Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve!

One more early morning... I have my three girls here at home, all still tucked into their beds sleeping. Picture one very happy mama! They played with the doll house a bit and when I went to take pictures of it for today, it did look a little different.

There seems to be a Christmas party:
The upstairs gang is a loud crowd
More pizza is carried in…
She has been partying since Halloween…
Aunt Lydia has gotten tired and has gone to bed already.

The party downstairs is a lot quieter
(She was going to call the police but was told to hold it together, instead she is turning Nessum Dorma louder and louder not to hear the music from upstairs…)

There is the gossip crowd in the kitchen…
This scene really made my day… if I had arranged everything, it would have looked so dull different, but now that the girls (all getting closer to 30 than 20) had done it, it seems like the house is living its own life; there is a breath of fresh air, a new dimension, more depth and layers, almost as if it is more real.
There was laughter… and giggles and merrymaking. The best sounds of my Christmas.

I wish you all the very best of the season!
Thank you for reading and thank you for your comments!

Wool, as always, with you,


  1. How fun to have your "girls" enjoying your creations! Merry Christmas and thank-you for helping make this season so cheery!

  2. Thank you so much for this Advent calender, such a pleasure! I was looking forward to checking what you wrote every day and used it as my private escape (with a cup of tea and a cookie).
    Thank yo so much for the time and effort you put inot it, I do admire your creativity and skills very much.
    Wishing you and your beloved ones very happy days, all the best for the New Year.

    Andrea from Germany

  3. I have really enjoyed reading your daily posts. I just love what your girls have done with the doll house.

  4. You have been my Advent calendar! Thank you for your posts, I've enjoyed every one. Glad your family's together for the holiday. Merry Christmas & looking forward to seeing posts from you in 2018.

  5. No matter our age, a doll house always inspires us to play. I bet there was a lot of laughter while your girls partied with the kitties. Merry Christmas!

  6. Loved all of your posts. This one is precious! Merry Christmas. Kind regards.

  7. Anonymous14:26

    Dear Lene, Long time reader but never comment, I love coming and listening to you. Wishing you and loved ones the Merriest Christmas ever and a wonderful New Year.

  8. You have started my day is such a delightful way, thank you. Merry Christmas.

  9. Thank you and Merry Christmas from Texas!

  10. Anonymous20:55

    Thank you for sharing your Advent, both the quiet and busy parts. I enjoy that you don't just complain about winter and look for the beauty in the snow and ice. Merry Christmas from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

  11. So many gorgeous cats! I love what your girls have done with the doll house, it is like a breath of youth. Thanks for all the posts this month. It has been fun. :)

  12. Anonymous21:56

    Hi! I love this post. Love your kittens! So adorable!!!

    Mary S.

  13. Anonymous01:35

    Thank you, Lene, for all the photos. So wonderful!
    Diane L., Bloomington, Indiana

  14. I'm another who has followed you for a long time, but rarely commented. I love how you write... and how you knit and crochet, etc. Merry Christmas from Canada.

  15. Merry Christmas, Lene!

    Thank you for your advent posts, they've been really wonderful.

    And the kittens! and the dollhouse! Delightful!

  16. Merry Christmas Lena! 🌲🌲🌲
    I, too, am enjoying my three daughters (33, 26 and 22) but also my four grandchildren 😃, aren't we all so lucky?!

  17. I looked forward to reading your posts each day. Thank you so much for the smile they put on my face. Have a very merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

  18. Madeleine05:42

    This is absolutely charming and wonderful! Merry Christmas Lena and family, and best wishes for the New Year!

  19. Anonymous07:42

    Another long-time reader - I had gotten away from reading but came back recently and found the beautiful kittens! Happy Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for such lovely posts - you improve my days.

  20. Greetings from Canada! Dear Lene, I have so enjoyed these December posts. I wish I could get out my own doll house and play but I have 2 large kittens that would try to squeeze into the rooms and make off with the bits and bobs! I loved watching the fun with yours and your woolen cats! Merry Christmas to you and best wishes for the New Year.

  21. Beth in Maryland18:55

    Lene, I love to go through the looking glass with you. Every creature in this world of yours is so colorful and happy!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to share it with us. May you and your family have the very best life can offer in 2018!

  22. Merry Christmas. How fun to have your girls home. Enjoy every minute.

  23. Happy New Year! Your dolls are amazing!

  24. Anonymous21:12

    Dear Lena, Happy New Year. Some how I lost my 'favorites' this summer and try as I might I could not remember what words to use to locate you. Then someone on another blog posted a connection and now I've spent my morning catching up with your fall and Christmas. I've enjoyed your posts so much. Wool with you.

  25. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Lene! I've always wanted a doll house like this. I've really enjoyed seeing yours. So happy you shared this. Very sweet.