a reputation, of sorts, for going a little overboard when decorating the tree. My mom says it can be seen from space. She's probably exaggerating.
The angel topper is made from an old quilt, and I wish I could remember where I got it (quite unlikely). At the moment, there are more than 400 ornaments, but that will definitely change. As long as someone sells new and antique ornaments, I'll probably have to collect more (hello, my name is Doris and I'm an ornament addict). Just like the stockings, you can get a really good look at the tree by clicking once on the picture.
So, everyone, we're gonna play a game. Check back here in a few days, and there will be an activity (individual or group ... your choice). If you show up, I'll be expecting you to play along, so be ready. Hope to see you then ...