Friday, December 23, 2011

Hearts for Christmas

We didn't drag the Christmas tree and the boxes of decorations out this year. We're going for the minimal look since we won't be here for the big day and will be with family.

I saw Kviltstinas tutorial for these paper hearts and when I next  went out shopping, happened to come across a string of the red plastic teardrops for a couple of dollars.
Then I went on a mission to get some white twigs from the discount store in town to hang them off. Twig trees seem to be all the rage at the moment.
I also picked up the vase as well at the same store and voila, fast easy Christmas tree and now I don't feel as grinchy with just our nativity set out. I'm loving it.
Pop on over to the Celebrate Hand quilting blog for a look at some Christmas quilts. I've tried to load the blog on my sidebar and it just won't give me up to date posts for some reason. I'm loving belonging to this community of hand quilters over there.

I just have to tell you know in case you didn't know. Check out this link,  Just Takes 2 if you love  red and white quilts. I can't resist, I'm signing up for this new exciting project for next year.

That's it from me until after Christmas. I want to say thank you for visiting with me and I hope you all have a lot of love, peace and joy these holidays.
Janet

45 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I was also looking for a white 'branch' tree! I love how yours looks! The red glass beads add just enough sparkle! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE your tree!! Happy holidays to you and yours.

Feather on a Wire said...

Your tree is stunnng, and looks like the same 'breed' as mine up at the cottage. though now it seems we shall be here for Christmas I'll be putting up the more traditional one at home.

Blog editor said...

Very nice!
Jill

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I really like your white tree ...the decorations are very delicate....I really like your minimalist look.

Mary said...

How cute!!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Miriam said...

Your tree is very elegant, Janet.

Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

Ruth said...

Love your tree! The Celebrate handquilting link is working fine and I love it, but the Just Takes 2 leads to the celebrate handquilting as well. I would like to see what you are going to do for next year. I hope I don't want to do it too. I am hoping to get some UFOs finished!

broderie said...

Janet thanks for all the beautiful visions this year and I love your tree and good wishes to you and your family !

Stephanie said...

Simply beautiful tree! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Looking forward to you new projects in the new year.

karenfae said...

love the tree it is so unique - Caron fixed the problem with the Celebrate Hand Quilting and Google Reader I do believe that is working now.
Karen

Glenn Dragone said...

What a simple and unique idea! I love the way it looks.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Fischtown Lady said...

It´s a wunderfull tree! I save the idea for next the christmas.
I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year, Marita

Ann Marie said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for such a delightful blog. Looking forward to reading more from you in the new year.

Shirley said...

Ditto Janet. I wonder what sewing trouble we are going to get up to next year. I am tempted with this one too and the building scrap houses. At least I may get to use up some of those scraps that are taking over my space. Your tree looks great and I would be tempted to keep that one out all year.

SewWhatsNew said...

Merry Christmas and a fun filled 2012 with a lot of time to quilt, quilt, quilt. Everything looks great as usual.

Nedra said...

Thank you so much for telling us about It Takes Two. I've been studying the red and white quilts from the Exhibit lately, and have tried to find some of the patterns.
I think I will be joining too!
Merry Christmas Janet!

Darlene said...

The twig tree is gorgeous! Love your paper hearts with red teardrops.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Janet.

Karen said...

How pretty! I didn't know that twig trees are "in". You could use the twig tree and hearts for Valentine's Day too.

Sallie said...

Very pretty! Merry Christmas!

imquilternity said...

How creative! I love the way your mind works. So simple and yet so elegant. Have a wonderful Christmas Janet!!

Terry said...

I love your Christmas tree! And you can put it out again for Valentine's Day! :0)

Mary said...

simply beautiful!

Lynne said...

This is one of the nicest twig trees I've seen out there. Have a great Christmas!

Mary said...

Cute twig tree! I love the hearts. I love just about anything with hearts. Thanks for the link! And Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Carrie P. said...

Your tree is fabulous! Yes, I would leave that up all year.
Merry Christmas!

paqui said...

Feliz Navidad !!!

Meredith said...

Merry Christmas! I enjoyed your posts on the hand quilting blog. I have enjoyed your blog and hope you plan to keep going in 2012. I know selfish of me to say that. The tree is perfect. Enjoy your time with your family.This year I saw a large feather type tree that was bright pink. I almost bought it. It was like the reindeer you have been sharing with us.

Oops-Lah said...

Such a good idea! Less messy (I have Christmas tree needles in my bed, would you believe it?) and it looks fantastic.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Vreni x

Rachaeldaisy said...

So simple and yet so glamourous! It's wonderful! Wishing you and your family the most wonderful Christmas!

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday. looking forward to reading your blog in the new year too!
Best wishes,
Berit in Norway

Ivory Spring said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Your tree is most adorable.

I love your blog banner too!

Kathie said...

love the tree!!!! that is just adorable.
Merry Christmas and I wish you a very Happy, Healthy New Year, lets look forward to a new year and lots of time to pursue our passions....
Kathie

Barb said...

How pretty. I love printed words and this is a lovely way to use them.
Your lovely doll quilt is part of my sewing decoration this year and many have enjoyed seeing your swap quilt.
Thank you again for a lovely swap.
Blessing to you and your family.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your twiggy tree! Happy Christmas!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Oh so cute! love your quilt in the header too! fabulous!Merry Christmas!!

Anymart said...

Hi Janet, I love your white selfmade Christmas tree! It looks fabulous! And about the Celebrate Handquilting site: I met you through that site and that added a very happy extra!

Cardygirl said...

Merry Christmas Janet...love the tree!

Cardygirl said...

Merry Christmas Janet...love the tree!

Thimbleanna said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Janet! The tree is just as cute as can be -- I love it! I can't wait to see your new red and white project!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Janet. Cool Christmas tree--the red beads make it. Love the reindeer you showed too. So fun! Happy holiday stitching!
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Lisa said...

What a wonderful tree, Janet! Is there nothing you can't do, and do so well??!! I hope you are having a joyous and peaceful Holiday.

Make handmade said...

So beautiful hearts for Christmas! I love it very much.

Stina said...

*Big smiles* from me!!!
Just love how your tree turned out...love how you used the pearls...:O)
And yes I would have it up all year!!!
Happy NEW YEAR!!!!:o)

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