Archive for Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

November 10, 2004

This one I've been saving or holding back. It's so very seasonal. I love to travel and when doing so, I'm always fascinated with local crafts. Right now with perfectly beautiful leaf specimens falling to collect, to press, to copy. Now with all of our leaves falling is a good time to share it with you.

I was unable to get her name, but she certainly has talent, in painting and sewing and embroidering. She had pressed leaves and copied them onto pillows, curtains and a quilt, outlining them in embroidery then painting and blending those colors in a most beautiful way.

She also had tiny delicate scenes under glass, framed to hang on the wall.

They were made of the very small, yet perfectly shaped leaves, some with added bits of lace.

Only God can make a tree, and only God can color those leaves. With all of the vast knowledge of our scientists, they can not fully explain how that coloring happens. And right now many of our trees are at their peak. School children are boarding buses with hands full of leaves for their teachers. They're decorating their classrooms, doing posters and all sorts of projects with them.

It's a great time to take a stroll through the park with all of the falling leaves -- maybe collect a few special ones to enjoy. Or take a drive over the countryside.

I also found some very clever and colorful Christmas tree ornaments fashioned from beads of all colors and just strung onto pipe cleaners then bent into cane and wreath shapes to hang on the Christmas tree or tie onto packages. This could be a fun project for little ones to make. It's really only days now until Christmas.

Until next week.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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