I finished 3 more mats I probably should count this as one finish as it is really one project.
Using the same fabrics plus one more (with the red birds)as the one for the coffee table, I made this one for the one for the chest in the living room.
It goes with this one that I finished last week for the coffee table
These 2 go on hutches in the dining room and to them I added a few strips from years past to the fabrics I used in the other 2.
Christmas wall hangings and set out decorations from other years, some decorations that I made and some that were gifts. I like to use what I have from the past because I like to remember where they came from and who gave them to me. I have one or two things from my preteen years. (They are really old.)
For many years we had a small tree that hung on the wall above Jack's dresser. Over the years I changed the decorations several times; I added lights and decorated it with small ornaments. Jack loved it and we kept it up after we took the other tree down. He always called me Scrooge when I retired it for the year.
Last year when we moved I threw it away. Well............. he wasn't real happy about that. After we got the tree up last week he started talking about "his tree" again. So, I started looking for a small tree that could hang on the wall, I don't think I ever saw another one over the years that was like the one we had; I had been looking. We were at Walmart last week and I looked at the small trees; we ruled out a fiber optic tree and chose a prelit tree that was displayed on a very high shelf. I thought is was 30 inches, which was taller than I wanted, but we had someone get a box down for us and we took it anyway as the box didn't seem too long. There 2 parts that fit together and it turned out to be 48 inches. I thought we would return it as it was too tall for Jacks chest of drawers but he was already attached to it. We set it on my dresser and I decorated it with a few shiny ornaments and some of the ornaments from friends and grandchildren and great grand children and children from the preschool room at church. I got to use a lot of personal things that didn't fit so well on the slimmer living room tree we bought 2 years ago.
Jack is happy and I'm happy. He can look at it when he is sitting at his desk and we leave it on for a while every night before we go to sleep.