Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Christmas Miracle and Happy 2010!

My miracle took the shape of my husband this Christmas (see last blog for the reason). After 10 days in the hospital, 2 surgeries, and almost 100 staples holding his arm and the top of his head together, he came home. He still has a lot of pain and very little use of his right arm because of nerve damage during the first surgery but the bones are healing, thank God. He's on the mend, to the point of driving his (automatic) pick-up truck! I'm not sure this is a smart idea but since when did he take my advice? Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

My decorating is pretty simple, but I thought I'd share a few photos with you.

I made this Santa from a Pineberry Lane pattern this year.

And this little wallhanging from my Celebrate the Seasons pattern.

This is the Santas and Rudys candlemat I designed.

And my Ho Ho Crow stocking.
I made this nativity scene years ago out of crepe paper.
I think the design was in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Hubby made the stable.

And finally, a little look at my living/dining room, renovated this past summer.
We're having a late Christmas family gathering this weekend,
so I'll gather fresh greens for the mantle then.

I wish you all a new year filled with joy.
Happy 2010!


  1. Oh Cheryl, Christmas must have been especially blessed for your family this year! (I tried to comment on your last post but my computer wouldn't co-operate.)
    Your home looks wonderful and I'm still loving the santa and reindeer mat!
    Happy New Year to you!! Kim

  2. Hi Cheryl, I'm so happy your husband is finally home. wow, he really did a number on himself didn't he. I think maybe he will listen from now on don't you???

  3. Cheryl,
    I am so glad your husband is doing better and now you can really celebrate. Your decorations look wonderful.