Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Bit of Christmas

I did my large tree with creamy white ornaments this year - angels & birds & stars, plus a bit of glass. I made a garland but cutting six yards of tulle netting into 3" strips - then ran it through my sewing machine to gather it into fluffy, feather, lightness.

My kids helped me make small white paper Moravian stars one year and I always enjoy pulling them out.

DD#1 brought me home a dozen soldered glass stars from a trip to Mexico.

And I bought a crystal chandelier several years at a yard sale. Harvested the crystals and hung a few on the tree to reflect the light.

I've enjoyed watching and listening to this Christmas video several times already - and each time it gives me goosebumps. Hope you like it too. It is a local production with some well known Utah talent like the Piano Guys, David Archuletta and Alex Boye.



I've heard about the scrap bags that are available from Heavens to Betsy on occasion, and I was finally able to purchase one. I expected true scraps - pieces of wool in funny shapes & sizes, but was pleasantly surprised to find 19 eighth yard pieces. They're all washed up now and ready to hook with. YUM!

16 comments:

Sue SA said...

My kids would love your tree for the "snow" garland ; )

Karen said...

I enjoyed the video. I like the Nativity formed at the end of the song.

The scrap bag wools are certainly a nice addition to your wool stash. I have never heard of the scrap bags from wherever you ordered it from.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Merry Christmas, Gayle!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

The Wool Cupboard said...

Your tree looks beautiful, Gayle. Love the white and clear glass color scheme! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs, Linda

annie said...

loved the post, wow that's a pretty tree! hope your holiday is terrific!

Yvonne said...

Love the Christmas tree filled with memories. Have a Merry Chtistmas and a blessed new year!

Janet O. said...

What an ethereal tree! Beautiful!
I love that video. We shared it with out gathered family last Sunday evening, using Apple TV to show it on the bigger TV. It makes me tear up. : )

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Your tree is so pretty and I love those Moravian stars!
For some reason the video is not showing up!
Love all your wool pieces too......best "scraps" I've ever seen!! Nice to know where to get some lovely pieces!
Wishing you and yours a most Blessed Christmas!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Raymond Homestead said...

Your tree is very pretty Gayle! I did mine with white too! Have a great Christmas!

Jennie in GA said...

Great woo lens! You must be thrilled.

Me and My Stitches said...

Pretty tree - love all of your ornaments - Mom and I want to make some tree ornaments on Christmas day, maybe we should try the Moravian stars. Love the glass one too - is it heavy? And the wool....NICE!!! I've been using some of the wool that you sent me on my Merry Christmas quilt and have been thinking of you!

Lori said...

What an elegant tree! Merry Christmas Gayle.

Michelle said...

Your tree is beautiful!

Jann Olson said...

This video does give me goosebumps. Simply beautiful! I love all of your precious stars and the crystals, and garland are just perfect. Wishing you a blessed New Year!
hugs,
Jann

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

So nice to be able to catch up on your blog after a long few months for me. Love all of your pictures and rugs, quilts and friend's projects! Such wonderful rugs! And love that little hexie quilt...I love it just as it is!

Faye Henry said...

Such pretty ornaments and love wool.. You are so talented.. xo