Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!



And with Courtney home for the week, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

After a day spent running last minute errands, and a leisurely Mother Daughter lunch at Olive Garden, we came home and set to work - or I should say Courtney and her friend Lyndy set to work hanging the ornaments as I painted, and I finished by adding the beads and crackers. The hundred or so icicles we usually add remain lost in the attic, and will just have to stay there until next year. I think the tree looks just fine as it is. :)

I'm still knitting madly, with just one alpaca scarf to complete, and fringe to add on a shawl. Tomorrow we'll be baking cookies all day, as a kettle of vegetarian chili simmers on the stovetop, in anticipation of company arriving tomorrow evening.

Christmas Eve will find us doing a bit of last minute wrapping, tidying the house, and settling down for the proverbial long winter's nap before heading out to Midnight Mass - always my favorite part of Christmas.

I'm not sure if time will allow another update here until later in the week, so I'll take this opportunity to convey my deepest appreciation to friends, family and collectors for an incredible 2007. I wish you all a joyous Christmas, a blessed Yule, and a happy, healthy New Year!

Blessings,
~ Carolee

6 comments:

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Your tree is so beautiful Carolee! I am envious of your space to put up a big one.

Wishing you, John and Courtney a wonderful holiday and very happy and healthy 2008!

All the best! ~ Lori

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Carolee ~ Beautiful tree...just PERFECT the way it is!

PS: Thanks for stopping by and the lovely post last night!

Right back at you! :))

Chris

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Beautiful tree Carolee!

Sounds like you will be a very busy person in the next couple of days.

Kim

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Carolee~
Merry Christmas! I like your Christmas tree and cool ornies. It's so nice that you can spend time with your daughter. It's going to be strange when my kids have flown the coop. I hope you have a wonderful time together and have a peaceful day.
~Kristen

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Carolee, I just wanted to wish you and your Family and Happy and Healthy Holiday!

Kim

TODAYSGOLD said...

*TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY*
Merry Christmas To You & Yours!

GORGEOUS TREE!

Blessings With Love Always, Lyndy

P.S. I've listed my FAVE 25 MOVIES OF ALL TIME... I'll get you my pretty, & your little dog TOTO TOO! LOL!!!