Sunday, December 6, 2009
Christmas Traditions & Crafts
The second picture is a velvet table runner, made for me by a sister-in-law. I love that it is so traditional (holly leaves), yet so dressy (velvet). If you look at my previous post you'll see how nice it looks on the mantle with my birds.
Third picture you've seen before. The tree skirt made by my sister. I'll be entering this one in the Virtual Christmas Quilt Show. I suppose I better let her know she's now a celebrity! Does this mean if I win a drawing I have to give the prize to her? (I think it does!) To visit the VCQS see:
Fourth thought....about traditions. As a kid we always selected and decorated the tree as a family, and the crowning glory was to put up the Nativity scene under the tree. We worked so hard, making a stable out of Lincoln Logs - we thought it was beautiful! Over the years, various figures got broken, so my sister made a new set in her art class. My mom still puts that up every year. I started collecting Fontanini figures when my kids were small. I wanted something classic and unbreakable - so the kids could participate without worries. Every year I put the nativity scene out before anything else - and remind them that THIS is the most important part of Christmas. I think it sunk in. However, despite being legal adults, they still act like kids. This year they told me they'd try not to steal Baby Jesus TOO much!