Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Our Lighthouse Tree for 2009 is finally decorated!

Adorning the tree are 80 needlepoint lighthouse ornaments--and maybe 83 by Christmas, since I'm awaiting the last of the finishing to arrive. The ornaments represent 26 states and three Canadian provinces: from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, and from Los Angeles, California, to Jupiter Inlet, Florida.

Atop the tree is a starfish--after all, we do live on Cape Cod!

Three more canvases didn't make the cut-off for Christmas finishing, but that means I have a leg up on next year's tree. And maybe I can squeak another lighthouse in before next year!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

What a fabulous project - and a beautiful tree! I need to get myself busy and do sea critters tree in remembrance of my life in north Florida (including a 'gator or two)

Edy said...

There are times when I am sorry that my family and I do not celebrate Christmas (we're Jewish, duh) and when I see everyone's fantastic decorations and ornaments I am really envious. I LOVE your lighthouse ornaments!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I have the best of both worlds - my SIL is Jewish, so the house is full of both right now - very festive! So we hang a Star of David ornament on the Christmas tree - that's where it began anyway.

Kareen said...

Oh, I am so glad you put up a picture of your Christmas tree! It is gorgeous, I love your ornaments. You worked very hard on all those. Next year it'll be 100, right? I wish I were there to enjoy it in person! :)

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

I love the tree and how each of the ornaments is easily seen.

This is not how our tree looks as I am one who firmly believes that there should be NO green left showing on the tree after ornaments have been placed. Or that's what my husband claims! :-)