My plan for the New Year is to set a couple of goals at the beginning of each month instead of the usual New Year's resolutions. This month I want to get the valance made for the kit/family room and make a collage I've been mulling over for a while now. I hope everyone has a good 2007.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
My sweet father-in-law gave me some cash for Christmas. I used some of it to treat myself at the bookstore: Cloth, Paper Scissors I used to get in the mail, but I must have let the subscription expire since I haven't received it yet. Must fix that. Where Women Create by Jo Packham is a lovely book just packed with inspiration. I have my sewing/art stuff in one of our bedrooms and I am starting to think over all the things I would like to do to make that room easy to use and an inspiring place to be.Well the Christmas decorations have to start coming down tomorrow. Before they do, I thought I'd share my favorite decoration. Since we celebrate Christmas, the story of Christ is central to our holiday. We put the nativity in the center of our home this year...on the dining room buffet. The figures are by Fontanini and we started buying them when our kids were little because they are unbreakable. I liked the idea of the kids being able to move the figures around. Our brother-in-law made the stable for us and we just love it. Over the stable I've hung a star that is one of the ornaments from Germany that the great grands brought with them.Isn't this cute? It's my dad and me on New Year's Eve 1962. Each of us with bottled refreshment. We lived in Hawaii in military housing. Isn't that pink couch terrific?! Mom says the furniture was really nice and came with 2 sets of custom slipcovers so you could change the look. And I thought that was a new idea.