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Friday, December 17, 2010

Next Door Neighbor

Next Door Neighbor is the 5th sneak peek of the quilts for Journey 2 of the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle.  I adore the combination of pink and brown fabrics....so vintage, so warm and lovely.  When my friend, Julie Hendricksen released her newest fabric line, Miniatures, I just knew I wanted to design a quilt with it.....right away!!  Yum!

Because our house has been somewhat torn apart (to say the least!) for a couple of months, we're not decorating for Christmas as we usually would.  We're just decorating the kitchen and family room...the two rooms we live in the most.

This tree, in the kitchen, is one of three we usually have.  You might say this is my tree.  It's really small, just a simple pencil tree, but I have all of my favorite folky ornaments on it.  Notice the red door?I chose to paint the kitchen walls a goldy tan color, but wanted some punch in the room, so...what the heck?  Let's go for a red door, and we all love it!  Did I ever mention that I'm definitely in a "red" period in my life?  I'm drawn to all things red for some reason, and I'm going with it!

When you pull out the ornaments to decorate your tree, it's like seeing old friends.  Remembering where you bought that one, or made this one.  But wait....what is that space ship ornament doing on my tree?  That is one of dear husband's favorite ornaments, and over my mild protests, said he'd really like to see it on this tree in the kitchen.  Ugh.  He doesn't ask for much.  
I must confess that this is a photo of our family room last year.  I hope it looks like this by Dec 23rd!  My kids decorate this tree with all of the ornaments that have been given to us over the years, or those they made in school.  It's definitely the centerpiece of our Christmas!

These tables are in our family room, too.  I love these red tables!  This is one of my favorite vignette areas to change up every couple of months.  This photo is from last year also.  It looks like this right now, except I haven't gotten the quilts out yet.  There's been too much dust.  Hopefully this weekend, I can finish up.


  1. Love the red door! I have been in a 'red' period for the last 10 years. Add some gold, black or brown and I am happy.

    Julie's line of fabric is so yummy. I bought fat eights of them even though I don't do pink. Perhaps your next door neighbor quilt will be the ticket for them.

  2. What a beautiful assortment of ornaments and decorations! Hopefully you will get the rest of the house back soon.

  3. So much to love today!! Beautiful decorations, lovely fabric and what a cute block, too! I too, just love the red door!

    Thanks so much for the sneak peek, and for sharing your lovely home with us!

    Merry, merry Christmas Pam!

    Hugs, Karla