I've been so busy knitting up some of my last minute Christmas gifts. It's fun... but it's also frustrating. I want to share pictures with everyone online... but if I do that, then my friends and family won't be surprised with their handmade gifts. Such a dilemma. So I post them on Ravelry and I bide my time. I also have to come up with other topics for posting. So today I'll show you a random sampling of my Christmas Tree ornaments.
This is one of my favorite cross stitched Santas. It's more work than the others because of all the color changes, but it is so happy and colorful. I started making these about 20 years ago.
I always love a felted red cardinal on the tree. This one was store bought, but as children we had a collection of felted birds that Grandma Grace made for us in a variety of colors. This one reminds me of those decorations.
Here is my Mets miniature stocking and the Mets Penguin Poppers that I made in the past.
And here's a favorite. Who doesn't love Curious George? It's even better when you learn how he escaped Nazi Germany in 1940.
Here's another favorite from the Santa Claus collection. This one is St. Nick. I like to call him "The Bishop". I added extra red jewels to his hat.
Very few paper childhood ornaments remain - but this one is very special. I urge all teachers to do this simple craft project. It's a no brainer and is a wonderful keepsake of a child. Primogeniture was probably in 1st grade for this picture.
One of my new ornaments from last year is this gorgeous Boy Scout Handbook glass ornament. What a treasure.
And I have this fuzzy little alpaca from our trip to Peru this fall. Such cuteness and detail in his saddle bags.
And my tree is festooned in a series of Peanuts for the Beagle Scout series. Don't you just want to get your gear and head out to Camp Snoopy?
And finally, my last Santa for this post is a salute to all law enforcement officials across the nation. I salute you all. There is a lot of craziness going on. Let's pray for peace and sanity in this world of ours.
Please share some of your Christmas ornaments too. I love to see which ornaments make people smile.