Wishing you a merry Christmas, happy Hanukah, delightful Kwanza, wonderful Festivus, and anything else you wish to celebrate at this time of year.

Wishing all of you a merry Christmas, a happy Hanukah, a delightful Kwanza, fun-filled Festivus, or simply joy in whatever you, your families, and your friends, are celebrating (or not) at this time of year. Here’s to hoping you all have a wonderful time, and stay safe.

I hope you enjoy these pictures I dug up online of the two Christmas trees in Sydney that formed part of my annual Christmas pilgrimage for the first several years of my life.

The tree in Martin Place, which means so much more this year than it has in the past:

Image from: http://www.sydneychristmas.com.au/whatson/interactive-tree/
Image from: http://www.sydneychristmas.com.au/whatson/interactive-tree/
Image from: http://www.sydneychristmas.com.au/whatson/interactive-tree/
Image from: http://www.sydneychristmas.com.au/whatson/interactive-tree/

The tree inside the Queen Victoria Building, which doesn’t photograph particularly well because it’s four stories tall, but here are photos of the base and the top:

Image from: http://sydney-city.blogspot.com/2009/12/queen-victoria-building-christmas-tree.html
Image from: http://sydney-city.blogspot.com/2009/12/queen-victoria-building-christmas-tree.html
Image from: http://sydney-city.blogspot.com/2009/12/queen-victoria-building-christmas-tree.html
Image from: http://sydney-city.blogspot.com/2009/12/queen-victoria-building-christmas-tree.html

We hope you all stay happy and safe.

Although I tried I couldn’t write a post without bringing up something quilt or craft related.

I came across this graphic on the Sydney Christmas website, and can’t help but start to get some ideas…

Screen Shot 2014-12-25 at 12.03.12 PM
Image from: http://www.sydneychristmas.com.au/whatson/interactive-tree/

Naughty me; I’ve got so many plans for the fabric I already have.  Maybe Alison Glass’ Tessellation pattern is close enough.  I really want to have a stab at this once I get through my gift making.  I’m so sure there are other patterns out there that are closer to the original image, but Tessellation has been on my list for quite a long time.

Image from: http://alisonglass.com/blog/2014/07/tessellation-pattern-quilt-along-sew-sweetness/
Image from: http://alisonglass.com/blog/2014/07/tessellation-pattern-quilt-along-sew-sweetness/

Well, it’s a lovely dream, even if it seems so, so, far away right now.

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Jane Victoria / Jolly and Delilah

Machine quilter and fabric enthusiast, currently living in Las Vegas, NV. www.jollyanddelilahquilts.com www.facebook.com/jollyanddelilah Twitter @jollyanddelilah Instagram @jollyanddelilah

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