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Christmas Collections

has a lovely Christmas tour of her house today & it is beautiful! All her sparkles & glittery goodness made me smile this morning.
I looked around my living room and thought I’d share our Christmas collection.

Our live tree, colorful lights & mishmash of ornaments… some handmade, some gifted, some handed down.

Our growing St. Nick collection.

Okay, so candy cane Joe-Joe’s from Trader Joe’s aren’t actually part of our Christmas collection…. but they are a huge part of our Christmas tradition!
So are:

Christmas pajamas

Snowflakes hanging on our ever-changing wall

and the nativity atop the piano.
When I looked at that blog this morning I was so inspired & pumped to plan more decorations, more collections, more, more…
Then I stopped short.
My Pastor has been talking about not spending time & money acquiring things recently. His words rang in my mind.
We don’t need more. Not to judge that beautiful home at all – seriously, I loved it! But I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I did not need to add to our little Christmas collection.
What I did think of was this.
Which led me here –

This year we are buying 2 bibles for children.
It’s a small start, but I think I’d like this collection to grow.



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a little collection

 Sometimes as an adult, one has to face certain truths. But when one faces certain truths, even if they are disappointing, there is hope for a joy in said truths.

 So, here is my current truth ~

I     Am     Fabric(and fiber)    Challenged.

 Whew! It feels so good to call a spade a spade! I’ve tried sewing & broke the sewing machine. Not only once mind you, three times. I tried knitting, and only had patience to make a scarf for my son’s build a bear. That scarf had so many dropped stitches…. so many. I tried embroidery and had a fairly successful moment, but honestly I had no interest in doing anything else but that one project.

Therefore, I choose to admire others. To be inspired & even to collect. Here’s the inspiration:

Mollie  ~ adorable & amazing embroidery

made by mollie

Sarah ~ a knitting fiend and extremely successful (check out the link, it is worth it)

Amy ~ a fiber artist like no other

pillow for lucy, made by amy

 And here’s the beginnings of a little collection:

 The embroidery is a sampler that my mom & I saw while out thrifting one day. I totally loved it, but passed it up because it was a bit too expensive. Mom must have turned back around when I wasn’t looking  & snatched it up because come Christmas morning it was wrapped & waiting for me! An excellent surprise. The crewel was made by my great-aunt & a gift to my grandmother. Now that my grandmother has moved into a nursing home she asked me to take care of it. I was more than happy to volunteer. Both pieces are quite large so now I’m on the hunt for a couple of smaller pieces to join my little collection!

 What are you favorite collections? Are you starting anything new? I have one friend who just this year started collecting salt & pepper shakers, and Grace started to collect vintage valentines from the 50s. I love that she is collecting those as her birthday is on valentine’s day!


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