-1-Firstly, I'd just like to ask people to say a prayer for Abigail who recently lost a baby to miscarriage.
-2-I started my first-ever quilt a week ago, and I have to say, it's coming along pretty well. Here's a sneak peek:
-3-I feel like I'm getting myself into a number of crafts all at once here, which I hope isn't a mistake. I joined Karen's (2nd) Jesse Tree ornament swap. I'm pretty excited about it, because I've been wanting to try this Advent tradition in our family at some point. I figure that at three years old, Sly might be old enough to kind of understand it now. I just have to make one type of ornament (however, 28 copies of it!), mail them to Karen, and I'll get a full set back in the mail. I chose to do the "Mary" ornament, who's symbol for the Jesse Tree is - among other possibilities - a heart. I will admit, I chose that one mostly because it seemed the most do-able, given my limited creative abilities!
-4-Besides the quilt and the ornament, I'm still working on knitting a pair of mittens for Tom. I started them last winter as part of a "knit along" with a couple of friends. They both finished theirs very quickly, and I'm....still working on mine.
-5-I've been thinking recently that maybe, possibly, this year...we'll just kinda dispense with the whole "Santa" thing at Christmastime. Not that I have a problem with Santa. But I just think the reality of Christmas, and the excitement of the coming of the Christ Child could be even better and more thrilling without the secular aspects of Christmas, if we do it right. I'm still trying to figure out how to really pull it off. I'll probably write another post on this closer to Christmas, but in the meanwhile, if anyone has done this with their family, I'd love some feedback!
-6-The other day at the store, a lady said to Stella: "I like your patent leather shoes."
Sly, always quick to defend his sister, responded: "They are NOT cat litter shoes!"
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