Monday, November 23

The tree is trimmed.......

but I forgot to take pictures so I think I will wait til after Thanksgiving to share photos of the finished tree. Actually, there are two decorated trees........the big one in the living room and a smaller one in the family room. The one in the living room has 40 years worth of ornaments on it. The one in the family room is decorated with ornaments that I designed and taught in community education classes and at Murphy's Landing (now known as TheLanding - if you live in or near the Twin Cities make a visit in December as it's a wonderful place to step back in time to Christmas Past!). Many of the ornaments on our big tree are from trips we took when my husband's job took him overseas. I love to visit "far away places". As a kid, I loved that old Perry Como song of the same name. I imagined I would travel someday and I am glad that dream came true. I don't do much traveling these days, except to Iowa to visit my mom but the postman brings me things from "far away places" ......... like this..........

As I mentioned in my previous post, Jenny organized "A Very Quick Christmas Swap". On Friday, I received my package from swap partner, Marlene. I was also swap partner to Jenny. :-) Her package arrived on Saturday afternoon, just when I needed a break from tree-trimming. She sent me an extra fat quarter because she didn't think her ribbon was very "Christmasy". I think it's lovely and it will end up in a crazy quilting project as little florets. :-)


After I took the photo, I almost threw the envelope away and then I realized.....it's an original sketch from Jenny. Can't toss that in the trash so it's going in the scrapbook file. :-) Thanks, Jenny!
On a serious note, my mom is in the hospital. She's developed some issues related to the kidney stones. The doctor wants to keep her for a couple days and run some tests so that surgery can go on as scheduled for next week. I have appreciated all your thoughts and prayers and ask that you keep it up. She's doing well, but what a bumpy journey she is having. We'll know more tomorrow about what the week will hold.
That's all for tonight. Have a great Monday and a good week!
Sandi

10 comments:

Pat said...

I'm sure your two trees look lovely. We have two trees, also...but in our house, the smaller one is in the living room and the bigger one in the family room. The big one has ornaments on it that were collected over more than 47 years (including one from my childhood years). I enjoy looking at all of them as I unpack them and put them on the tree.

Pat said...

Oh, yes....forgot to add that you know I'm hoping for good news about your mom's current hospitalization.

annemarie said...

Prayers for your mother and Happy Thanksgiving.

luv2quilt2 said...

It is time to trim the trees, isn't it? I put up 5 trees and it takes a good bit of time. I'll keep your mother in my prayers.

Kaye said...

praying for your Mom, good thing she didn't travel to your house for the holiday. I have a couple of ornaments from my Mom's tree when she was a young Girl!!! Oh how I treasure them.

Linda B said...

The song on your web truly affected me. This is a hard time for you.
I get a chuckle every time I look at your blog header. Those little dolls look like they are hiding a secret from us!

Crispy said...

What a lovely swap package!! I look forward to seeing your trees, I bet they look wonderful!

My prayers are with your mom.

Crispy

Needled Mom said...

Prayers for your mom, Sandi. She has had a bump road with this. It is especially tough during the holidays.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Healthy thoughts to your mother!

Linda said...

All right. You beat me. Today I'm going to work on the Christmas tree in the living room. it's an older one that you have to poke the branches in the trunk. My family thinks it's too early to put the tree up but you are proof that it is okay. Thanks so much, blessings, Linda

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