Do you have favorite decorations? What makes them favorites? Does anyone know this besides yourself? Have you written any of this down? Although I think that my children know which holiday decorations I cherish most, I wonder if they really know it. This year before I put away the decorations, I'll be taking some pictures of heirlooms, favorites, and just some things whose story should be passed down to the next generation.
I love this cross-stiched Santa. I made him so-o-o many years ago. I think the pattern would have created a picture twice this size, I did it my way and made the crosses very tiny - his coat almost looks like velvet!
I love this bell. The idea came out of a parchment paper book that I purchased in Chicago on the Million Dollar Mile! The street has a real name, but it escapes me right now. And although I've not made any of the parchment paper crafts, they seem to have translated well to fabric..
I love these angels. They were among some of the last things my mom gave me before she passed away. These angels belonged to my grandmother. Their dresses are made of velvet and satin. Gold trims bedeck their edges. My grandmother cherished these and now I can too.
And this.. well it was such a surprise when I first saw this. Bernina chose my quilt to use as a media piece when they introduced the Bernina artista 200 sewing and embroidery machine. Then they found someone to make a picture of the quilt into an ornament. I have two other ornaments depicting my quilts, but the first one is my most favorite!
This year, take time to enjoy your decorations and remembering the stories behind them. Those stories are what make them really special anyway. What are your stories? Tell them.