Lately I seem to be getting some little things done...
things that have been hanging around,
waiting for me to get finished.
Back in the spring I made a quilt for a
dear church friend from some of her husband's shirts.
The pattern called for snowball blocks
and, like any good quilter,
I saved the triangles cut from the corners.
I found those recently and could not just throw them away.
These little ornaments are packaged and ready to give to my friend.
They aren't anything fancy,
but are a remembrance of the wonderful man she lost suddenly.
Each year my oldest daughter and I make ornaments for her to give
to the VCU staff and fans we have gotten to know through their basketball program.
It's a bit of a challenge to come up with something she can help with
each year. Her fine motor skills are a bit delayed with her Down Syndrome.
This years ornaments were a lot of fun to make and are so cute!
These are basketball ornaments (and one baseball ornament)
with baby socks glued to the tops for a hat
and googly eyes glued in place.
We wrapped yellow yarn around the top of the hat to get the
school colors in... black and gold.
These will be delivered this week.
The fourth clue for En Provence was released on Friday.
We are to make 80 Triangles in a square
with the neutral and dark purples.
Here are all of four of my clues.
So far, so good with keeping up with the clues.
Hopefully this will continue.
One last post of Christmas decorations...
Years ago I found this Advent tower on line.
I had never seen anything like it before
and haven't seen anything like it since getting this one.
I put the wreath and ornaments around the base of the tower.
It uses ball shaped candles,
which are a challenge to find.
What did we do before the internet?
My grandmother crocheted the little angels many years ago.
It's hard to believe we are already through the fourth Sunday in Advent.
This Nativity is my daughters.
She saw this one years ago and loved it.
What's not to love?
Do you see the quilted robes of the Magi and the Little Drummer Boy?
I bought this little Nativity in Columbia
last year when my husband and I went on the Panama Canal Cruise
for our 30th anniversary.
What a wonderful remembrance.
Hopefully once some of these little things are done,
and life is a bit calmer,
I'll get something more creative going on my Design Wall.
In the meantime, visit Patchwork Times to see
what others are creating.