Second - for all those who have asked about fabric...I am very bad about knowing the who/what/wheres of fabric. I buy what I like and don't think twice about it (and I never save the salvedges). But I was able to track down the roosters, since that was the most popular/unknown from a tiny scrap that just happened to have missed the trash. It is from Blank Quilting - Morning Call in Vintage. I purchased it at the Ben Franklin in Bemidji, MN (yes - I go far and wide for fabric!) and I think there was still a bolt there the last time I was in (if you're in the area).
Third - here is another in the 12 Days of Christmas series...not sure if I'll get through 12 - only 9 shopping days left!
Since acquiring the silver tree, I have been unable to use most of our ornaments. There is a lot of gold and the tree is pretty scrawny, so I try not to overload it. Instead, I put ornaments all over the house! Hanging from mirrors, piled in vases, and adding extra touches to the greenery that we do have, such as this wreath on the door. The new rule in our house is use it or lose it, so I use every last one of them.