Monday, December 24, 2012
After a three- or four-year hiatus, I was inspired this year to make ornaments again--but only a few and mostly for family members. And because I limited the number I enjoyed making every one.
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas celebration is the journey of the Three Kings--three obviously intelligent human beings who find themselves wandering around after a star and who are driven by such curiosity that they can't send a servant or an annoying brother-in-law to check things out but have to see for themselves what is going on. So my inspiration began with the number three.
I then decided to use some of the hosta flower stems I had harvested in late fall. For some reason they had turned a beautiful mahogany color this year--or perhaps they do this every year for a brief time since the ones I neglected to harvest are now the usual faded tan color. And they turned out to be hollow!
I made the fabric squares first with batting sandwiched in the middle. Then came the tubes and beads. And it was done!
Hope you have had much to celebrate this year!
Peace. . . .