Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

I have been in a little frump about Christmas.  I usually am this time of year.  Trying to get everything done for Christmas while doing everything else I usually do definitely makes me a Christmas Grump.

I decided to try to make some Christmas items to brighten my home and help to put me in the  Christmas Spirit.
I made this very funny looking Christmas tree from an idea posted by The Lazy Hobby Hopper.  This is a pattern from Michael's. I have to admit that I am not that great at following directions so this is my free form attempt at a Christmas Tree.
With a few decorations it doesn't look so bad.  My sons thought I was a crazy woman decorating this tree.
Here it is next to my beautiful Christmas cactus.  It is starting to bloom and boy is it beautiful.
 As I live in Florida and we are not going to have a white Christmas so I decided to make some snowflakes to brighten my windows.  You all know this pattern from Lucy at Attic 24.  For the life of me my link did not work with the crochet snowflake, hope you can find the pattern somewhere on her blog.  I am sure there are many more snowflake patterns out there in blog land to make if you can't find this one.
 I have them in my family room and kitchen windows and love to see them spinning gently in the breeze.
I have made a whole bunch, they are fast and fun.  I am making four more for coasters for an extra present for a friend.

And a very special thanks for all your lovely friendship comments in my last post.  You all mean so much to me.

And a very, very, very special thanks to two very special blog friends for giving me the Liebster Blog Award.  I am just so touched that you would think that I am worthy.  Mary Margaret at The Worry Bird and Liz at Crochet in Color.  Mary Margaret is going through a fascinating journey, please head over to wish her well.  Liz makes these unbelievable crochet projects, you will be amazed at her gift.  I love awards but I have such a hard time deciding who should get one.  I love all of you so much so I am giving one to everyone who visits Mereknits.  You all brighten my day and I am thankful for all of you.


Claudia said...

I love your little tree - it's adorable. Looks like we're both crocheting snowflakes this year. I did a post about mine last week. Miss you.


Faeryfay said...

The tree is just beautiful and I love your snowflakes too!

wildflowerwool said...

Love the Christmas decorations!

The Garden Bell said...

Those tress and flakes are the cutest. But, it's that lovely green yarn that I'm digging. Stunning color and so rich looking. Just so you know we haven't had a flake yet here in Chicago. Just gray and rain, rain, rain with not a ray of sun. I could use a A24 flake around here myself.

Tina said...

CUTE! I think your tree and flakes are wonderful! I wish I could say that I had to crochet my snowflakes, a few were flying today although they didn't amount to much. Still makes me understand what lies beyond. (Insert theme to Jaws here....)

by Teresa said...

I'm in love with your little crocheted tree! I need to find the pattern and try one. I have done several snowflakes and they're on my tree - love them so much.
*M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Grateful4Crochet said...

Love the tree and snowflakes, congrats on the award, and yes, getting everything done at this time of year can be tricky!!

Rose Red said...

I think the Christmas tree is really cute!

Every year I intend to make a heap of crochet snowflakes to hang in my windows and I never do (although I make them as gifts for others). Perhaps this year should be my year for it! Yours are lovely.

MaryMargaret said...

I absolutely LOVE the tree- it's perfect! I think I might need some snowflakes, too. I'm glad that you're fighting the Christmas blahs- don't let them win!

Pradeepa said...

Your Christmas tree is cute. Not at all a bad attempt. I too want to crochet some snowflakes.

Liz said...

The snowflakes are just beautiful. My little one would love for me to make her a few. Thanks so much and you're welcome... I love coming over to check out your projects and get inspiration:)


Susanne said...

I think your crafty Christmas tree is the cat's meow, lol. The snowflakes are pretty, I have seen them at Lucy's site. Those of us up north take for granted all the snow. We are so busy shoveling it that it becomes more a pain in the butt and ache in the back. But, if you have ever just held your hand out and caught a few, you would truly marvel at the fact that there are no 2 alike and just how awesome they really are. So tiny and fragile, it is hard to believe that something so small can cause such havoc. I like a little bit of snow for Christmas and after that it can just go away. We have some friends who live in Fort Myers. She is originally from Cincinnati and misses the snow, well that is until they moved to NC and she had to drive in it. They moved back to Florida this past summer, lol. Thank you for coming and leaving me such a positive comment about my husband's pending procedure. Believe me, every little bit of good news helps lift his and my spirits. It is scary and being the natural worry wart that I am it isn't always easy to face these things. I am sure with plenty of prayer and positive thoughts he will come through all this and feel much better, physically and mentally. Being sick like this takes it's toll. Sometimes I walk around with a smile on my face and yet I am crying on the inside. I am no good to him if I break down. Yes, I will take my yarn and knitting needles or crochet hook. It is what relaxes me when nothing else does. It probably wouldn't hurt to tuck my little Bible in my bag as well.
{{{HUGS}}} Susanne :)

Annaboo said...

I love your tree!
And your snowflakes are beautiful too.