|From The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
What a spectacular week it has been for viewing November's full moon. We really got a big bonus this month for the moon appeared full for about three days, putting on quite a show, I thought. I just couldn't seem to get enough of it, and kept the curtains wide open, even in the bedroom. I kept thinking it must have been such a night that inspired Clement Clark Moore to write, "The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the luster of midday to objects below." Of course we had no snow. Lucky those of you who did!
Of course, we all must be realizing, once again, how quickly the holidays are approaching. It's definitely time to make plans and get busy. I always think, along about now, of the book, Skipping Christmas by John Grisham that my daughter gave me a few years ago.
It has been almost a year since I finished the dolls for the granddaughter's Christmas. One of the girls told me that it was "the best Christmas ever." I would liked to have made them another this year, but I am afraid it is not going to happen. I am thinking a new dress for last year's dolls will have to do.
I have been making arms/hands for dolls this week. These are made from a very lightweight fabric which makes turning the small hands easier. It also reduces bulk and makes the fingers more
defined. I double stitched the seams, then trimmed the allowance very close to the stitching. I cringed a bit as I trimmed, but so far, so good. There are four of these dolls almost ready for clay. That might be a good job for January.
|Kate ~ 2018 Christmas doll
Mae ~ 2018 Christmas Doll
Until next time,