There is so much to show, so much to tell. Open House stuff first.
Do you see him?
A Santa found many many years ago at a Cedarburg, Wisconsin craft show back in my research librarian days …
He must be at least 25 years old … so vintage, right?
And then there’s the menagerie overseen by a proper Herald Angel …
The folk art pig was my parents’ gift on my 50th birthday (it has grown on me over the years, but it caused some head-shaking wonderment at first) … the armadillo was one of our first South Congress, Austin finds … and the longhorn was painted by Don. Oh, and the bell used to hang from a bedraggled bit of green yarn in our family copy of the Polar Express. We can still hear it ringing.
Then there’s the what iffing that I’ve been up to. As in, what if I wanted to make paper-pieced ornaments?
And what if, instead of removing the basting, I made the basting visible in the form of French knots?
And what if I used some of my Boho clothing?
And maybe even, what if I tried making teeny-tiny hexies by printing them on adhesive label stock so they would stay put on the cloth?