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The Little Tree

crocheted tree with jewelry decorations

The Little Tree

Happy Holidays, and thanks for looking at my photos this year!

It’s a very little tree—one I made, in fact! I crocheted the shape and stuffed it with (clean) old socks all snipped up, and it’s decorated with all my single earrings, charms I don’t like, pins, cufflinks and other assorted unwanted jewelry, festooned with a gold chain and a strand of tiny clear plastic beads and topped with a crystal earring. An ankle bracelet holds it on the tree.

I had intended to make several of these for friends, but only made one so far and decided to photograph it so I’d remember what it looked like, and so that I could write down the pattern for the crochet. We had had a nice snow, so I used the warm morning light to photograph it in its “natural state”, and it looked quite cute!

Maybe I’ll get a start on these for next year while I’m on a roll. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday weekend! I’ll have some…interesting holiday lights to post later.


Merry Christmas From the Neighbor Kids

carolers at the door
carolers at the door

"Jingle Bells"

I heard young voices singing outside, and bells ringing. Who was out there caroling? I had done that with a few friends when we were young, but that was 40 years ago, kids didn’t go Christmas caroling anymore.

But there was a knock on my door, and I saw three young men who I didn’t recognize until they took their hats off. The performed a more-than-respectable a capella version of “Jingle Bells”, ringing three handbells. Of course, I sang along. They deserved more than the change I dropped into their cottage cheese container for the effort, for their performance, and for the memories.