It’s beginning to look a lot like something

We always do our decorating the weekend after Turkey Day. I made sure to get the important stuff up first.

Our new 7 foot tree with lights. The only thing on it so far is the Angel on top, the ribbon around, and the knit tree skirt under, which really needs to be re-blocked.

A wallhanging made for my MIL that she returned to me when she downsized.
Scarlet Stars, a more recent finish.
My first machine pieced/machine quilted item. Up to then only hand quilting would do.

Pieced and quilted stockings w/wo stitching, and a knitted one hiding behind the stocking on the right.
Winter Whimsy for the dining table.
Twister Holiday, finally with a bow! I made the bow and attached it with a safety pin.

And a Vintage Ornament, from Bernina’s blog,  for my sewing room! I plan on doing a table runner with this pattern.

Now maybe over the next few days I will actually get the ornaments on the tree. The other decorations are out of the tubs and gracing my walls and tables. The only thing I still need to find is the box with the nativity in it. So, have you started decorating yet? 🎄

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24 thoughts on “It’s beginning to look a lot like something

  1. Kate November 28, 2018 / 7:28 am

    You have made a good start. Christmas decorating last weekend go put on hold due to the invasion of mice that showed up while we were gone for Thanksgiving. So no decorating till we are sure there are no more and I have a chance to decontaminate the downstairs.

    • chrisknits November 28, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Ugh! I heard scratching recently and thought they had gotten in the house. Now I think they were in the attic! I need Hubster to bait some traps up there. > >

  2. rl2b2017 November 28, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Hi Chris! It’s beginning to look very festive over there. I had to get a new Christmas tree this year. Some of the lights weren’t working and I got tired of trying to figure out what was wrong. They had some great Black Friday sales on them! It was just delivered last night so I’m behind in setting up our Christmas stuff. I’ll start working on it tonight. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits November 28, 2018 / 9:37 am

      We got this one at the end of the season last year, took it out to make sure it worked and packed it away. I forgot it was shorter than our old one and told Hubster I needed him to put the angle on the top section before he put it all together. It’s always been a struggle standing on a stool and trying to reach the top of the old one. LOL I fear this one isn’t big enough for all the ornaments. Might be time to give the girls their ornaments. > >

  3. nothingbutknit2 November 28, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Your decorations are lovely! Your home looks so cozy with all the things you’ve made:)

    • chrisknits November 28, 2018 / 9:35 am

      Thank you. One day I will tell the story about the one I made my MIL. > >

  4. DelightedHands November 28, 2018 / 9:38 am

    The ornament table runner has been in my queue for a few years! Nice to see your handiwork about the house!

    • chrisknits November 28, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Then maybe we need to set a goal to get table runners done in the near future! Thanks, I might need to limit how many new Christmas quilt related stuff I make. I am running out of room! > >

    • chrisknits November 28, 2018 / 11:26 am

      Last weekend was the only one we had free before Christmas, so it was the obvious choice. But it still felt weird!


  5. compassionknit November 28, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I LOVE your quilted stockings. They are wonderful. Outdoor one tree is lit and covered in real snow. i have a front door lit decoration made of birch branches from our downed tree. I have one pop out of the box Christmas tree that is tiny and lit by the reading room window

    • chrisknits November 28, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      We haven’t done outside lights in a few years, our last house had a very steep roof line that Hubster was not allowed to walk on! This will be the first year in the new house we have done outside lights, of course he didn’t do it on Sunday when it was 55º out! Now it’s mid 30º. LOL > >

  6. quiteayarnblog November 28, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Your decorations look great! I have gotten a little start on our decorating, but still a ways to go. 🙂

    • chrisknits November 28, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      I just need to decorate the tree, wrap presents, buy a few more, and then make my grocery list for the lunch we are having on the 15th. Since our girls will be scattered on the Holiday we are having Christmas early! We told them, go where you need for the big day and we will accommodate. Too many years were spent running from place to place when they were little. It took the joy our of the season for me. > >

      • quiteayarnblog November 28, 2018 / 5:01 pm

        Oh, is that all? I agree that running from place to place can really make the holidays not very jolly at all!

  7. autumngeisha November 28, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Gosh, all of your pretty quilts, stockings and table runners are getting me in the mood to deck the halls. I have the tree up & decorated but still need to put out all the other bits, plus find a wreath for the front door.

    • chrisknits November 29, 2018 / 12:52 am

      I know I should put the ornaments on the tree, but I just can’t motivate myself. 😁


  8. Karen November 29, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Lovely works here, I especially love that Twister wreath. We had a house full for Thanksgiving so this was a cleaning week. I even took a picture apart to get a dead bug out from under the glass – how does that even happen?

    • chrisknits November 29, 2018 / 8:26 am

      LOL! I have no clue how they get into things! I still need to clean baseboards, but my sewing room is calling!


  9. Tish December 4, 2018 / 11:43 am

    It’s beginning to look a lot like quilty Christmas at your house and I LOVE it!

    • chrisknits December 4, 2018 / 11:50 am

      Thanks. I didn’t realize how many quilty things I had to display at Christmas!


  10. inquiringquilter December 4, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Lovely selection of Christmas quilts! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  11. inquiringquilter December 20, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Just as cute the second time around! Thanks for linking to my special holiday quilts Wednesday Wait Loss.

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