Tuesday, December 24, 2013

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!

I made this ceramic Christmas tree for my mom back in 1983.  Mom would set it out every year on top of a bookcase in the living room.  I never would have guessed that 30 years later this tree would still be around and sitting in my home.   It has been tucked in a box in my fruit cellar for a number of years now.   When I pulled it out a couple days ago and plugged it in, I was happy to see it cheerfully light up.   I set it on a file cabinet next to my computer and sewing machine where I turn it on and enjoy memories of Christmas past.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmastime Is Here!

This year I got terribly behind of my Christmas craft making so decided to take to my sewing machine.  I found this simple table runner pattern a number of years ago, dusted it off and started cutting and sewing.  There is nothing fancy about this runner.  It is all in the choice of fabrics... and I found some good ones.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Oh Christmas Cone!

These cones were made for 4 dear friends I played sports with for many years.   Although our bodies got too banged up and old to compete, our friendships remain as strong as ever!   God has blessed me with many wonderful friends over the years.