This is a wall hanging which I made from printed fabric. It was quilted with padding in the middle and tied with knots. It's purpose is to count the days until Christmas by moving the little teddy bear from place to place as directed each day. He attaches to each location with a little snap. We hang this every year since 1985 even though the children are no longer living at home to move the bear!
Our fully decorated Christmas tree....
Pictured in the photo on the top is a blown egg which was painted by a local woman in the 1980's and was a gift from "apple cyder's" mother. It is one of two and they have both survived all these years. (Click on photos to enlarge)
In addition to a few Hallmark ornaments, on the bottom hangs a spherical ornament made by my mother from a kit and to it's the left is a red, starched crocheted ornament which is one of six that my mother in law gave us one Christmas many years ago. They have held up very well !
Above are some of the picture ornaments of the children throughout the years along with many, many Hallmark ornaments purchased over the years. I try to select three each year with each child in mind and Hallmark makes this easy with their varied selection of topical ornaments. These ornaments will be something to add to their collection some day.
A pair of handmade felt Santa and Mrs. Claus ornaments purchased at a local church festival in the 1980's. Still adorable !
The choir boy was also a find at the same festival and the beaded ornament was one of many I made from a kit in the 1970's
These beaded ornaments were made by
my mother in 1971 from kits. They help to
make our tree unique.
And this yarn Santa my mother crafted in the 1950's. It was one of many which adorned our tree back then but is the only survivor today. Next to him is an ornament I made of my mother in 1971. Sadly she passed away rather suddenly two weeks before Christmas that year.
These are just some of the decorations on our tree all of which hold some meaning for us which is what makes our tree one filled with many memories.
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