Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Favorite Elf

Hello All, not much stitching over the week-end, but lots of cleaning and Christmas decorating.  I have this insane need to clean everything including the walls before I put up Christmas decorations.  It keeps me sane and my house less embarrassing ;).  My house is in constant toy chaos - but I love my little elf.  I wouldn't change a thing.  I thank God everyday for giving me my son.  I am truly blessed.
As for the decorating.  I got half a room done.

Sorry about the clutter on the couch.  My DS will not let the box for the train go.  He likes to look at the pictures and play with the train at the same time.  He is a train fanatic.  Here are a few close ups of some of the treasures I have been given over the years.
This is an ornament my mother-in-law brought back from the Waterford Crystal company tour she took a few years ago.

Another she brought back from the White House two years ago.

I have a few of these crosses scattered through out the tree.  I am attracted to old fashioned things and these crosses were just perfect.  Miraculously, this tree and the main ornaments were all purchased almost 10 years ago when I was first married.  Even the strings of lights.  I consider it a gift from God who knows I am on a budget.  I have a few more I would like to share, but the pics are aw full.  I will do some retakes and get an update on the sock monkey next time.  The last pic is of the reason I put up all this stuff.  My favorite elf....

Footsie pajamas are my absolute favorite.  My DH told me he may have a line on a matching set for myself.  We will see how that goes.  I am not so sure my bottom is as cute as the one above. ;) 
Till next time, keep those needles sharp and the cocoa warm.


Mouse said...

awww love the elf :) and those jammies are really cute :) love mouse xxx

Joysze said...

Decorations look great and your little elf is such a darling. :)

SoCal Debbie said...

Hi Joy, I'm a new follower of your blog. Your ornaments are beautiful and your little elf is adorable!

Rita E in AZ said...

Have a great Christmas with your family in your beautiful home. I am a new follower of your blog.