Somehow this yearn has FLOWN by! It seems as if it was just the beginning of September...and now here we are approaching December! I do have to say that I had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving :), the best I've had in a long time! I have such a wonderful family and it meant the world to me that Sean could spend the day with me and my family :).
When I was little we never put the Christmas tree up RIGHT after Thanksgiving...we sort of waited a week or two (?) or maybe even more depending on schedules! However, since I started grad school I've learned that if I don't get the tree up on Black Friday it might not even get up! Sooo...that's exactly what Sean and I did on Friday :). We put the tree up! It really was a lovely time....Christmas music playing as we fluffed up the branches of the tree that was in the attic for a year. I was highly amused every time Sean said "wow you have more ornaments to go up?" :). What can I say...I like my tree with lots of ornaments on it! The bow I made back in...um..2008 I think, still looks pretty good atop my tree!
What do you think?
We also have an "Our 1st Christmas" ornament this year :). Sean bought it for me at a Holiday Boutique we went to two weeks ago....he's so thoughtful.
I have a crocheted nativity under the tree. I bought this a few years back before I ever tried to make an amigurumi. I'd love to make myself a nativity one day. For now, I adore this set!
This year, I also decided to make myself a holiday bunting. Last year I had participated in an Attic24 themed swap on Ravelry and I had received 4 little granny trees as part of my package. I had them hanging in my office last year, but I knew that they needed a better way to be displayed! (Especially since I have only been in my school office 1 time a week lately.) So....I made 3 others (the yellow, orange, and dark purple ones) using the same pattern--Grandma Tree by the Royal Sisters. I attached them all together using a glitter eyelash yarn from Martha Stewart. Then I hung glittery snowflake ornaments that I found at Target (2 for $1! can't beat that!). I'm in love with my sweet garland bunting!!
Decorating for the holidays just makes me so happy :).