As I write this morning, we are in the midst of what looks like a blizzard. We are not alone however, as I understand that much of the northeastern United States and Canada is also experiencing this storm. While they are calling for anywhere from 20-30 cm of snow with winds up to 80 kmh, some sources are saying that it will be changing to rain later on today, which will make it extremely messy/dangerous.
Word of this storm has been around for the past few days, and while we already had several inches of snow on the ground, we have been bracing ourselves for whatever comes today. After all – I do live in Canada and it is December. It is hardly unexpected.
We are well supplied and ready for whatever this system will bring. We have extra water, food, cat food and have no reason at all to leave the house. In fact, I had the weekend pretty much planned on finishing up preparing the last of my things that have to be mailed out for Christmas (Yes – I know I may be a little late!) and hope to have everything on its way by Monday.
With that said, I am taking a little break from designing. I have some things that are going to be due to the magazine as soon as Christmas has passed, but for the most part my calendar is clear and I will have some time to do what I would like to do in the form of being creative. I have several ideas and look forward to doing things in a relaxed manner. It makes things fun.
So for today, I will post pictures here of my little “all season tree” dressed up for Christmas. I am afraid that I rather neglected it this autumn, with us being away on our trip to Chicago. But after doing my mass organization and having all of my seasonal decorations right in place and easy to get to, it will be easier than ever to keep my tree up to date and redecorate for each season. Once again I will try to do so. :)
Following are pictures of my little tree in its Christmas glory. The first set of pictures is in daylight, so you could see the little ornaments better:
The next several pictures are with the tree lights on. I really think it is beautiful. The first three pictures highlight the ornaments I received from this years’ ornament exchanges that I participated in. The two reindeer were made by Judy Hunter and she even made one for Keith:
Then there was my darling ornament from my Tole Painter’s Unite page that was done by Gerri Loney:
And two ornaments that were given by my son and his wife:
Upon organizing, I found several of Debbie Mitchell’s “Cozy Cubby” ornaments that I had painted over the year and decided that would be the main theme of the tree:
And of course, the Cozy Cubby star topper that I painted last weekend. :)
I really think the tree looks wonderful! My kitty Pancakes seems to agree!
I hope you all have a wonderful day today! And I hope you enjoyed seeing my little tree. It just goes to show you don’t need a giant tree to have a nice one. I am very happy with it.
I am getting a lot done already and happy to stay warm and cozy inside with Keith and my kitties.
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