Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sorry for not being a better blogger.

I lost a much loved aunt this month after a short illness and have just not wanted to do any thing except the bare necessities. 

As a result Christmas has been on hold at my house.  We finally got the tree decorated last night.  I couldn't quite do a theme so we stuck on all the ornaments that came out first.    The tree looks crooked in this but IRL it isn't.

I have had the Madame Alexander Angel on the tree since my boys were little and I didn't ever think I would have any girls.  Santa brought it to me one year.

As you can see from underneath the tree I had probably better hit the internet tonight to see if I can get some presents to wrap up.

When I was a  little girl my grandmother saw this abandoned birds nest in the rafters up under a bridge near her house.  She climbed up the bridge to get the nest.  I remember thinking that was very funny for an old grandma to do that.  She was younger than I am now when she did this and she was not old at all. (from my perspective now.)  Anyway she had sewn small ornaments on it and it is still very soft and intact.  She told me if my Christmas tree had a nest in it, it ment good luck for the next year.  This nest is over 50 years old and I put it in the tree every year. 

At one time our tree was themed and it was crystal and gold.  We had several of these ballerinas but are now down to two. 

This carousel horse was another one we had about twelve of but are down to two.   
I have been working on my book that we made at sew nights and a good thing to since it is a Christmas present.  I will show it to you another day.
Enjoy the season!


  1. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. So hard to lose a loved one at Christmastime.
    Prayers from St. George are being sent your way.

  2. Oh Jan...I am so sorry for your loss. Hang in there girlie. This is not the best of time to lose a loved one...but I hope those around you will bring you some comfort and joy. Your Christmas tree is beautiful!!
    Hugs and Love from Me!

  3. Love the tree and the stories about the ornaments! No worries about being behind. Our ornaments go up Christmas Eve after mass, originally to keep little hands away, and now just because!

  4. So sorry to hear about your aunt. Hugs to you and your family.

    Your tree is beautiful. Love the story about your grandma. I have never heard that about a nest in a Christmas tree. I am so going to do that. At the end of the season I also take down the bird nests around our property. I even found some with the eggs in, they didn't hatch. So we sprayed the whole thing an put it in a display case.