Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Spirit of Christmas


I can't believe I forgot to get this picture out and hang it up on the wall! I was thinking something was missing around the house after we had finished decorating and it took me 2 weeks to finally remember. And it was ~ one of my favourite Christmas pieces ~ Spirit of Christmas! So hubby dug him out of hiding for me and now he is hanging on the wall. I feel embarrassed to have left him hidden away for so long because I truly love this Santa. I had him framed with a red suede mat, so it really brings out the gorgeous reds in the Santa.

Only 1 week left until Christmas! I finally started my present wrapping on Sunday but was very uninspired to get much done. We were in the middle of a blizzard which poor hubby spent the better part of the day trying to dig us out from. And I finally came up with the most amazing Christmas gift for him - a snowblower! But he's not impressed. Its as if admitting that he needs a snowblower is a blow to his manhood, admitting that he no longer has the strength or vivre to do his manly duty and dig his family out from under tons of snow. We'll see how far I can get with my cajoling....

29 comments:

Yuko said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for sharing this beautiful Santa's stitching photo!!!
I really love this santa as much as you do!
It's absolutely stunning in the red mat and gorgeous frame!
Next year I would like to try to stitch like this kind of design, not many ornies like this year, lol

tintocktap said...

Your Santa looks gorgeous, Wendy! At least you didn't forget him completely!

And look at all your snow! Would you mind sending some of it over here? I haven't seen a decent snow fall in years!

Barbara said...

My mom - who is VERY independent - had something about snowblowers like your DH but she has been so happy with hers since she got it a couple of years ago.

That Santa is truly stunning. My goodness, if I'd created something like that, I'd be tempted to leave him out 12 months a year!!

xstitch.nl said...

Just get him a snow blower... he'll thank you for it later... LOL!!
And please say sorry to Santa, 'cause he's lovely!!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Wendy!!!

Kendra said...

Gorgeous Santa!

And the snow...WAAAH! I'm envious! We got some "snow" the other day...basically enough to collect in the creases of roofs. Urgh. I've given up on ever seeing decent snow. :-(

Michele said...

love your Santa! I can see why you were missing him!

send some snow this way :)

quiltorstitch said...

My dad always said he had 3 kids that worked well for snowblowers :P LOL! And we sure did. Kind of like my mom said she didn’t need a dishwasher either because there were 3 in the house. :D

I LOVE your Santa piece, it’s beautiful. The round mat looks neat. I am glad you found him to hang up! (I forget stuff like that a lot too)

Good luck with moving that snow, that is quite a job.

Carolyn said...

Your Santa is gorgeous...and your framing is perfect:)

You got quite a bit of snow-I guess we are in for a long winter...but the one good thing is lots of stitching time.

Little Cat said...

Wow! Santa is gorgeous! Fancy forgetting him lol.

Look at all that snow! I'm not sure if I'm jealous or thankful it's not here lol.

Kelly said...

I love that Santa picture Mom!

Woohoo! I can't believe its almost Christmas!

But Dad still won't give into the snow blower!? What a guy..!

Hazel said...

That's brilliant and I love the pretty snow. xx

Nancy said...

A very elegant Santa! I can see why you love it so much. I really like the Prairie Schooler design in your previous post too.

We very rarely get any snow where I live so it looks like you are in a winter wonderland!

Happy Holidays!

Lynn said...

It must be a guy thing. My hubby won't hear talk of a snowblower either. Those are for the retired folk!!
Your Santa is absolutely stunning!

Sweet Pea said...

That Santa is AMAZING! I bet it's hard to take him down when the Christmas holidays are over.

Kathy A. said...

Wendy your Santa is gorgeous and the red velvet mat makes it stunning. How can you bear to put him away at the end of the season? All the snow pictures I am seeing is making me wonder why we decided to come home in January!!! Buy the fella a snowblower, or come spend the winter in Arizona instead.

Beatrice said...

What a lovely Santa..He would have missed being with you for Christmas!
Nice snow pictures!!!!

mymarkdesigns said...

What a beautiful Santa... I'd be tempted to leave that up year round :)

samplerlover said...

Your Santa is stunning. I'm sure he looks lovely where you have placed him.
My goodness you have also got alot of snow. You are having a real snowy christmas.
I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas. I hope Santa is good to you this year - Take care - Sandra.e

Concetta said...

Oh Wendy, your Spirit of Christmas is stunning!

I was just stopping by to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas.

Elisabeth said...

Wow! That is some snow! Wish we had more respectable winters around here. It was looking hopeful last week when everything took on that 'icing sugar' look for a couple of days, but it didn't last - sadly! And most Brits hanker after the sun!! I'm much more interested in Canada and Alaska than Hawaii and Java!!!

The Silver Thistle said...

Just popping by to wish you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas Wendy! Hope you all have the best time ever! :)

I love seeing what everyone has been up to when I visit the blogs and as usual, you haven't disappointed! SUCH lovely pieces! I'm particlarly loving the start quilt! Those colours are just sooo rich and gorgeous.

I wish we lived closer and I could come and sit and watch the Master at work. lol. My self taught attempts are still woefully inadequate.....and goodness knows the mess I'll get in when (IF) I ever get to the quilting stage with Leanne's quilt, hahahaha. You're an inspiration to me though, so keep posting the pics :D

Looking forward to hearing all your news in 2008!

The Silver Thistle said...

Oh....forgot to say.....How did you do your signiture 'thingy' at the end of your posts? I saw Yuko had one too and they look really neat.

tkdchick said...

Your Santa is just beautiful and I can imagine how the suede mat would bring out the richness!

stitcherw said...

Your Santa is gorgeous. I'm so glad you didn't forget him and he got hung up in time for everyone to enjoy him.

Good luck on the snowblower. Hopefully he'll realize that it isn't that it's implying that he can't do it, but that it is a time saver so it doesn't take as long so he can do other things with his time. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Sue

Margaret said...

Sorry it has been so long since I visited Wendy.

Love the wonderful pieces you have been stitching. What a stunning Santa you have - he must have the place on honor in your home every Christmas.

Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas and a Happy 2008.

Carol said...

That snow sure looks familiar - we got it too! It is melting a little right now, but I am sure more will come sooner than I could ever want it to - what winter!!! Love your Santa! Merry Christmas!!

Beatrice said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!

lena-lou said...

Your Santa is amazing :-))

I was laughing about the snow-blower we don't get that much snow really but when we do it is me who clears the path so I know my DH would like one of those then he would do it !!

jane said...

Your Santa is beautiful! I have just finished that same pattern - I started it when I was pregnant with my son, who is now almost 31- lol! I'm going to have mine framed like yours - what a great idea.

Happy New Year!