Christmas season has fully started at my work. Everything seems to be early this year. We have already had our main Christmas function this week. The departmental lunch also happens this week.
First day of December saw us putting up the corporate Christmas tree and the different departments are decorating their areas to get people into the spirit of Christmas.
If you have been reading my blog for a while you know I'm big on Christmas spirit and decorations, but this year my son and his family are spending Christmas with my DIL's family, so I thought I would have a break from decorating the whole house. I will put a small tree in the Tree-House Studio just so it won't be completely Christmas-less! I did put up a Christmas tree on my desk using recycled empty coffee cups with stick-on stars that I made from recycled wrapping papers.
|Coffee cup Christmas tree|
|Silly photo-booth photos from the Xmas function|
|The Xmas ornaments I hope to make|
|Departmental Xmas lunch|
|Institutional Xmas tree|
I have been slowly filling the Tree-House studio with more stuff from the old sewing room. This week I moved the books up. I thinned out books that are no longer relevant with my interests at the moment. I couldn't have fitted all the books there without thinning them out. I'm pleased to say that some of the cabinets are still unfilled! The top of the book cases become shelves for my baskets.
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|Book case partly filled|
|Library index drawers cabinet found|
a home there as well
|Beautiful silk and linen Kilim.|
A gift from friends
|Vintage Sakiori rug is on the floor now|
|Library stool I rescued from being discarded|
I haven't made any quilts lately, but I still like to think of myself as a quilter come textile artist. I can say I have good quilting skills. I love to get good quilting books. I pre-ordered the new book Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah of Root Connection blog. I was so excited when it arrived. I only had a quick glance through it, but from what I saw I really loved it. I marked a couple of pages of the quilts I would like to make.
I particularly like how Sujata turned patterns of ancient objects, surface designs, basket weaves she found on her travels into quilt blocks! Sujata quilts are happy, quirky and playful.
Another book/magazine I recently read is Womankind. It's not a feminist magazine. It's a magazine with interesting reading not only for women, but for everybody. Womankind magazine is good reading for everyday or on a trip. I highly recommended it.
I hope everyone is having fun preparing for the festive season. It's going to be a quiet Christmas for me, but I will have a couple of weeks off work. I hope to do some dyeing and might even start a new stitching project.
Until next time