Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! My holiday mood is running late this year, so instead of words let the pictures tell the story....
The Advent calendar - stitched some time ago and  - finally - framed in felt with the help of my daughter Rita.

A Star - Christmas decoration, one of several, on our tree. When on his first Christmas my son, then nine months old, dropped and broke his first glass ornament, I realized that glass decorations were not in our future for a while. Without unbreakable ornaments, the only other option was - hand-made decorations. The first year, my tree was decorated with pompoms made out of wool. Over time, I collected more hand-made items.  By the way, for anyone who asks about a strangely bent corner  - this star is not ripped or damaged, it's "vintage"... That's right, vintage.

Another decoration - Santa Claus begging for work... Funny and, given the current job situation, quite contemporary.

Vera made this doll from construction paper.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Happy Christmas Katya, the Calendar is wonderful, such a lot of lovely stitching.
    And your framed 'Summer' is fantastic and you gave it away. That wasn't just a picture you gave but 'love.'
    Have wonderful time with your family and may 2011 be a wonderful year for you, lots of happy stitching!
    Love and Blessings
    Chris x

  2. Merry Christmas, Katya and Joseph, and family.

    By the way, last night my brother-in-law was telling me about an American writer, Gary Shteyngart, who was born in St. Petersburg in 1979.

    Have you heard of him?



  3. Thank you, Chris. Happy Christmas to you too!
    Daniel, Merry Christmas to you and your family. No, I have not heard of Gary Shteyngart, but I would like to know what he wrote.


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