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Regarding My Ornaments August 30, 2014

My ornament journey began about 1993, with this book:For The Ornament Tree. Melissa, Shawn and myself, made this felt Nativity Tree:  

Melissa & Shawn helped me  paint the designs. Melissa had a steady hand for painting the sun.  Shawn had less steady hands painting the manger, which left a paint smudge on the fancy wood table, I failed to protect.

Melissa & Shawn helped me paint the designs. Melissa had a steady hand for painting the sun. Shawn had less steady hands painting the manger, which left a paint smudge on the fancy wood table, I failed to protect.

Around 1995, this is the card Bob and I sent out:

Bob made the card. I had the task of enveloping and mailing.
Bob made the card. I had the task of enveloping and mailing.
For some reason, I started making ornaments.  They are unusual.  After going to a Christmas Bazaar, at the Expo Center, December 1, 2012.  I had told Shawn, that night, that I should stop making ornaments-mine were too different. He was very adamant in telling me how much he loved everything I made. He wanted me to keep making the ornaments for his children to have.  He said, “Something special from Gram K.”  The fire happened December 4, 2012.
Over the past few months, several folks showed me their display of the ornaments I have made. Come to find out, many of them keep the ornaments up year round.  All were wanting to know what year each ornament was made, and what card went with it. Most of all, they wanted to make sure they had all the ornaments.    Well, I did not know.  Sooo… I decided to take the next 2 or 3 posts to show each ornament with its card and the year it was made.                        Please do not take this as being braggadocios.   I just didn’t know of a better way to display the ornaments with their card, easily. in one place,  so I could help folks figure what ornament they might be missing.                      I cannot remember when my Mom suggested year markers, so, if you have an ornament with no year marker, I can send it to you.  The year markers can be attached easily with needle nose pliers.  Email me at:       mrskitz@frontier.com                                           Here is what makes me chuckle: It happened while I was visiting my friends near Mt. Hood.  They were showing me how they had decorated their garage, with a pool table. I am not the only person who uses their garage for other than cars—YES !!!   Well, anyway, on one of the cupboard knobs, I saw a neat wire star.  I told my friend how much I liked it. She laughed, as she told me, I had made it.

1sr try at ornamenting.1sr try at ornamenting.
While driving in my van, this past Wednesday, Air1 played this song.  The words hit me to the core.                       

Ashes Remain – Here For A Reason (w/ lyrics) http://youtu.be/NvZFjFNcINI

 


 

 

 

 

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