December 7, 2009

Handmade Holidays - A Mini-Tour of Our Tree

I don't have much to show you on the knitting front...I'm in the boring part of several projects. I also think I've been knitting too much - I'm having some pain in my left arm after last week's vacation knitting marathon. So, I figured I'd give you a tour of some of the handmade ornaments on our tree.

Miss America made this from a kit last year - it is a petal fairy ornament. She had great fun doing it.

This is the first ornament #1 son made when he was 3. He was in preschool and the teachers told me that they were so proud of him for picking a religious picture for his Christmas ornament - in fact, he was the only one who did. Warms a mother's heart! This one always gets front placement on the tree and he's tired of me telling the story but it IS special.

This ornament is from our town's nature center. This is indeed handmade and painted to look like our train station. I have several of these and love them.

Okay, these aren't made but this cluster is always together in memory of my godmother. She gave me both angel ornaments and the violets on the glass ball make me think of her as she loved violets.

This was an ornament my godmother made back in the 1980's. Her daughter gave to it me the year after she died.

My first needlepoint ornament.

My second needlepoint ornament - maybe this is what inspired #1 son?

It's multi-dimensional with the nativity on one side and the 3 kings on the other.

Well, that's all for now...thanks for touring our Christmas tree with me!


Joyce said...

I have to double check that I am indeed reading Estella’s blog.
What?! No highlight of any knitted ornaments? Not even a tiny little one? I think I am in shock ;o)

a friend to knit with said...

oh! i LOVE your needlepoint ornaments! (and your tree looks lovely)
i used to love to needlepoint...just haven't done it in a while... my sister made all 3 kids gorgeous needlepoint stockings... and libby gets an ornament every year. :)

Jennifer said...

Estella: Sorry to hear about your pain! I love your tree. It's so pretty. I'm sure each ornament has a special story behind it. Happy knitting (or reading)

Beth said...

Your tree is beautiful. What a great idea to highlight the ornaments. I wanted to take a photo of our tree but it looks about the same as last year. :) Having a tour of the ornaments is great!

Hope you feel better soon!

Kathy said...

Nativity with Three Kings is my very favorite!

Whoa there on the arm pain. I had a long recovery time last year after an arm injury and knitting at the same time. Ice, rest, Ice rest. Read blogs, collect pattersn, slow down with the knitting. Truly if you MUST pick up the needles and I understand, knit purposely very very slowly.