Nearly finished

First you’ll be happy to know the tree is standing (on all four feet) and is lit (tho with my shaking it to see if that lost tree leg would fall out I must have loosened a bulb or two because originally only half the lower section lit up until I fiddled with some of the bulbs.  So it’s lit and has that one lone bird ornament on it that was left on it when it was put away.  Branches have been sufficiently fluffed and tomorrow morning I’ll get some ornaments on it.  I’m not going to pull out all the ornaments – just a container or two that I think hold the vintage ornaments of my youth – mercury glass and Shiney Brite balls.   Below is a photo from a magazine  – aren’t those pretty.


The photo caught my eye because I have 5 or 6 of those exact ornaments that were used when I was a kid on our trees.  I particular love the ones with the concave areas.  Hopefully I remember the correct container where those are kept.

And as for nearly finished – can I just say there’s a whole lot of stitches in this little inset with the church!  And those random single stitches for the stars, and there’s about four shades of blue in the sky — I was about to go nuts with all the confetti stitching but I will get that finished off tonight since I’m down to all one color that fills in the last unstitched areas.  Then just a bit of border flowers to add so tomorrow should be able to show you a finished stitch!

silent night