Love it. LOVE it! I love being busy. Sometimes it is overwhelming what I WANT to do but of course that is self-inflicted. Luckily, dear James is not only understanding but also supporting the things I like to do. And quite often he helps.
The ECW ladies helped make the boxes. "Chrismon Sunday" this year is 2nd Advent Sunday.
I had the bobbinlace heart made some time ago. When I found out after the drawing that my recipient is my friend Lise (a very accomplished bobbinlacer, much better then I ever will be) I included a tatted ornament as well (because that is one thing she doesn't do).
For a taste click here!
I took three short videos:
The bazaar took place December 8. I sewed a good number of my "over-the-door-card-displays" which sold quite well and so did my Chrismon books. (Gosh, I have to work on #2)
First I decorated the "big" tree in the dining room bay window (by the way, dear James set up all 4 of my trees in the house). The big tree is full of memories. All the accumulated ornaments of the many years including ornaments from my parents etc. With every ornament I hang a flood of thoughts slow me down ... but that doesn't matter. I enjoy it very much. You can guess what this ornament is about? William's first Christmas.
Then there is a tree in the living room corner decorated only with straw ornaments = a very German thing.
And then there is the lace tree in the loft. I ran out of time to put the ornaments up before the lace meeting. James asked me about it and I said if my friends were bothered that the ornaments are not hanging, they would do it for me ... and James told me that he liked my attitude. Christmas is just so much more enjoyable if you don't stress. So what that my floors were not totally dust free?
Turkish lentil soup) the ladies are making that year's Chrismon for themselves to take home. And if they want to, they may take the directions also to make more at home. Everybody did a good job.
this one. Right after she had read it, she called me to tell me that she had to get back into her Christmas boxes to pull this little guy out. She had wondered what he was doing in her Christmas stuff and was happy to know now his story.
story of the Christmas Spider.