Archive for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

January 3, 2012

So many AT-HOME Christmases this year, and so many HOMEMADE Christmases this year. So many: “Oh, we just stayed home this year.” As one young father said, “I’ve got to say it was a wonderful, fun Christmas.” A small child said “We sang ‘Happy Birthday Jesus.' ”

One wee lassie got a warm snuggly blanket, made of cuddly little creatures. Her mom had saved and collected those “critter front” shirt designs, cut them into squares, then sewn the blocks together, and lined it all with flannel or fleece, making it so very warm and cuddly. Great idea for next year. Just watch those garage sales this year.

I also heard this remark while shopping one day: “This year we decided to just put some extra into the red kettles instead of the gas tank and stay home”

Now that one, folks, really got to me. Isn’t that what it’s really all about?

We used to have such fun on those long winter evenings before and even after (for next year) Christmas, making our own, and to give as gifts, tree ornaments from milkweed pods, and the little spiny balls that fall from the gumball tree. We mixed Elmer’s Glue with water, half and half, then with a narrow paint brush wet the pods. While they were still wet we dusted them with glitter, etc. They dried overnight and lasted for years and years.

So count your blessings, thanking God for each and every one of them. Have a very blessed and happy New Year.

— Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, auntnorie@att.net

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