Is your Christmas tree up yet?
Ours doesn’t go up until the day before the winter solstice. This is because husband and I both have birthdays before Christmas, and it can’t be Christmas until after the birthdays. That’s the rule, and a completely arbitrary illogical one it is too. Strictly speaking, it isn’t Christmas until Noddy from Slade shouts ‘It’s CHRIIIISTMAAAS’ and neither of us has heard that yet this year.
Until it’s time to haul our thirty-year-old tree out of the loft, I will make do with embroidered ones. The traveller’s blanket has a little Christmas tree panel, made with herringbone stitch and cotton perle threads:
And one for the stitch journal:
10 thoughts on “Little tree”
your perle cotton trees on plummy cloth are beautifully stitched … and yes, our tree is up extra early this year as our younger daughter flew in to help celebrate her older sister’s 40th … but for many many years we got our tree right before Christmas and decorated on Christmas Eve … even waiting until our then little girls were asleep so Santa could do the decorating for us
Oh how lovely! And what a wonderful family tradition – I love the idea of Santa staying to decorate the tree. Must have made for a magical Christmas morning ❤️
I never start Christmas baking until my husband’s birthday cake is gone so I get the arbitrary rule! Love your needle work trees!
All these December birthdays! Makes for a very busy month 🙂
We are usually the weekend before. Some of the ladies in my art group were saying how their parents would put the tree up after they’d gone to bed on Christmas Eve and they’d come down to fairyland. So special. I think it’s horrible how the kids today are just so over exposed from far too early that there’s no way it can be special any more.
Yes I think the Christmas Eve tradition makes it really special. Our neighbours have two young children and their tree/lights went up the second week in November 😳
No, it isn’t up (I do like your embroidered ones, though) – William Marshall and his constituent bits are occupying the table it sits on!
That’s probably the best reason (for not putting the tree up) that I’ve ever seen 😆 And an excellent reason it is too!
It will go up on Christmas Eve!
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