I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees, over 20 in all shapes and sizes!!

The majority of my Christmas decorations are placed in the same spot every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but it is like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas.......

I do try to add a few new things and change up things a bit but for the most part, these decorations are part of my Christmas traditions and I will not change them until I can no longer decorate like I do......

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Sad News.....

Our hearts are broken.....But my nephew John is no longer suffering...

This was posted by my niece Renae....


"It is with a heavy heart that I post that Our John has been called home to Our Lord. He was the Best Husband, Father and Friend anyone could have had. He is at peace and is not suffering any more. Please pray for strength for our girls."

 I am happy to say that I got to say Good-Bye to him as my niece Renae held the phone to his ear around midnight last night.

He took a deep breath after I finished talking so we feel that he heard me......


  I  will be taking a break from posting on my regular Blog for a few days..........

Hugs,
Deb

Monday, March 25, 2019

Christmas Embroidery, March Rudolph Day 2019

   Welcome to my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!!
I'm so happy that you decided to stop by!!

Happy Rudolph Day!!!!!

 Rudolph Day is considered by some as the 25th of each month and I have tried in the past to post something having to do with Christmas here on my Christmas Blog on Rudolph Day!!!


I am no longer working and will be having my Knee Replacement Surgery on April 29th......
 If you missed the post I wrote about what happened and why I am no longer working over on my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog, click HERE to read it!!

Even when I was still working, I had returned to a project that I started over 35 years ago........

I used to do a lot of Stamped Cross Stitch Embroidery before I had my sons......

And then it seemed that there was no time to devote to it.......

I had started on this "Twas the Night Before Christmas" table topper and had only finished 1 scene and half of another one....
 I am proud to say that I finally finished this table topper.......
And it will be gracing one of the tables in our Living Room this coming Christmas!!!
 After all the Embroidery was done, I found this trim in my stash and finished off the table topper........
After I had sewn it on, I then free hand stitched red and green cross stitch around the top of the trim like a border.......

Here is the topper laying over the ottoman in the Living Room......
I call it the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Topper because of the sayings on it......


" The children were nestled all snug in their beds"
I have to tell you that this was one of those pieces that years ago when it was bought, had NO instructions that came with it regarding colors!!!
So I used what I thought would be the appropriate colors!!
I guess this is what "Sugarplums" look like......
Or maybe they are gingerbread men!!!
And I decided to make the quilt look like an antique crazy quilt because of all the patterns in it......

" And then in a twinkling I heard on the Roof"
Santa is climbing down the chimney!!
I used both white and a light blue floss when doing the snow and ice parts......
And I also used the 2 colors for Santa's suit and his beard.......

" And he looked like a peddler just opening his sack"
Santa filling a stocking and putting toys under the Tree.......
Again, I had to make up my own colors for this scene......

" Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
I always envisioned Santa's sled being gold!!!
So there you have it........
  It only took me over 30 years to finish it!!

I am really looking forward to proudly displaying it this coming Christmas!!!!

I also finished these 2 little Samplers.......

Again, they were bought over 30 years ago.....
These were kits and did came with Instructions......
I am not sure what I am going to do with these.......
  I was thinking of making them into little pillows rather than framing them......

I do have some nice red velvet fabric.....

It sounds like these may be featured next Rudolph Day in April.......

 So I hope you will stop by to visit again as I do plan on catching up on some Christmas crafts that I wanted to make for some time now.......

But until then, please stop by my regular Blog, Debbie- Dabble Blog , to see what else I have been doing to keep myself busy!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

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