Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas! This photo was taken at Lolly's Quilt store in Shipshewana, Indiana. We were there last week enjoying the holiday spirit & all the Christmas decorations. It's a great place to see during the holidays, but I enjoy it any time of the year.

I wanted to show you what I got for Christmas. I try to get a new santa every year and really love it if I can get one from Peggy Gaines, a local artist whose work I love. I was fortunate to get this santa painted on a chair seat when she was in a craft show near here. She also had a large santa painted on an old door that was awesome but cost a bit more than I felt comfortable spending.
As it turns out she marked it down at the end of the show, probably not really wanting to haul an item that big back home & store it, and my sweet husband surprised me & got it for me for Christmas (yay!).
We were planning on putting it on the front porch, but I really don't want to put it outside in the Michigan weather. So for now it will remain in the house.

To be honest I've been having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. We had a few deaths in the family around Christmas last year, including my Dad, & it's been weighing on me. I have a tendency to get depressed at times & am definitely struggling with it this year. We've really been having a lot of gloomy, dark & rainy days so I'm going to get (or make) a light box, hopefully that will help. I haven't been creating too much, but I'm trying to get back into it. I made this small plaque from a piece of barnwood from a barn that my daughter's husband tore down recently on their property. Every time I walk past the pile of wood I pilfer a few little pieces that look interesting.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas & many blessings in the new year!


Blogger KrisD said...

Enjoying your lovely creations & blog. I will be sending "Happy Thoughts" your way. I totally understand about the winter blahs...I need a light box strung around my neck most days during the winter. West Virginia is beautiful, but I certainly don't enjoy the cold. Fortunately my wonderful hubby has gotten in the habit of taking me to the seashore at least once during the winter months. Gotta love that...cold or not, the ocean is always a happy place.

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