After a couple weeks of feeling like I could.not.get.my.rear.in.gear., things are starting to look up.
Decs are making there way into the house...
See those pillows on the chair? The one in back is from that wool I bought back in November and I loooove how soft it is. The floral is from the new Loft 1800 moda line, which I also adore. Both are heave feather/down pillow forms -- they only kind I like, because they are heavy enough to stay where you put them and they're so mushy soft.
Yes, the dog has her own stocking. And I am embarrassed to say we have stockings that are not handmade -- just those LandsEnd needlepoint ones that you can have embroidered. But I love them anyway. Not as much as I love this one, though.
I also picked up my paintbrushes and tried so very hard to do Alicia's Saint Lucia Kit justice.
I loved how they turned out. I didn't have the right scissors so I made use of my scallop stitch on my machine. Which takes a while (all that snipping around the edges...yikes!), but it was the perfect thing to do while watching the game. (A totally okay loss in my book. OU is a great team and they beat us fair and square. Am thrilled we got this far! Go MIZZOU!)
Yesterday I took a little trip over to Joann's and picked up some pom-poms (or is it pom-pons??? That way never looks right to me and it looks like 'tampons'.) because I was totally inspired by this gal.* Seriously. I think everyone should do this.
It was really nice to sit, watch tv and randomly string these along. Easy-peasy. And so darned cute. I'm thinking I might put this in the girls' bathroom with a little pink tree. :)
My stove is decked, too. >>> I love the simplicity of ornaments in a bowl/basket/whatever. It's instant cheer and takes so little effort! My stove is such a boring old gal, so I think she likes a little sparkle at the holidays.
I did buy fabric yesterday, too. Going to make those pj pants after all. Soooo right now it appears I am off my rear and in motion. What a relief.
*via Kirsten ;)
Also have just re-read this and decided it was a major 'love-fest' this afternoon. Ha.