Friday, December 11, 2009

Advent Day Nine

Cranberry and Popcorn Garland!

A note about the lately sparse Advent posting: Santa really needs to bring some more memory for this old computer!!!! The computer has been acting up and so slow lately that I've dreaded getting on to post... because it seems that everything just takes so, so long right now. Hopefully this is something that can be fixed soon. I've also decided that really only the Advent activities and outings are post worthy, so I've left out the days that Aurora has just found a small suprise in her Advent cone... Christmas window clings, lip balm, her scarf etc....

So, anyway, our Garland: took way longer than I expected! I need to make more still for the rest of the tree. It's also much more beautiful on the tree than I had expected, so I'm thinking this is something that will become a tradition for us. I was surprised at how well Aurora did with the needle... she had a few pokes, but then quickly learned herself how to hold it more carefully and take her time. She did many, many cranberries all by herself!


Grandmommy said...

I remember the first time we did one! What a lovely sense of accomplishment and how lovely on the tree!

Atouria said...

Your garland looks beautiful!

I'm so glad to hear that rory did a lot by herself! We strung only popcorn last year, but Aidan was more of a watcher than a helper. Maybe this year he can do some, too.

I. said...

hello from Holland!
can you believe we are enjoying a great deal of snowstorms in a country that never sees any normally? we're so happy of course! we have been thinking of you and hope all is well!

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

The garland cam out beautiful! Ours took over a week (only working during my youngest's naptime). I was NOT expecting it to be a long project but I love it in the end :)

Happy holidays!