1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Impressions of Christmas.....

Christmas is almost upon us. For me, as with other seasons of the year, using my handmade objects is a big part of our decorations. 

A number of my quilts and stitched pieces hang in the living room. Above is a sample.

I love to arrange flowers and have made a poinsettia arrangement in a doll's sled in front of our hutch. 

My bobbinlace ornaments hang in the tree with mercury glass and silver ornaments. 



  1. I am totally intrigued with your quilted & spool Christmas tree. You are so talented! Your Christmas quilt is also very pretty. I am new to quilting . . . you are inspiring me to make a quilt to hang over our mantle next year, thank you.
    Merry Christmas,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. I love all the touches of Christmas displayed in your home! Did you make the "tree" piece next to the quilt? I love it because you don't often see something like creative and pretty!

  3. Hi, Heidi! It seems that I have fallen almost out of the blog world. Your decorations are beautiful. I hope you are well and able to enjoy the season. Have a Merry Christmas and take care! - Amy :D

  4. Such beautiful decorations! You always make your home so homey and welcoming. And BTW, it's been really cold here (except for the past few days), so I have been wearing my neck warmer under my coat. It makes all the difference!

  5. It all looks so warm and cozy and I know it is, cause I have been to your house on Christmas. Not this one though. lol
    Can't wait to bring Zoe in June.
    Love you and Merry Christmas, Mom

  6. Everything looks just lovely! Loved that hanging tree next to the quilt.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Your home is so homey. Beautiful decorations. Love it.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Your tree is stunning, Heidi. I always love the personal touches your quilting and stitching lend to holiday decorations. Merry Christmas to you and Jos!

  9. Het ziet er allemaal weer heel gezellig uit. Hele fijne "Kerstdagen"voor jullie beide.


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