Friday, December 16, 2011

Feel Good Friday

I didn't put up all of my decorations this year because I was busy making  a new one.  I had seen this somewhere online, not Joy to the World, but some other Christmas banner and I thought it would be a good idea and easy to make.
And it was.  But, I'm a little distressed that I did not leave a lot of space between each word.  After I had made all of the letters, I realized this was going to be a long banner and I tried to leave some space between words, but not too much. 
 I suppose I could have measured and planned ahead.  But really??  Who does that?  It's not like this is a ball gown or anything.

 I saw an aisle of red and white Christmas display at Joann Fabrics and really liked the quietness of the red and white, with no green.  I thought it would pretty to make.

 This one makes me laugh because the snowman got cut out for the hole in the R but it wasn't meant to be that way.  He's just so jolly anyway!

 I didn't think I should leave it out on the greenhouse for the whole Christmas season, so I brought it inside.  I usually hang Christmas cards on a string from this beam, but when I saw the banner online, I thought this was a better use for the beam. Plus, everyone's sending pictures for Christmas these days, so the days of the cards hanging from the beam and coming to an abrupt end.

When I showed it to my mother and it was too long for her beam,I wondered if it would fit on mine or if I really would have to leave it on the greenhouse!

It fits and then some.  We have 2 really long beams in this living room.

I think it fits in especially well with rabbit cat scratcher  on the door and the crooked Bruins flag on the wall. By the way, that Bruins shrine was supposed to come down after they won the Stanley cup.  Somehow it has stayed AND it now has the flag hanging from it.  We're really classy here, as you can tell.  

My phone's ringing.  It's probably House Beautiful wanting to do an expose on my Christmas flair. 
 I'll show them this tree first.

It's sad that you can't get the right look in a picture.  It is a really pretty tree, but this does it absolutely no justice.

P.S.  Kelly, these pictures of my old house are just for you!  Marvel at the million doors I have and the crookedness of every one of them!


  1. I love the banner. I want one. I didn't notice any weirdness with word spacing.

  2. It looks great. I think you need two, one for your greenhouse and one for the beam :-)

  3. the banner is adorable!! :) don't worry about the spacing! didn't notice it for a bit!

    xx, zhing

  4. I love the banner you made! Its adorable! I wish I could find the time to sew some decorations for my house!

  5. Thanks so much for linking up and adding my button!

  6. I absolutely LOVE banners and yours is super cute!! Thanks for sharing this too :))


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