December 11, 2010

Just Another Day in Paradise!

Living in southwest Florida, I miss the cold weather associated with the Christmas season.  It has been chilly lately, but no snow - thank goodness!  The house is decorated with lights and our beautiful Christmas tree is up - the perfect focal point in our living room.

I made some "paper doll" ornaments - one for Richard and one for me!

Stockings hung with care

I noticed, that quite by accident, one of my sculptures is peeking from behind my stocking!!  (I took a sculpting class a couple of years ago.  It was fun - but I lack the talent.   These little ladies are fun though.)

(No question about who's naughty and who's nice in our house ;-)

A number of years ago, I made this quilt for the guild's challenge - Just Another Day in Paradise.  I think it turned out so great.  I hang it in the kitchen window for the holidays.  Most of the quilts entered in the challenge were themed around living in sunny, tropical Naples.  My first thought when I heard "just another day in paradise" was angels.

If I remember correctly, the three fabrics for the challenge were the dark and light pinks (foreground angel's gown) and the riotous color (middle angel's gown) as well as some charm embellishments.  (The angels' hair is free motion embroidery using variegated thread.)  

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Anonymous said...

Hi Pat, I adore your blog, so I went visiting. I've only been blogging since Sept -- but my premise is to showcase things I make and hope to inspire others; only most blog posts don't showcase that much yet -- but I'm learning. I'm putting up my tree today. I saw your post about PSE and the picture you took in Lafayette. I am not far from Lafayette. Anyway I want to know about the stitch line you are saving for another day. Let me know when you get that post up. Merry Christmas and May His Glory Shine Upon You and Yours. Terri

Cathy said...

Hi Pat,

Hope you are enjoying this holiday season. What a lovely Pink Saturday post.

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.


Abramyan Avenue said...

I love your paper doll ornaments!! Too cute! I wish I could do things like that...I am do uncreative it's ridiculous! Great post!! and I know what you mean about warmer weather during the holidays...we are in Texas and for the past few weeks we have been in the 70's. I haven't even put our tree up because it just doesn't feel like the season here....haha!
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Pink Saturday!

Donnie said...

Everything is so lovely. Happy Pink Saturday.

Kerrie said...

I love this blog! I am now following, thanks for visiting and your comment. Kerrie

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I LOVE your ornaments!!! And your adorable stockings with the naughty and nice--too clever!!!
I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!

xinex said...

Love all your handmade Christmas acessories....Christine

Lui said...

I love your creative juice and it shows in your projects! Awesome!
More! More!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Everything looks pretty. I could hardly look at your tree from looking at that beautiful blue chair to the right. Love that fabric!

Ann said...

I really like your paper doll ornaments, really cool. Well it was 26 degrees when I went Christmas shopping today with snow flurries. I'd say winter has hit Kansas. Thanks for coming by today.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

monah said...

Hi Pat,

Your site feels so home-y. I like your naughty & nice cards. LOL.
Thanks for visiting me too.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love the naughty and nice labels and the paper dolls! Happy PS-
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Mary said...

Your house looks festive and that quilt is beautiful - a real work of art. I hope you are having a great day and had time to enjoy Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

SmilingSally said...

Hi Pat!

I used to live in South Florida; now I'm in Tampa, and it's COLD up here.

Happy Pink Saturday.

bunny The Paris House said...

Love your tree and that blue pretty!!!
Happy Holiday

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Your ornaments are wonderful! Merry Christmas from chilly Eastern Washington to sunny Florida!

Cathy said...

Hi Pat,

What a lovely Pink Saturday post.

I hope you are enjoying every moment of this holiday season.

Have a great Pink Weekend,


Marydon said...

Pat your home is lovely & your tree is beautiful. So love the paper ornies.

Have a beautiful winter's eve ~
Happy Pink Saturday ~
Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

LV said...

What a cute post. I love your idea for each of your little ornaments.