Sunday, December 4, 2011

Busy, Busy!

Life has been busy at our house!  We have decorated two Christmas trees.  
The living room tree, decorated in traditional green and red,

and the tree in our bedroom.  

It is kind of hard to see but this tree is artificial with white flocking on it, and it is decorated with ice blue and silver ornaments.  When I found this tree in the store I was quite excited because my family always had a flocked tree when I was little.  I guess I have a fondness for them.  While I was deciding if I wanted to spend the money a few people walked by and commented on how ugly flocked trees are.  I felt a little defeated but now it is decorated it is just my style.

This week also marks the start of high school basketball season.  Which means the girls will dance a few times a week at half time.  This week it was Little A's turn.  It was a big deal because this was her first performance ever!!  She was over the top excited!

I have about 20 pictures of her because she just wanted me to take more and more.  Of course she was adorable, and only the three year olds can look cute when they are just standing there or doing their own dance.  I thought she did a really good job.
I am a little worried about her after the conversation she had with my mom this morning.  My mom was not able to make the performance and when Little A talked to her on the phone she said "Grandma, thank you for coming to watch me dance."  I really hope she wasn't trying to lay a guilt trip on her because we would be in big trouble as she grows up.   

In the midst of this I did get a little sewing accomplished.  I started with a layer cake and sewed a 2 1/2 inch strip around the outside. 

Then I cut the block into fourths.  

These blocks will be turned and sewed together in a pattern that looks much more complicated than it really is.  Even though I have an even busier week coming up I am determined to have the top completed by next Sunday.  Wish me luck!!

1 comment:

  1. We only ever had a flocked tree once growing up, and it was my Dad who wanted it. It was really pretty but, being a real tree with sprayed on flocking, it was a bit messy:) Glad yours suits you just fine!

    Darling little girl, excited for her dance. It has been a while since I had a 3 year old!