Wednesday, December 16, 2020


I have been very slack in posting on my blog lately.  My excuse is that I've been very busy.  So, this one will be quick so I can get it done before it's time to meet my friends for our morning walk at 7:30.

We put up our Christmas tree a week before Thanksgiving - the earliest that we have ever done that!  I had gotten a new skinny tree because we don't have the space for a wide one.  Under the tree I put a doll that is over 100 years old in a little doll buggy.  The doll belonged to my Mother's sister who died from scarlet fever in 1912 at the age of 8.

I also put some other toys under the tree including a doll that I made and a wooden sled with a floppy moose on it.

Yesterday, I decided to make a set of "Christmas tree" napkins.  It's the first time I have made them and they are quite easy to make.

I made several of these Sweet Pea Pods designed by LazyGirlDesigns to give as gifts.  I filled some with candy for the grandkids.

This one is filled with fabric clips and will be given to my 28 year old granddaughter for Christmas - she doesn't read my blog.  She loves to sew.

One thing that kept me busy was making costumes for an angel, shepherds, Joseph and Mary for our church's manger scene drive through.  Actually I made 3 Mary Costumes and 2 Joseph costumes because there will be scenes of various episodes, such as:  The angel giving the news to Mary, Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem, the wisemen on their way to Bethlehem, shepherds in the field and then the final scene with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, etc.  That's why we needed 3 different Marys!  I'm looking forward to seeing this!

In case I don't post again before Christmas, I hope you will all have a wonderful and meaningful Holiday!  And my hope and prayer is that 2021 will be better and that the vaccine will work well to end this pandemic.  Thanks for visiting - I love all my blogging friends!



  1. Merry Christmas! Our church did the drive through Christmas scene a few years ago. It was so much fun and the community loved it!

  2. You have so many precious things under your tree! The little bag with the clips will be loved by your granddaughter no doubt! It's obvious you have been busy; wish I could say the same thing. I have maybe one-third of my Christmas decorations out, but haven't done any shopping, and really don't expect to. I think the cash will be an okay substitute this year; hope so anyway. Somehow after Christmas I'm going to try to make myself take time for quilting. Merry Christmas to you and all your family! 2021 has just got to be better for all of us! ---"Love"

  3. Enjoyed your post Ruth. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Merry Christmas Ruth! pretty decorations.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Happy New Year, too!!!!

  6. Merry Christmas Ruth! The doll under the tree was such a poignant touch. How sad to lose her life so young but far too common before antibiotics. You serviettes look great and I'm sure those little pods filled with treats were a huge hit.