Take a deep breath!
We are up to the last room in Great Christmas House Tour of '08.
We started at the other end of the house back in the first week of December and if you're still with me, I salute you! ... for your fortitude if not necessarily your sanity, which I am sure has been threatened by all this Christmas cheer
but in any case
onward and upward
here we are in the rumpus room
this is my new [purchased] santa for this year, and can you see why I positively definitely had to bring him home ?
check out his tummy ... it's a ball of red yarn ! How perfect is that ? Okay, so it's cheap, scratchy ACKrylic yarn, but you can't have everything. I found him at the gift shop run by David's day centre, so that's even better because the few dollars he cost me will go back into programs to benefit Dave and the other clients. Win/win
and here he is again with a few of his new buddiesHiding out in the back row there is this one that I made last month from this pattern ... he's the middle size and the only changes I made were to leave off the arms [ which wouldn't show anyway ] and to add a nose.
I've made quite a few of the others as well ... over a number of years ... but I wouldn't want to cause an internet meltdown by doing individual photos.
I DID make that big guy near the tree thoughand the quilts
and the poinsettia curtain on the storage unit [ up there to the right of the quilt ]
and moving on ...
every santa needs some reindeer
and I wouldn't want to leave out the rest of the livestock
and any stories to the effect that I bought the green couch and the burgundy-and-green rug purely with Christmas decorating in mind are scurrilous rumours and you shouldn't pay them any nevermind.
So there you are
Christmas Chez Catsmum
hope you enjoyed visiting
and tomorrow I'll tell you what I did for my berfday today :]