Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - Airedale Christmas Tree

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!I just have to know - who else has their Christmas tree up? Am I the first one?

The Airedale Christmas tree is always the first tree to go up at our house and it's always the last one to come down! We just LOVE our Airedale tree and we wish it could stay up all year!
Mom has made so many of the ornaments on this tree! She's made this felt one with the Airedale face on it a couple of years ago! It's so easy to make ornies with felt because there are no raw edges on the felt to ravel. You just cut out your shape with sissors and use the buttonhole stitch to sew the face to the backing! And if you don't want to sew you can use glue! It's so simple and you have a handmade ornie for your tree!
Mom makes all of the wooden ornies too! It's been a couple of years since she's made a new one though and this year will be no different! The Crump timberframe project is keeping her and dad too busy to have fun in the workshop!The darker wooden Airedale is mahogany and the lighter one just above it is tiger maple. A lot of the ornaments are butternut. It's a very easy wood to work with and it's such a pretty light color!
Now I have to tell you all a secret! See the stocking ornie in this next picture?
Mom has been knitting away and she has 4 stockings similar to this one and Maggie and Mitch are going to be having a Christmas stocking give-away very, very soon so be on the lookout for that and shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone that I blew the secret, okay?See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


  1. our trees on the balcony are lighted but without ornaments as the rain is rather strong this time of year

    loooove Christmas, my favourite time of the year and it's mumster's mum's birthday too


  2. Wow, so cool to have the Christmas tree up so early! I wonder if we'll have a Christmas tree this year...hehe!

    Can't wait to see what the give-away socks would look like! I'm sure they're VERY cool! *grins*


  3. i think i need glasses.. everything is starting to look like an airedale! got to get my eyes checked:)

    The ornament at the tippy top of the tree is my fav. surprized they're aren't any pizzas, ice cones ornaments too!

    no worries, autumn.. you're secrets safe with me... zip the lips.


  4. I just love your airedale tree! we just put our Thanksgiving decorations! That's very exciting news about the giveaway! Your secret is safe with me!

  5. Oh dear. Just when Moma thought she might have finished one project and now she can get to the next one on her list ... you may have just promoted her bringing out the Music Christmas tree. Betcha it's out by the weekend! Our little feather tree is already out, decorated right now with Halloween ornaments. Maybe we can influence her to take them off and put the fall leaves on it! At least that's a start!

    We LOVE all the Airedale ornaments and the Airedale tree. Hmmm. Maybe that promotes development of a new Christmas tradition for Our Girl, since some year fairly soon she's gonna have a tree of her own (like next year? in college? oh NO! We hadn't thought about that!)

    Is there a limit as to how many words we can paw out on here? Can you tell we liked your post this morning and it got our sleepy little heads awake and excited!

    Hope it's a great day, Autumn. Winston says hi!

    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  6. Great Post Autumn. We love the Airedale tree. Muzzer is dithering about where and whether to put our tree, since we will be in St. Loulis again for Schmauss. But you may have inspired her.

    Gotta make a barkday pawty for rere firstest though.


  7. We love your 'Dale tree. We need to get Mom hoppin' on a Scottie tree. She has a little feather tree that she puts up ever year with just some random ornaments, but we think Scotties might be the order of the day for this year.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  8. Frankly, we think it's a miricle that Mumsie ever took the tree DOWN last we're thinkin' it may be a while before she gets it back up!!!

    We adore your airedale tree, Autumn....those ornaments are bootiful and show how much love went into them...

    If you can slip us some more hints about the contest, we're all terrier ears!!!

    Kisses dogs!!!


  9. Oh Autumn, your Airedale tree is magnificent! I bet you spent all day working your little wheels to get it up. I love it!
    Mom doesn't have ANY pug ornaments... can you believe that?! I think she better start shopping...

  10. What a beautiful tree and I can see why you want to keep it up all year. Don't you worry that maggie and mitch might think some of those ornaments look like cookies - and try chewing on them. Maybe your mom can include some gingerbread-dales.

  11. you guys are real early birds Autumn - mom waits till the day after Thanksgiving, and she's still the first one in whole family - a bunch of scrooges we say. Your tree is beautiful!
    Abby & Rosie

  12. Oh Autumn, great pictures, great post this morning. We love your airedale Christmas tree!!! I love to work with felt too. If I could get off this very slow computer I would make some new things made to go on our Chtistmas tree. We grew our own tree. It is getting pretty big now.
    Thank you Sue for your kind words this morning. I am so blessed that my Lord brought Tom in my life!!!!
    He has made my heart sing with joy. When I was married to the first I was a very sad girl, I thought life was just hurtful thats all I had ever known, than Tom and joyfulness came into my life!! I sound like a dog, don't I?
    I am part dog in my mind.
    Love you lots, Fern

  13. I just LOVE your Airedale Christmas tree!
    Hey mom!!! We need a Sibe Christmas tree!!!
    Play bows,

  14. You have a tree? Haha.. You are crazy - it's not even DECEMBER! It looks great, though!


  15. Hi Autumn! You have your tree up already! Lucky! We have to wait until after December to put our tree up. We are so excited for Christmas! -Hec and Lola

  16. Other than the ones in shopping malls (they've been there for 3 weeks already), I have to think your tree has to be one of the first up! We put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving. Mom say she hopes I don't consider it an indoor bathroom again this year...

