First up, proof that I finished the silly bulletin board I showed unfinshed last week.
I used Crikey to cut the ornaments, and then I glued on printed book covers of various Christmas books we have in the library.
Since I only needed about 10" of the second garland, I hung the rest on the stair rail at home to add a little festive touch. This morning, I found it taken down by the cats, and then I found sparkly metallic cat hork later, so I guess that was a bad idea.
Thanksgiving was a low key affair, and this was the only picture I took, lol. Turkey was had. Combs and shaving were optional.
But the weekend after Thanksgiving, we got a whirlwind visit from Zach & Heather & Brayden & Kasen. Kasen was asleep when they arrived, and it took a lot of self control to wait to get my hands on him, after already waiting over 4 months.
I know it's required by the grandmother code of conduct to think your grandkid is the best, but Kasen really is a happy, sweet, good-natured baby.
Fired up Crikey again this week, to make a star topper for my militree. "Your what?"
My militree (mili
The morning after putting it up, 3 ornaments were down, but the cats have pretty much let it be since then. I think I've put one more ornament back on it since then.
The girls each made a craft from a library book during Thanksgiving break. They're now on the front room tree, which we have yet to decorate, because Fiona likes to climb it. I feel like we really should give it a try, though.
While I was in Crikey mode, I started some ornaments. They're not done yet. The vellum (music notes) reacted poorly to the glue I used, so that one is trash, but I'm going to use scraps to test a couple different adhesives and see if I can find one that works better. Paul suggested "Hodge Podge," so Mod Podge will now be called that forever. Hobby Lobby didn't have piano or music note paper, or I would not have purchased the vellum. I was trying to make an ornament for Hannah's piano teacher at school.