Friday, December 24, 2010
|The desert air....very refreshing...|
There has simply been little time for the luxury of writing .....which I have longed for.
However, with the Christmas break upon us....there has been a sense of finally being able to come up for air....ahhh...and that air is fresh and crisp and the sky is the deepest shade of azure blue I have seen in a long time. The last three months of "rest" have had an amazing energizing effect for all of us. It is exciting to begin to feel like home is now where we are, and not what we left behind.
|Broken Mercury Glass ornaments...a casualty of the move...|
I really liked my old stockings which are a variety of cream colors, that go with my decor of whites and crackled creams around the house. So I didn't want to just buy any ol' stocking and spend $15 each for them.
|Hand made stockings hung by the fire with care...|
The girls love them too, and they are plenty big for all the fun stocking stuffers to come tomorrow morning!
Here is a photo of the finished product....
I simply took a piece of plain newspaper packing material and traced a large "pattern". I then cut out the linen cloth...sewed together....and added a topper and some ribbons. I also hotglued the black rick-rack around the top. They aren't perfect, but they do the trick!
Merry Special Christmas Memories to you all!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Nothing feels like "new" more than the first day of school. New books, new shoes, a crisp new backpack, a spiral notebook that is shiny and unscathed. A new school year brings with it new friends and new experiences. A huge blank slate just begging to be filled with colorful exhibits and sketches of so many unknowns. It is all so scary and exciting at the same time...