Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas '09







Well, it's all over for another year.......managed to feed the multitudes and we had a wonderful, sunny, happy day. Here are a few shots that I want to share. Forgot to take any of the feast, mind you! Under the tree....."before" and "after" (note the speedy unwrapper in the foreground!) Don't ask about the mud-smearing! Suffice it to say that it is a strange Antipodean Christmas custom. The little embroidered Superb Blue Wren (a native bird around here) was embroidered for me by my mother. It is all done with a single strand of embroidery thread in a painterly style......isn't he just wonderful? I might add that my mother will be eighty five in March! My sister, Linda, gave me a fabulous bear ornament that she made - it is a tiny white bear "riding" a green and red mohair bauble (a furble? a bearble?) Here is a fairly bad photo of it - will try to take a better one later.

4 comments:

Sue said...

Susie, so glad your day was wonderful! I love the speed-unwrapper pic...hee!hee!

Merry Christmas!

Hugs

OldeTimeDolls said...

Susie, your gifts from your sister and mother are such wonderful keepsakes to treasure, you are indeed blessed my friend. Blessings your way from Vermont.

Ani said...

Merry Christmas Susie! Thank you for letting us in on the festivities at your home, looks like a swell time was had by the kiddos! :0) We had lots of good eats last night and today as well. I am on sugar overload!

The bird is exquisite! I don't think I've ever seen an embroidered bird before, wow, kudos to your Mom! Lucky you to be the recipient!

Best,
Ani in North Carolina

Stitch1Peta said...

Hi Susie,
He's a beautiful wren. I have an enlarged photo of one.Caitlin is convinced the little ones at her house are going to get that big. Which would make them as big as a chicken. She doesn't get the theory of enlarged photos yet but sh is only 4. Glad you had a great day lots of best wishes to you all for the New Year
Peta

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