Pretty Things

Aren’t they pretty?  These are the slippers I knit up during Nutcracker performances, all felted up, stuffed with tissue, and almost dry.  Sadly, oh, very sadly, they are too small for the intended recipient and I believe I may have to keep them for myself.  I’m thinking about knitting some small flowers with the handpainted yarn in the picture from, and embellishing the slipppers with some beaded flowers.


More pretty things:  I thought I would share of few of my favorite Christmas tree ornaments with y’all. 

This is the first ornament I ever bought — a sweet little goose girl I purchased from the gallery of an artist in Fanueil Hall in Boston while I was there for summer school in 1977.


I went to school in Radofzell, Germany in 1981, and purchased this delicate little paper cone ornament, which has amazingly survived all these years, at the Christmas Market.


Finally, this little family house, from the year our second child was born.  He was born in October, but wasn’t released from the neonatal intensive care unit until Christmas Eve Day that year, so this ornament is extra-special.


I have a purring Maine Coon Cat in my lap and four skeins of yarn hung around my neck.  I’m off to dye some yarn — hopefully there will be no color changes in the kitten.

5 thoughts on “Pretty Things

  1. Definitely add some flowers. I love pink and I think the flowers will be a great touch. I love your ornaments too mama. I love old keepsake ornaments. I have some on my tree from when I was 1 or two years of age LOL. I need to start my kids ornament collection to build our tree for them 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

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