Sunday, November 17, 2019
Wow..it's beginning to look like Christmas is earlier and earlier these days..I mean..the stores..Instagram..now me;)
We see it in Costco simultaneously w/ Halloween it seems..a bit too early for stores..not for personal preparations because ...if you like crafting..you can't start in December:)
I made lots of felt ornaments this year..2 sets of 3 each I can only share after Christmas once the recipients have received them..
Some are tucked into envelopes ready to go..
That's a lesson I learned last year..if I send something to Europe..it can be there in one week..if I send it in North America..say Canada..it can take one month..so I will mail all by Dec 5th this year.
Hopefully snail mail will be prompt and not procrastinate.
The red pick ups are felt ornaments I made thanks to Downeastthunderfarm.
I made some birds etc..
It's a great site for beginners..easy patterns.. you just need felt and floss and a needle and scissors..go see:)So many delightful patterns..you just need to know a few basic stitches..and they can be found on Youtube..
I started years ago by making Alicia Paulsen's patterns which are more detailed and intricate..
Below..the beginnings of the set of 3 for my daughters Christmas 2018 set.And a different bird as a gift for this yr w/ matching little watecolor tag.
I love felts on trees..nothing matches..nothing breaks..and they live happily with all different kinds of ornaments.I love hand made ones and bought ones!Urban Barn often has such dear ones!
And I know US stores carry them because I have received some as gifts♥
And below..lol (not at the time) one of my daughter's sets that got thrown in the garbage Christmas morning a few yrs back.. image from Alicia's site.
That year I had made an extra set for me..I gave her mine..I added their names on the Christmas lights above the beds..I love to add all kinds of beads:) I had found tiny initial beads:)
I invite you to give a few ornaments a try:)
I've always loved embroidery..even embroidered J a jean shirt in the 70's..so much cowboy embroidery lol..
Must have been true love..he wore it:):)
I keep certain books..books I love..art books..cookbooks..sweet charming books..poetry books..
I'm glad I kept my Lifes Little Instruction Books.. Author..H.Jackson Brown..
I think I have 5..you can pick them up very reasonably now..so many yrs later..:)
I've had mine for 20 yrs plus I think.
I re-read a few a little while ago and although some thoughts are no longer de ce jour..most still ring so true.
So I thought..
I' d like to leave a list for my girls..of my little thoughts as they hit me from time to time..
We don't want to hear much in our 40's..I can't remember having anyone to tell me things..I wish I had ..had someone..
Things we don't really know younger..but things I really know are true..:)And important..and maybe if they know these things were true for me..they might be true for them:)
The first thing would be..my biggest..
1. Listen to your INTUITION..that voice only you can hear..and even if it's whispering..listen.
And abide by it.Don't even question it.
Everything that voice warned me about? She was right.
Had I listened..oh..had I listened.
I bet it rings true for many of you.
So I might just add these Nana's Words Of Insight;)
..This coming year.
I leave you w/ more felt:)♥And snow..we've had snow!