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Friday, December 3, 2010

Seeing Stars

We finally got down to it around three in the afternoon. By nine last evening, we were still involved. I'm not sure how John found a spot at the table this morning to have his coffee and read the paper, but that is where I found him. (Why, yes! That is a leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin. Whatever am I going to do with it?)

I first spoke of this sweet and easy project last year on *this post.* If interested, you'll find everything there that you need to know.  I spoke then of the possibility of using old Christmas cards and that's just what we did. We tried a few other star patterns, but we are challenged by much beyond simple cutting and pasting. I'm working on overcoming one I found too complicated yesterday afternoon by this morning's light. I'll let you know.

I am avoiding all blogs that announce the countdown to Christmas. Yes, that should go a long way toward maintaining calm and equilibrium. :D

Enjoy your Friday...


  1. Adorable hats, gorgeous and functional bags, and homemade stars? Goodness, what is WITH you these days?? Haha! You are putting the rest of us to shame. You know that, right? =)

    So where are you in your Christmas preparedness plan? I just bought my first two gifts yesterday. It would seem I'm ahead of the game!

    Blessings to you today!

    - Leah

  2. Beautiful stars! I have gotten as far as putting up my fall decoration....we are buying our tree today!

  3. Beautiful!

    I am not counting down
    I am HOLDING ON!!!


    Have a great day. I am so happy that your creativity is finding such a gorgeous outlet.

  4. Agreed, with not liking those ding-dang count-down clocks, to anything. Yikes!

    You are just toooooo crafty, but I'm used to it, by now. [Nearly used to it...] ,-)

    Your Daughter's hat is adorable.

    Your Daughter is adorable. But I'm said that before. :-) -Waving to Vee's Daughter- -Big fan of yours, here- :-)

    And I wish to say THANK YOU for taking the time to comment a reply, to my blogging Questions. Thank you!

    Gentle Winter hugs...

  5. I love all of the creativity going on over there Vee!!! I need to have a creative day myself :) As for the white pumpkin, I have a friend that paints a sweet snowman face on them!! Place a little hat on his head too! hugs and love, Dawn

  6. Vee,

    Wonderful stars! I came home yesterday without tree in tow but scored a great table - I was going to set the tree on it, oh well. Did you know that my dining table is laid out in all its Thanksgiving finery? Maybe I will just tuck a little greenery around the pumpkins and pretend they are Christmas balls and call it quits on the whole holiday decor thing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. how fun and they look wonderful...now that is my kind of day!

  8. your stars are beautiful! i also love
    your boycotting countdown blogs.
    just writing that increased my
    anxiety. :)

  9. Love the HAT...need to knit those, looks easy...hmmmm And those cool head bands with knitted rosetts I'm seeing everywhere. Thanks for the idea Vee.

    Love the craft table at your house, so much fun and John was in there helping too? I'm impressed!

    Enjoy your snow and this beautiful season, we are over here in Montana! :)

  10. Like your stars!!
    No countdowns for me either. It comes fast enough!!

  11. Hi Vee!

    Love the homemade stars! I will have to check out the site and ask my daughter if she would like to do some crafting, too. Looks like fun. We might as well be doing something constructive while we are griping about our lack of motivation this year for shopping, etc. I have yet to put up the tree.

    It's just more fun to sit here and read interesting blogs like yours!


  12. Beautiful! I love handmade decorations and vintage things! Hugs to you, my friend! ♥

  13. Beautiful decorations you made and I hear you on the Christmas countdowns. I've started panic mode already!

  14. The pumpkin: blast it with spray paint to make it another decoration. Add glitter, glue on stuff, have fun with it!

  15. Vee I haven't done any decorating or baking or card writing or anything for Christmas as yet! I have done Christmas shopping and some wrapping :) After I celebrate my grandson's birthday I'll have to be on full speed to get it all done!

  16. Seeing stars is a good thing over here! Great idea.


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