Friday, November 11, 2011

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas

So here is what I have been up to this week.  Not much sewing but the 12 ft. Christmas tree is assembled, lit and decorated.  Oh and the new Christmas quilt is hung over the fireplace.  I know, its crazy early but once again we will be helping our son recover after surgery at Thanksgiving and I want everything done before then.
I've mentioned before that we have had some difficult times over the last few years and today is the 2 year anniversary of our son's near fatal car accident.  So, in 2009 the holidays were  in hospital and last Christmas he had a difficult jaw surgery.  Unfortunately he needs a 6th oral/jaw surgery done this Thanksgiving but we are just so grateful that he is alive and has had a miraculous recovery otherwise, that we look forward to a real celebration this Christmas.  And part of that is making our home extra festive looking.  Let the decorating continue!
Oh and you may notice the unusual tree topper staring down. I'll be adding more woodland decorations to the tree and putting this fellow on the top of the tree just seemed right!


sunny said...

Happy Christmas! Good luck to your son. And it's your home, you can decorate whenever you want to! I don't usually decorate early, but the Christmas music comes out around the 1st of November. I love your quilt. Did you size it just for that wall?

Cardygirl said...

Love your Christmas decorating...may this Christmas be a celebration of life...especially poignant with the wise owl looking over you!

LuAnn said...

Your decorations are beautiful. I love the quilt above the fireplace. You have the perfect reason for decorating early. I wish your son a successful surgery and a speedy recovery and all of you a wonderful holiday.

Donna~~ said...

Your quilt looks great! And I love your tree topper! I wish my tree and decorations were up already! Hope your son's surgery goes well!

Miriam said...

All the best for your DS's surgery and I hope he makes a swift recovery.

Love your Christmas quilt.

Cheri said...

I used to like my Christmas things out by Thanksgiving, all the wonderful quilts and decorations, why not enjoy them for 6 ot 7 weeks. The quilt is lovely, I hope you have 12 days of Christmas out also, it is such a pretty quilt. Take good care of you son, prayers to you guys. Love, Love, Love the owl!