Friday, December 12, 2008

Pre-Christmas Christmas

Beachy at Whispering Poppies is hosting a Home Sweet Home Holiday Blog Party and Giveaway. Head on over and look at the great photos full of Beachy's Christmas Cheer and dont forget to join in the fun, there is great Christmas music and lots of people linking up on the Mr. Linky.

Two weeks ago we had our family Christmas celebrations as Mel and her fiance Chris will spend Christmas and New Year with Chris's family in Connecticut. Our first ever Christmas apart. So we set about making the best of it and got the tree up on December 1st. Mel put all her decorations up and we had a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

Mel, Lein and I made our own wrapping paper using wallpaper lining, stamps, glitter, sequins and ribbons. A special time for me, crafting with my two daughters. It is not often we all get to be together.

I finished Leiny's cardigan in time for our family pre Christmas Christmas and she was so happy to receive it.


The Whispering Poppies said...

What a STUNNING cardigan! The colours are absolutely beautiful! I love all the festive wrapping on your gifts!
Thank you for joining in, Margie! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sugar Bear said...

What a beautiful sweater! I wish I could knit as well.

Veronica Tingvall said...

I really love those blue colors... beautiful!

You have an award to collect at my blog.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Lots of love /Veronica

Annie Wicking said...

I love your wrapping paper it's wonderful and it's great to see the cardigan finished too.

best wishes,


She'sSewPretty said...

That sweater is gorgeous! I wish I could knit like that!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's really hard when our children grow up and move away and Christmas changes. This year because of that we are doing a destination Christmas. It feels so strange not to be at home for the holiday. The sweater is gorgeous!! Happy Holidays. ~ Lynn

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

The cardigan is wonder that your recipient loves it!

I also enjoyed your trip to Vienna. Sigh. How else could I travel the world?

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sweater. I love home made gifts. It would be a treat to recieve a gift where the wraping paper was hand made too. What a great idea! I hope you and your family have a blessed and joyful holiday, Carol

Deborah said...

What a nice celebration and fun time with your family. The sweater turned out lovely! The wrapping paper is great!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely posting and such a wonderful job you all did on the wrapping!