It's getting to look a lot like Christmas!
This Santa Claus is at the Yamhill County Heritage Museum and was carved from a log. We live near a big logging area and the museum has a display with lots of logging tools. It is still being done. When we were in Willamina for the Art Tour and were eating lunch in a restaurant, a logging truck drove by every five minutes or so.
Here are the Christmas decorations that I have in my sewing room, I mean "studio." The white ceramic Christmas tree was won when I was working at the office Christmas party. The parents of a co-worker made lots of ceramic items and I was very lucky to win this tree. It is sitting on top of my quilt cabinet. The quilt hanging on the door was Bonnie Hunter's mystery Christmas quilt in 2009, the year I retired.
The quilt below has 9 embroidered blocks that were BOMs that I did several years ago. Right now I can't remember who had them on their blog. It might have been Gail Pan.
The rabbit on the left was found in a thrift shop with a pattern for the dress. Inside the wire basket are 2 plastic dolls that I have had since I was about 10 years old. The boy and girl are dressed in hand crocheted clothes that have never been washed because they don't come off. That's why they are rather dirty.
Behind the doll is a vintage "Home Sewing" book marked 35⍧ and the book "A Grandma for Christmas" which is set in Norway. It was published in 1946 and my sister found it in my Mom's sewing machine cabinet. It has both our names in it, so we're not sure exactly who was the true recipient, but she brought it to me last Christmas. It has recipes for Lefse (which I made today), and other scandinavian specialties inside the cover.
|Me and DH
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!