Thursday, December 04, 2008

Some decorations

Since I posted about my new sewing machine (which is still in the box) yesterday. I thought I'd share something that I've sewn in the past for Christmas. I made Christmas curtains for my living room. Sine my living room is blue I chose this fabric . It has snow people on it!

Here's a close up of the fabric.
On Tuesday I bought new lights for my window, set them up, turned them on... all was good. Yesterday I came home and put the decorations on the window sill, and turned on the lights to give it a "once" over, only to find the lights don't work. I was having a "every thing is going wrong" day yesterday!!!!!
Back in the early 80's I had a craft party. I don't remember the name of the company but it was like a Tupperware party where you are shown items for sale and buy what you like. I bought the needlepoint kits below and stitched them up, framed them and I hang them every year at Christmas time.


This one is my favorite. I hang it by my Christmas tree.


Thanks for taking a look :)
take care,
Dawn


15 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I hope that today is a good day to compensate for yesterday. Your needlework is awesome. I bet you hate to take it down after Christmas!

Your curtains are creative and would make a perfect Blue Monday post.

The Muse said...

Getting into the SPIRIT...Curtains? I love that idea how cute and fun :) !!!
And I believe smilingsal is right great stitchery!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Dawn,
Your needlepoint is so pretty!

I would say you go 'all out' with the Christmas curtains! They are really cute!

Diane

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Dawn! Those curtains are just too cute! Love the fabric! And the needlepoint pictures are beautiful! Hope your day is better today and the candles start working! LOL! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Beverly said...

Dawn, I love your curtains. You need to make some gingerbread curtains for your kitchen. ;-)

Your needlepoint pictures are wonderful. I believe the Christmas tree is my favorite, too.

Today will be a good day for you.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Dawn! Get the machine out of the box! lol! Those curtains are sooo cute! When I bought the curtains for my home, I made sure I picked something that would blend well for the Christmas season...I know, I'm a dork.
I love that needlepoint. The one with the tree is my fave, although they are both very cute.
I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad day...today will be much better...you'll see :0).
Hugs!

Neabear said...

That craft party was probably called "The Creative Circle". I have some needles from them in their case and went and looked to check the name. I also bought craft or needle work kits from them too. I will have to post a couple that I have sometime on my craft blog.

jeanne said...

Dawn, your curtains are so festive. That was a big job. But a bigger job was the needlepoint pics. I love both of them. Good job.

Another day for a drawing. Good luck my friend. I do want you to win. LOL

Have a better day and may your lights work today. smile.

Hugs...Jeanne

Shelia said...

Those little snowmen curtains are just precious, Dawn. Oh, the needlework is beautiful. I wish I had more time to do this!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

YOU ARE ONE TALENTED LITTLE GAL.AND REALLY INTO THE HOLIDAY.WHAT AWESOME TREASURES.YOU HAVE TO PASS ALL THESE DOWN TO YOUR KIDS...ANN

Lorrie said...

Dawn those curtains are great- such a cute print. I bet you look forward to getting them out each year.

I also went to a party in the 80's and bought stitchery kits--mine were for Chrismtas ornaments that I hang on the tree each year. I wonder if it was the same company--I can't remember the name either, but I love my ornaments! Your pictures are really lovely!

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh you lucky girl!!! I would love a sewing machine...I have been really wanting to learn again! Cute curtains and I love the needlepoints!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

You win! That is the most original thing I've seen this season - curtains especially for the holiday season.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Dawn; I really like your curtains they are so cute. You did a great job, love the view from your window. And your needle point is so pretty, you did a wonderful job on them. Hope things go better today for you lights and all.

Hugs;
Alaura

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love all of your pretties!

XO,

Sheila