Monday, December 03, 2007


This nativity scene, my mother in law over 30 years ago painted for us. The pride of my Christmas collection.

I actually had most all of my Christmas decorations up last weekend, I wanted to have it done before Kyleigh and Jaeger got home from Disneyland. This was actually one of my very first quilts, I love the primitive quilts and I love applique. This was from a book called Christmas or Not by Gerry Kimmel, Linda Brannock, and Jan Patel. I had to do the feathers over twice I think.

The bit of the angel quilt you can see, is from the same book and is called Joy. The wreath below that I painted in a watercolor class one year. The Christmas bottle quilt, my secret sister a long time ago, Susan Nixon made for me. The deacon's bench to the left side John made, and also the one you can barely see on the right side.

The Santa sitting under the piano, and the one in the background, I painted both of those. On the piano are a angel doll holding a wreath, and a little elf guy, and I made those. There is also a snowman sitting where the keys would be on the piano, and I made that guy too.

Here is another quilt I made, plus I made the Grandma and Grandpa porcelain dolls in the background, and some little cloth angel dolls sitting on the pillows.

This is another one of the primitive quilts and also one of the first I made. It was from a book by Gerry Kimmel called Plaza Trees.

This is part of my little village, and my seaside village. I had to put the rocks in the ocean back from the edge because Keaton saw them and tried to pop them in his mouth.

The stockings were hung, and the nutcrackers out...

More of the Christmas seaside village on another table. Since John sold the pool table this year, where I usually placed my villages, I have had to scramble around to find tables. The stained glass in the background window John commissioned for me one Christmas, it is a whale diving under the water. The buffet at the right hand side John made for me.


Susan said...

Karrin, everything looks wonderful, so Christmasy and homey. I think it must be wonderful to have so many different kinds of things you've made and be able to display them. I'm honored that the jar quilt hangs on the wall!

Gail said...

Wow, Karrin you have so many pretty things. Looks like a beautiful Christmas open for business.....LOL. Wonderful, wonderland.

Franie said...

Amazing and Beautiful! I enjoyed my tour. I like the diversity.

Pati said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I miss you!!!!