Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

After seeing ornaments on others' blogs, and enjoying the "history" behind them, I thought I might share a few of my homemade ornaments. I made and gave these to my parents for their tree. After mother died, in December 2002, they were passed along to our daughter, Jill, where they now hang on her family's Christmas tree.

The gingerbread girl is a reflection of my counted cross-stitch years - the early 80's when I owned a needlework shop called "The Stitchery Niche."

Then came a good half-dozen and more years of smocking. Jill wore pretty smocked clothes, as did a few other children I outfitted for a small income. Smocking also took the form of Christmas ornaments, and Easter eggs for an Easter tree!

Throughout the years, I've dabbled at crafts. These red felt skating boots are one of my favorites. The blade is a large paper clip!

For the days ahead I'm wishing you beautiful memories of times past, and much hope and faith in the promise of eternal life through the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Have a merry and blessed Christmas, dear friends. Linda


Vicki W said...

Hand made ornaments are always the best!

Jeanne said...

Love your ornaments, especially the gingerbread girl!

Carla said...

Linda, I love all three of your beautifully made ornaments.....a smocked ornament....WOW! You are so talented!

Marlene said...

Wishing you a very Happy and Joyous Christmas Linda.

Jackie's Stitches said...

I love how your ornaments show the different hobbies you've loved over the years! Wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday!

Julie said...

A varied stitching journey you have enjoyed! It is probably true for many crafty women, to dabble in lots of crafts. Thanks for sharing your handmade Christmas Deccy's

Sue said...

Your blog has been a joy to me this last year. It is filled with color, humor, and inspiration. You are an amazing person and I admire you so much.
May the peace and joy of Christmas fill your days this coming year.
Thank you.

Sue said...

Lovely to have memory ornaments, that you bring out year after year, and remember those who made them.

EmmaTM said...

Great ornaments, I love the smocked one...what a great idea to share ornament stories! Merry Christmas, Linda!


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