SO here we are on day
and this time we’re not – strictly speaking – doing one of the rooms. Are you up for a quick sprint down the hallway?
I’ve put the A/C on just for you because it’s still ‘orrible outside [ 39C/102F earlier ] and I wouldn’t want any of my North Hemispherian friends getting dehydrated.
At one end David’s door is decorated with a bright and cheerful 3′ long decal of Santa’s sleigh
that I found at the local Chickenfeed [ cheap variety store ] for $5 .
In theory I can peel it off carefully after Christmas and re-use it in years to come. Basically, at that price, if I only get the one year out of it, it was money well spent. It’s a bit bold and a bit glitzy but it’s Dave’s room and he seems to enjoy it.
Then we have a collection of mini quilts and redwork stitcheries swagged down the hall.
and some that I adapted from applique patterns, themselves based on vintage images of Saint Nick
and none of the photos of the miniature quilts turned out spectacularly well, new camera notwithstanding, so if you want to see them, I would refer you to this post from so many years past that it’s actually off the old blog.
another decal … this time on the Linen Press
and moving on past my Log Cabin Christmas Tree quilt from the early 90s
We’re in the spare bedroom [ okay, yes. I lied. We are doing one room ]
with a Stack & Slash quilt in red Japanese prints,
a hug of Christmas bears, 1980s Irish Chain quilt on the blanket box AND … ta-da … the glorious ox-blood red silk kimono that I was given just yesterday by lovely Toni, the former arch-nemesis and now buddy of his Beariness. Usually there’s a child sized one over the bed – kimono that is, not arch nemesis – but it’s on the opposite wall for now.
If I haven’t Christmassed you into drivelling submission yet, meet me back here tomorrow for the [probably] final post in this year’s Tour.