It's almost two years now since I began visiting two local assisted living facilities, bringing some quilts, my miniatures and any other pretties that I think will be of interest. Today, I headed over to Comfort First in LeSueur to share Christmas Pretties with the residents. I decided that ornaments would be a fun thing to share and that would bring back memories.........
Many of these ornaments are ones that I made and taught in community education classes and at the library. The two Santas on the left were made by my mother, Mary, in 1972 and sent to us when we lived in New Jersey. The snowman in the center is made from styrofoam balls and left-over bits of quilt batting. I have a tutorial here...... Fluffy*the*Snowman!
The ornaments and pretties made there way around the table and when the last one came around, it was time for fudge and candy canes! I had brought along that little book "Treasury of Christmas Stories" as I found a poem in it that I felt everyone would enjoy. I was surprised to discover it on a blog so I can share it with all of you. You'll find the poem here....... The*Secret*in*the*Barn.