and the Christmas House Tour of 2012 rambles on …

SO here we are on day 6

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

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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.

the next thing to greet the eye is a Wild Goose Chase quilt that I made in the early 90s, folded over an antique [weaver’s] loom heddle most probably from Thailand.091

Then we have a collection of mini quilts and redwork stitcheries swagged down the hall.

some stitched on preprinted panels 008 (3)

and some that I adapted from applique patterns, themselves based on vintage images of Saint Nick

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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

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and moving on past my Log Cabin Christmas Tree quilt from the early 90s

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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, 0721980s Irish Chain quilt on the blanket box 071AND … ta-da …069 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.

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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.

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4 thoughts on “and the Christmas House Tour of 2012 rambles on …

  1. Lynne says:

    I like the decal on David’s room and I’m hoping that my first Christmas wall hanging (which I posted about yesterday) will be the beginning of a collection that matches yours for variety and interest. Thank you for continuing to inspire me!

  2. Marcie says:

    The decals are a nice touch, and the kimono is gorgeous!

  3. Marigold says:

    Oh, your quilts are quite wonderful and I love the one under the Bear Hug! Your decorating is quite amazing! Especially given you don’t even have any snow. 🙂

  4. Sandra says:

    I love it when people do such a wonderful decorating job and make their house really Christmassy. Thanks for sharing.
    In my. se I am sorting and discarding. My DD is into Christmassy so most of my excess is going to her. I am just keeping one tub of my favourite pieces.

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