Monday, December 1, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

After a wonderful Thanksgiving, I worked in the shop on Saturday and came up with an arrangement for the front table. It's done in an over-sized martini glass, and I had fun using some roses and mums and hypericum berries for a festive piece.

Working in a floral boutique really gets the creative juices going, and I love working with customers to find the right custom piece for their needs. I have a large to-do list this year to prepare some things for Christmas here in my home. I need to finish this afghan I'm making for my husband. The colors look horrible on the green pool table, so try and imagine them without the ugly green background. It's really warm as I sit with it in my lap adding row upon row to make it big enough for him to completely wrap himself in it for his quiet time in the morning. He comes downstairs before dawn, makes coffee, feeds the dogs, and sits in his favorite chair to read his Bible, and very soon he'll have this cozy afghan to keep him warm.

One thing I want to make right away is this lovely wreath from The Red Thread. I'll add scripture and a Christmas song and we'll use this for during advent. Now that our kids are young adults and are in and out, we don't "do" advent like we used to when the kids were little. Advent began with lighting the advent wreath and reading through devotions, singing a song, and having a special snack before bedtime. If we're able to do devotions a couple of times a week we're doing really well in our hectic shedule of school, work, evening activities, etc. Sometimes I miss those days when mom and dad were the only ones with a driver's license.

What projects are you working on in your home to make it look like Christmas?

Behold, the virgin shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Isaiah 7:14

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Renna said...

The afghan is gorgeous, Dana! I know you dh will be thrilled with it. Does he know you're making it, or are you managing to keep it a surprise? I could easily get by with making something like that for Mike as a surprise, as he never even notices what I'm knitting. ;-Þ

Danaover40 said...

Yes, Renna he does know I'm making it. I began making the squares last year, and he suggested it should be for him. So, Christmas is just an artificial deadline for me. It's slung over the back of his chair right now, but it's not quite big enough. I have a nice cup of Earl Grey tea and plan on working on it this afternoon. The thing I love about this afghan is the granny squares are easily transported in my purse, and I can work on it in the car, while waiting at the doctor's office, traveling, etc.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

It is lovely, Dana!

Amydeanne said...

oh beautiful! and i love the link you posted! it's given me some great ideas!

DebD said...

Dana, I love your new home. I went over to find the paper wreath (you didn't link directly to it) - it is gorgeous and looks pretty easy too. I think I've found another blog to watch - thanks for the link Dana.

What are we doing for Advent. Well - I am doing my first Jesse Tree this year. We're a bit behind but trying to catch up a little each day - only to miss another day :/

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