Friday, December 17, 2010
It's Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas...,
Warning heavy picture content
On one of the coldest, snowiest days of the year, my family got together for our annual kick off festivities for the Christmas season. The theme of this gathering was "Making Christmas Wreath".
Years ago Martha Stewart did an episode on decorating for Christmas. At that time, I thought it was such a cool idea to make your own decorations. It makes the holiday season extra special. My sister, Rochelle, was the host (not pictured) of this super fun event. We had lots of food, old school music, laughs and loads of fun. Party time: 3:00pm, December 12th.
When we arrived, the air was filled with delicious smells, Mmmm, Mmmm, good home cooked food (I bought a bucket of chicken and sparkling grape juice). In the kitchen, the table was set with all types of goodies to make wreaths. The house was filled with laughter, good cheer, and Lionel Richie and the Commodores in the back ground. What fun.
Everyone, except the young men of the family made wreaths. The overly, energetic young men preferred rough housing in the family room in between eating double portions of all the food.
Christopher Ryan the birthday young man (14)
Wreath Making -
Domino putting it together
Rochelle's wreath finished
Tricey - The Candy Wreath
Lolo - Kind of Traditional
Me - Fluffing the wreath while thinking about placement of decorations
Finished - Traditional -- Less is More
Testing, testing, 1,2,3 ...,
Finally, some practice videos (Wreath Making) for future sewing tutorials. Enjoy!