About my Christmas tree having "a few" ornaments on it, I have managed to add about a dozen or so more ornaments since my post the other day. I know some of you think I'm nuts, but I LOVE my tree being completely covered in ornaments!!!! :-) So does everyone that see's it in person, or at least they say so. I guess they woudn't tell me if they thought it was tacky thought would they? ;-) I hope to get Ray to take some good pics of the tree today with some close up's of some of the ornaments. I have ornaments on the tree that are at least 40 years old. Some I made in Brownies (Girl Scouts) & there is one (from a set) that I can remember sitting at the kitchen table helping my mom make. She said my sister was a newborn & I was 5.5 when my sister was born, so that was 35 years ago! I remember making the ornaments with her so clearly. A few are some of the earliest ornaments my mom bought & my parents 45th anniversary is Sunday! And then I have ornaments on the tree that I bought at Hallmark this year, and a brass engraved ornament for every Christmas that Ray & I have known each other, and we met in Dec of 1985, so that's a lot of ornaments!! ;-)
While being very happy about my ornaments & special memories, some of my friends & customers (of whom many I also count as friends, though we've never met), are having some tough times right now. I don't have any great words of wisdom or a magic wand to make all the hurts & problems disappear, but I do want you all to know that you're in my thoughts & prayers. I'm so sorry that you are dealing with these things, esp. here at Christmas time. Try to remember that tomorrow is another day & it might be just as hard as today, but keep the faith & things will improve. I thank the good Lord for each day & all the blessings in my life & I hope that you will do the same. Sending hugs to you & PBS for you as well.
I hope everyone is getting lots of stitching in. None here this week to speak of, but keep watching.... though I said wasn't starting anything new, I will be! I might wait until Christmas Day.... we'll see! :-)
Check back later for pics (I hope!)
Have a great weekend & happy stitching!!
Oh and a PS about my Olde Colonial Basket & pin cushion.... if anyone is really interested in either one, I think I can still order them. But sorry, you cannot have mine! ;-) Nice try though....