No- naked dolls are not the Yule tradition I wanted to show off. I’m working diligently to clothe them. Here’s the doll I made for my niece keeping watch while I sew her dress. It will be done tomorrow even if I’m falling asleep in my Figgy Pudding (which IS one of our Yule Traditions.) After I get her dress done I just have to sew clothing for James’ doll and I’m done- whew, just in the nick of time. Next year I am starting earlier, I swear. I’m sure I’ve said that every year, maybe I could predate a blog post that says “GET TO WORK ON HOLIDAY GIFTS!”anyway…
What I wanted to show off is the ornament I made for Michael. One of our holiday traditions that we started when we first got married is to make each other an ornament each year.
In April of this year we got five hens (ha! or so we thought.)As it turned out one was a rooster. As it also turned out our big black menace…err dog found chickens running around in the yard sufficient motivation to push open our screen door. So just when we were asking ourselves what we should do about the rooster- she took care of it. I learned how to pluck and butcher poultry and the resulting meal was quite tasty and well earned and this is the wishbone from the rooster with “wish” embroidered behind it. Yes it’s a little odd. I think it’ll make us laugh when we pull it our years from now.
OK, the doll is getting impatient. She’s just staring at me. I better go finish up.