I think I've had this wooden Christmas tree from Norway for about 50 years and it holds 9 candles - the Angel Chime size. This year I was determined to find candles for it, because when we moved, and put all our belongings into storage in Texas, I didn't save any candles because they would have just all melted in the heat. Therefore, I didn't have any of the candles when we came to Oregon. So, I went looking all over town looking for Angel Chime candles - Walgreens, Walmart, Winco, Dollar Tree, Good Will, Albertsons. I asked a girl working at Albertsons if they had a Jewish section with menorah candles (the lady at Walmart suggested that they might work). They didn't, but she offered to check with another Albertsons store to see if they did. Guess what! They did! They are a little fatter than the other candles, so we pared down the bottoms to fit in the holders.
The tradition we have is that we light all of them for our Christmas Eve supper. I am descended from Norwegian immigrants and growing up we also enjoyed the home made lefse that my aunt or grandma made. I made some on Saturday and put it in the freezer - after testing it to make sure it was good! Yummy!
Notice beside the tree are my 2 Christmas S&P shakers - gingerbread houses and Mr. & Mrs. Santa.
I got the ten minute block table runner quilted and bound this weekend.
I can't show the other Christmas gifts I've made, but I can show these mug rugs that I made for the girlfriends of a couple of my DIL's nephews who will be coming by their house on Christmas Day. One is in nursing school and the other is already an RN. I had some of this medical fabric on hand and made these so I would have a little gift for them.
Saturday, I went to a thrift shop looking for a kitchen item and found these two porcelain dolls for a good price. As you can see, one of them has a crocheted dress as well that needs buttons in back. The other one needs re-stringing and some clothes. The one in the dress can stand up. They were made in 1980 and are in perfect condition. I think I might make some clothes for them and might try to sell them in my Easy shop. Don't they have sweet faces?
Thanks to all for your many comments over the year and for so many wonderful posts about quilting and other things. I have enjoyed my blogging adventures over the last about 7 years and look forward to many more! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!