Friday, December 23, 2011
Last Minute Christmas Projects
For some reason, oldest daughter has lately been inspired to be quite crafty. A few days ago, she had an idea for an embroidery project. She drew a Christmas tree, and embroidered it with a chain stitch. Metallic thread made for the perfect star at the top of the tree:
I just happened to have the perfect frame in my stockpile of supplies (thank goodness I tend to buy supplies and materials with abandon.... it comes in handy sometimes....) The frame was just a little long, so she sewed on a couple of fabric borders at the bottom, along with a bit of vintage crochet lace (again, the stockpile comes in handy.)
She has also started a wool applique project. We had an old moth eaten knitted wool sweater which she cut into the shape of mittens, and then added some stripes with wool from my stash:
We cut off the sleeve cuffs from the old sweater, and they became the cuffs on the mittens:
Project is coming along well....
All in all, I am almost ready for Christmas Day. There are still a few presents to be wrapped, company coming this afternoon and a party to go to this evening, then church tomorrow evening (Christmas Eve). Christmas day will be spent with extended family at a crowded, noisy, joyful gathering.
I hope you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.
There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you're to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger." At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God's praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him. Luke 2:11-14 MSG