    Brutus the Frenchie

  17. I wonder if my mom can be talented and make us some ornies....or maybe I could, oh never mind, it was a secret....
    BTW, Happy Transplant Day! belated.
    Sorry we have not been around.

  18. Gosh your Mom is soooo talented!! We have to say we watched the movie of Mitch at supper time and really think we have him beat. Pl2 said she would try to get a movie but thinks she won't be able to as all you know what might ocur! and we three would love to wish your Pop a happy second birthday, we are so thankfull for people like the "Boston girl" who help wonderfull people like your Dad! Love and a million kisses A+A

  19. I love your Tree.
    What a wonderful idea.

    Nice woooh

  20. That is a cool tree, we love the ornaments you have on it.

    Holly & Zac xx

  21. What a beautiful tree.. Mom usually gets hers up the week of Xmas..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  22. Oh dear..we are pretty sure you are first
    Benny & Lily

  23. wow! what cool decorations! my momster has yet to even get started on thinking about christmas!

  24. I've never seen a tree like that before! This whole Christmas thing is new to me because I've never experienced one before, but judging from your special Airedale tree (which is awesome!) I think it's gonna be great!


  25. Hmm, note to self, must demand my own tree!

    We won't tell anyone about the secret.

  26. You guys are airedales? Pawesome! Loki's favorite schoolmate is an airedale lady named Poppy. She and Loki have to raise their paws when the instructor asks who are the "naughty dogs" here so people will know who's naughty... of course the 2 naughti-est dogs get along famously!

    Thank you for stopping by Wild Dingo and wishing Juno well. It's nice to meet you!

    And cool xmas tree. nothing like startin' early!
    Wild Dingo

  27. Thanks for sending a card to Noah and sharing your special tree. The picture I posted was from last year at the big company party my mommy helped to host for her work. But I thought it might get everyone in the Christmas Spirit!!


  28. We don't have any trees up yet, but Mom did put all the strings of lights on the outside shrubs Sunday - weather was gorgeous and much better than doing it when she can't feel her fingers. Now to do the boulevard trees.

    Your tree is beautiful, and so meaningful with all the handmade ornaments. Don't worry, Autumn, your secret is good with us - Mum's the word:)

    woos, the OP Pack

  29. Gee, I sure wish my mom would let me put up the Christmas tree!!!


  30. We keep the Siberian tree out/up all year!

    That way there is always some snow in the house!

    Great 'Dale tree!

    PeeEssWoo: Fear not, your sekhret is safe with me!

  31. I think its good to get an early start for all occasions. And it looks like you did.
    We love the Airdale tree. How beautiful. I bet it smells good too, It looks like it would be so cheerful smelling.
    Your mom is up to some surprises. I will keep it a secret.

  32. What a beautiful tree. I think you all should convince your Mom and Dad to leave the Airedale tree up all year. Christmas is the best holiday so why not celebrate all year long?

    Teddy Bear

  33. Oh you have your Christmas tree up already! It's so pretty... the wooden airedale ornaments reminded our mom of the Huskee ornament that your mom made.. our Mom has it kept away safely in a pretty box and only brings it out to admire!

    Sadly there won't be a Christmas tree for us this year because mom and dad originally intended to get one to celebrate Chloe's first Christmas with us, but sadly, it wasn't meant to be. So now mom does not want a Christmas tree anymore.. :(

  34. We just loved your tree!!! We are now thinking how cool it would be to have a basset tree!
    Oh Christmas is going to be fun fun fun
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  35. A dale tree! Momma is most jelly.


  36. We have a doggy tree, too. Mom looks for doggy ornaments all year long. She's hoping to make some soon, too. One year she knitted stocking for all of us with our names on them, but that was before the pups were born, so she needs to make more.

    Count us in on your giveaway. We'll be watching for it.

  37. We love your Airedale tree. Those ornaments are awesome!

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  39. very nice aireedale tree.. we don't have the tree up yet...but we know the momm is chaffing at the bit.. and now that she sees your tree up... well it's just a matter of days before something appears for our approval... enjoyed all the the wooden aireedales!
    theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue

  40. We LOOOOOOVE that tree!!! We will be talking AT our pinkies majorly to get us one, NOW!!!