Good morning friends! It is warmer out there this morning and I for one am grateful for that fact. I'd like to take a moment to thank all of you that have left comments.They have all been read and I am so sorry that I have failed to respond lately. Things have been hectic to say the least and on top of that I have been dealing with a stomach bug the last few days.A big old welcome shout goes out to all of my new followers ,I am so glad to have you along for the ride. I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends in my life.
This morning seemed like a perfect time to share one of my Christmas trees with you all.It is my largest tree and it is in my living room.It is not really prim but it holds lots of memories. It took me longer to get started decorating this year and I have cut my decorating way back but it still took several days for me to finish it.On this tree most of the ornaments have been hand made by myself or else they were gifts from others.
The snowman topper is one that I made using a gourd,his nose lights up.
The two little kitties are favorites of mine! I made them from gourds and paper clay.If you look closely the first one is having a mouse sandwich and the next one is having an orange soda.
The mail cart is from a gourd and the Santa is a small light bulb.
This gourd was a perfect shape to paint into a strawberry.
I have two of the antique pink reindeer,that I just sit on the branches.This Santa is a gourd that I used paper clay to sculpt the face and then painted.The longer faced Santa is one that is done on a light bulb ,I used puff paint for the beard.
The Elves's Cookie Factory is painted on a tiny canteen gourd.
The socks that my son wore home from the hospital .Gosh they look so tiny but I remember that they were far to large for his tiny little feet.
He was wearing these little shoes when he took his first steps.If you were here in person, looking at my tree you would find a few of his favorite pacifiers.An egg that came from a chicken his fourth grade class hatched and he brought home.I will never forget how huge the box was that he was toting this one little chick home in either.It was all he could do to reach around it to hold it securely. It took me forever to get him to let me take the chicken outside ,I am talking months!
You would also find oodles of these penguins that are made from recycled light bulbs.Almost all the penguins tell a little story,notice the clay soda and hotdog.I have mailmen,baseball players,stitchers, punk rockers,surfers...you get the picture I am sure.Hubby always said that I went into another world when I was working on them ,to the point of conversing with them.LOL! I never claimed to be sane.
This is what I have displayed on my coffee table at the moment.I love the rusty can candle ,the rusty cookie cutters with the greenery and snowballs.
Well I hope that I haven't bored you to tears with my little tour of some the memories that my Christmas tree holds for my family.I have much more to share and even a few new needle punch projects.I would like to thank our very special Raggedy Angie for the lovely Christmas card she sent. Thanks hon , it was like getting a big old hug .It is my wish that you all have a lovely day and that your hearts are filled with happiness.