As my children got older, I wanted to needlepoint a special ornament for each of them. One that triggered a memory. Little Jimmy grew up playing with a nativity set that my Mother had given him
when he was a baby. It never had a stable. When Jimmy was about 9, he made one himself out of an orange crate. It was perfect. I wish we still had it, but I do have an ornament that I made of the Nativity and I think of that Christmas each time I see it.
Andy was a shepherd boy in our church Christmas Pagent. When I saw the canvas for a Shepard, I knew this was for Andy. When I look at it, I see that smiling shepherd boy of mine.
I made Amanda's the winter she was pregnant with Jameson. It's a very round and adorable snowgirl ballerina. I remember what a special time that was and what a beautiful dancer she is.
I enjoyed making them so much, that I had to continue with one for each of my Grandchildren.
Ben loved to have me read 'Twas the Night before Christmas'. His ornament is a little blonde haired boy anxiously awaiting Santa's visit.
Brookie, loved to explore and every chance she had she would be running to touch the decorations on the tree. I remember saying. "just to look, not to touch". Now she has her own little Christmas tree and she can touch whenever she would like.
When I spotted a Santa reading a list, I knew that I would soon be making it for Cam.
I found almost identical pink candy canes. One has hearts, Ella's. The other has mini Christmas trees, Avery's. I made them both but let them decide which one each would have. I saw the girls today point each out to their Mother.
This winter, I must get busy and make two more. Addison and Gemma have their own personalities. Now to find a canvas that reminds me of them.