Around the House the Last Day of 2010

Made out of scrap felt, ribbon, an old window cling, aluminum foil and paper backing.  Last time to use and then it gets tossed,  major clutter clearout to come in 2011. 
Oops, I cut the angel's head off in this photo.  Joseph won't stand  and keeps falling, so he's leaning on the back of the manger.  Why do most manger scenes make baby Jesus look about 4 years old? 
These bottom tiers are supposed to have been replaced ages ago.  I can't find the fabric I want to make new ones and these were made out of sheers which were the long, 72 inch ones.

The instructions said to bake the orange and apple slices at 200F for 2 hours, but after 8 hours they still weren't dried out and took even more time.  You can't see very clearly in the photos, but there is just a tiny bit of glitter on the orange and apple slices, which is not overpowering.  Just a little bit country with the ribbon trims.
First Christmas Cactus, surviving so far!

My quiet place to read, two windows is nice when it's sunny outside. 

Lucy enjoys her mat, when I brought it home from the store, she tried to have at it before the tags were unclipped to unfold it and make it full size.  It's a daily battle keeping her off the couch, so this is a second pillow as her bed is in the den and much bigger to suit her size.   We tried three different beds before she would accept the one she decided she would sleep on.  Fussy and bossy.

We had a thaw and grass appeared, all the snow and icicles disappeared. 
He's my #1 Pet.
This was from the first Christmas after we adopted him on Dec. 21.  He was so skinny then and absolutely enchanted with the camera.  He'd pose for me or walk up and get right in my face, very funny at the time.   The pinecones come from my home state, I had so many given to me that where I previously lived, I sometimes used them as kindling for the fireplace.  Now that I can no longer get the pinecones from home, I have to keep these forever and a day. 

Here's the front door, now Get Out of Here 2010, Make Way for a Better 2011!


Amber D. Mcnabb said...

I do believe my favorite is the picture of the dog with the excited tail all a-blurr. teehee.

Clare said...

I can't believe how quickly this year flew by...
Have a very happy New Years eve, and a fantastic new year!

New End Studio said...

Yes, she wags her tail and keeps the rest of her still, it's amazing how she does that.

Hope everyone has the best 2011!