Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Christmas Card For You

There is still a bit of wrapping to do. Like this beautiful sweater and cap that was hand knit by Sharon Vries.

I am afraid I have not had the chance to make the sort of ornaments I wanted to this year, except for a snowman. The others are very old ones I have had for (gasp) many years. They are all on straight wires of various lengths, that have hooks on the ends. Which is great because it means I can pull them all off and change the ornaments as new ones are made. I think I would like to move away from the traditional red and green next year.
BTW...I am very pleased with the string of 26 LED chip lights I used on the tree, made by They are a bit fiddly to put on the tree but I remember the old style being rather time consuming too.

I am waiting for a drill bit to come in the mail which is all that is keeping me from finishing that 'certain promised something'. It will be my next post.

May your days be merry and bright...Happy Christmas!


  1. Es una escena deliciosa, realmente deliciosa!! Feliz Navidad!!

  2. This has to be one of the best Christmas scenes I've seen. The presents under the tree and that gorgeous tree you made are all superb.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year Catherine. :o)

    Michelle xx

  3. Love your tree and Sharon's knitting!!!! A drill bit???? Very curious now!!!!

    Merry Christmas

  4. It is a dream for a Christmas tree fairy. I love it and I wish you a very merry Christmas, Catherine! <3

  5. Gracias por esa tarjeta navideña, es todo tan real!
    felices fiestas

  6. Catherine, this was certainly worth waiting for!!!! It is an absolute delight, your detail and styling is beautiful.....I adore all of the wonderful gifts under the tree, there is so much to see....I'm off for another look!!!

    I wish you a very Happy Christmas....and I still hold onto the thought that we might meet in 2012.

    Linda x

  7. Catherine, The tree looks so wonderful! I love the little scene you have put together. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too. I look forward to what you have in mind with the drill bit!

  8. p.s......the jumper that Sharon knitted is 'perfection'!!!!

  9. Beautiful Christmas scene! The knitting is wonderful!
    Merry Christmas and a Great 2012!

  10. Your tree is beautiful! The whole scene looks so delightful, such lovely details to discover.
    I'm intruiged by the drillbit, what wonderful thing do you have in store for us?

    Have a wonderful and happy Christmas Catherine!

  11. Merry Christmas dear Catherine and a very happy New Year filled wit lots of lovely projects.
    his tree isso beautiful and the sweather is truly amazing.

  12. Sweet Catherine, your tree is very beautiful, and the sweater is amazing!
    Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and your family, too!

  13. Merry Christmas to you too Catherine, love what you did with "our" sweater. It sure pleased my soul to see it there. Hugs Sharon

  14. A wonderful Christmas scene Catherine,I really adore the sweater and the beautiful tree you have made. But also all the the other details fit perfect. "Perfect" like everything you do!!!
    Have a Merry Xmas!!! Warm hugs,Jeannette x

  15. Your Christmas tree is just BEAU-TI-FUL !
    I love it !

  16. Merry Christmas Catherine!!
    Hugs, Monique

  17. I LOVE your Christmas scene, Catherine!!

    Wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


  18. I love your Christmas card :-)
    Every detail is so poetic and natural, and among other things, there is also the model of your Georgian house, which has inspired my next (too ambitious?) project :-)
    An affectionate wishes for an happy Christmas (and not forgetting Kilmouski, of course!)

  19. Such a beautiful scene!
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  20. Sweet Christmas card.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Kiss Faby

  21. I wish you a Happy Christmas too Catherine and a lot of beautiful things surrounding you!

  22. Bellissimo pensiero... Felice Natale anche a te,

  23. Beautiful Christmas card! Merry Christmas, Catherine.

  24. Hello Catherine!
    I have been following your blog for some time and wanted to tell you that I am a fan! Your talent is amazing and you don't miss a single detail! I have a great respect for anyone who has the ability to do metal work......I took a "silver" class a few years ago in Castine and learned that metal work is worth whatever cost the artist asks for it.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New year brings you continued health and happiness!
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge
    Warm regards from Ray whitledge

  25. The Xmas tree is so beautyful!

  26. Beautiful scene, as usual! I hope you had a very happy Christmas.

  27. I wanted to have my Glencroft finished so I could decorate it for Christmas, but oh well... I can enjoy yours! Great idea about the little LED lights, by the way.

    Oh yeah, and I'm adding a kitchen and bathroom wing to my Glencroft, not like I don't have enough going on, project-wise. I'll post that someday on my blog.