A big thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind comments regarding Eema. They mean so much to me and Dolly. I appreciate each and every one.
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I am knee deep in Christmas boxes. I am trying to simplify ~ rather unsuccessfully I might add. Many of my decorations are gifts and as I unpack them, memories come back and I have a hard time not putting them out. Annie has been helping me. Yesterday I brought a 3' tree down from the attic. I had left the silicone lights and old glass bead garlands on the tree. Next thing I know Annie has stolen one of the bulbs and is chewing on it. Now I don't know if I can blame her, but I then discovered half the lights were not working. I removed them from the tree along with the glass garlands. One of the strands of garland broke with glass beads flying everywhere and as I'm trying to pick them up, Annie is stealing them. Thankfully she let me retrieve the one she had in her mouth (without biting me!) before she had a mouthful of glass. Today I was at the store buying some silicone caulk because I really wanted silicone lights on the tree. So in between trying to decorate and working on hooked Christmas presents, I am dipping bulbs in caulk.
One of my little repro feather trees. I cross stitched the piece under it 20+ years ago.
A favorite Santa ~ made in 1990 by Vaillancourt Folk Art.
The first repro feather tree I bought MANY years ago. The samplers are antique reproductions that I stitched in the 80's and early 90's.
Celluloid Santa and reindeer.
More celluloid Santas and reindeer.
A flock of vintage German woolly sheep.
Vintage glass Santa ornament on yet another feather tree ~ this one old.
I am SO HAPPY to report that my picture downloading problem has been solved. WOO HOO! It dawned on me that my problems began when I got my new camera and my DSO figured out that the setting I was using was taking HUGE pictures that were just too large to download easily.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)