Saturday, December 2, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are Here

Look who is here to welcome everyone to our home!

This is a fabric panel I bought from ebay a couple years ago with the intention of somehow using this couple in the center of a Christmas quilt.   I couldn't see that happening anytime soon and I wanted my grandchildren to enjoy Mr. and Mrs. Claus now.

I pieced together some batting and used a blue striped sheet for the backing.   It didn't take long to sew it all together,  to do a little free motion quilting on some areas, and then pin them to the wall.  My brain is already thinking of some cute embellishments to make them  stand out even more, but that may have to wait until next Christmas.

The panel was meant to be turned into a door panel, so they are quite tall... I think they are taller than the grandchildren.  My dogs have barked at the new couple off and on all afternoon!  I'll be glad when they get used to our new house guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus hang on the wall in front of my little tree, which looks kind of skimpy in the picture.  I didn't dry quite as many orange slices to hang this year, but I do think it looks a little better in person.  The lights twinkle and I love the little glow in the foyer.

Avery, Chandler, and Brinley  (and mom and dad) were here for Thanksgiving and stayed a couple extra days with Grandma and Papa.  They colored these nativity scenes for me  while they were here and I am enjoying looking at them everyday.  Annabelle will be here next week and she will get to color her nativity.

She and her mommy will stay a couple of weeks with us and I am looking forward to their visit.

I don' t know how I managed to not get a picture of Avery during their visit, but  please pray for our little guy if you will, as he has hernia surgery  scheduled for next week.  This will be his second hernia repair.  He's a big boy and doesn't seem a bit worried about it.

This is Brinley Kate just before we left to go eat at my dad's house.  It was a great day... everyone was there except for April and her family, which was a huge accomplishment for us to get everyone else together at one time.

I'm sure you all are very busy too.  Take time to enjoy the little things and be 'present' in all that you do!


Wendi said...

Brinley Kate is wearing an adorable outfit!

Karen said...

Funny that your pets are barking at the Santa Clause couple.

Debbie J said...

I love your Mr. and Mrs. Claus Penny. You always do a good job on your projects and show your creativity.

Sorry your little guy is having more surgery. I'll say a prayer.

Great pictures of your grand babies. They are so sweet.

Your tree looks great too!

I hope to get some things done toward Christmas today.

Debbie J.

Billie Jo said...

Oh my goodness!
What a beautiful post!!
Your tree is lovely... Simply lovely.
And your little ones???
So very precious.
What wonderful memories you are making with them!
Enjoy your next visit, and the entire Christmas season.
I am hoping it doesn't fly by too quickly!!!
Have a cozy Sunday, my friend.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Mr and Mrs Claus are adorable but not nearly as cute as the other little faces in your post!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your decorations look cute. I love Mr. & Mrs. Claus. The kids did a nice job on the nativities. Fun times for you!

sunny said...

The Claus' look great. Such great pics of all you little ones. Don't you just love the holiday season?

Janet O. said...

Cute Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and that struck me as pretty funny that the dogs are warning away the intruders. Well, it is funny to me because I don't have to listen to the barking.
Your little foyer tree is so pretty. I see you have dogs guarding it. :)
I know what you mean about the glow. My hubby thinks I get pretty carried away in the Christmas light department, but I love the house with that glow everywhere.
What sweet little ones. You are blessed!

Out My window said...

Grandkids are just the best!

Pam Jackson said...

Mr. and Mrs Claus are so cute and those are some really adorable children. Yes, Cross Plains is not that far me at all, just about 35 min drive to be exact. Been awhile since I have been up around that way. I stopped in and took a look at the reno project. Lots of work and time involved in doing reno projects. said...

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are great.

Debbie said...

Praying all went well with your little guy's surgery and that he is up and active again by now. Be blessed my friend and Merry Christmas!

Terra said...

Your creative display of Mr. and Mrs. Santa is very cute.

Ellen Ross | Ask Away said...

LOL! Gotta love that blue tongue!
XO Ellen from Ask Away