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Happy Holidays and a Wonderfully Creative 2011

I make fabric ornaments for our Christmas Tree every year and I'm now trying to paint all of them to have images I can play with.  This small stocking was made in 1989.



My daughter and I took Sydney to the NY City Ballet version of The Nutcracker this week.  She loves the Mouse King, but I painted him after we went last year.  This year I decided that we really needed a Nutcracker drawing  - and I sketched this one from a little ornament I bought for her.



I still have two more small stocking stuffers to sew today, then tomorrow I'll make the flourless chocolate cake for Christmas Eve dinner here with all of our children and grandchildren.  My husband is making a rib roast, and creamed spinach.  I just need to bake bread and make rice pilaf.  We love Christmas!


Good for you making Christmas ornaments! My mother did that for us one year when we living in Switzerland in 1964 and they did not sell ornaments at all there.
The only decorations on trees were lit(!) candles. She made such beautiful and fanciful fruits out of papier-maché and costume gems. We still have some!

Lovely drawings! I love your hand made ornaments. Flourless chocolate cake? I want the recipe! Gluten free, right?! Merry Christmas!

You are such a wonderful grandmother. The ornaments are little treasures and you continue to create such precious memories for the family. Joy to you and yours.

Now Shirley, there is a limit to my creativity. The center of my grandson's quilt is a panel that I purchased. I had the 9 year old neighbor girl come over and help with the layout of the squares. Yes, I do hope that we someday get to meet in person.

Happy holidays to you too! I look forward to seeing another year of your inspiring creativity!

Lovely sketches of your decorations Shirley...I love the nutcracker...he he!One of my favourite ballets too..
hope you had a lovely christmas!

The menu sounds delicious! Delightful sketchbook pages. The backgrounds are always so interesting!

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