Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

I hope you all are having a lovely day, especially if you are celebrating Christmas. I had a beautiful Christmas, starting with our church's Christmas Eve service last night.

I got to bring my story teller character to the stage, in full costume, for the first time ever. I created my Scottish Mrs. Peary several years ago. The kids have such great imaginations, all I had to do was pin up my hair and push my glasses down my nose to bring Mrs. Peary to life for the wee ones. I figured the adults in the audience would need a bit more help so I sported a curly grey wig and knitted hat, along with a long flowered dress, white socks and black sandals. Wish I had a pic for you, but no one took any. The children were brilliant. They are the ones who really bring Mrs. Peary to life. I had to do a dry run, without the kids, for our afternoon rehearsal and it was just not the same. As Mrs. Peary likes to say of them, "Bright as stars, bright as stars, the lot o' ya."

Today was a lovely time with a young family over to share our Christmas dinner. I really made a feast, with three kinds of pies for dessert, so it would have been disappointing if it was all for only the three of us.

Do you ever reuse wrapping paper? I have to admit that I do, but not always to wrap other gifts. I cut out some poinsettias from a lovely wrap on one of my gifts. I glued them to cardstock for stability. Here is a card I made with one of them. I used the sketch on The Outlawz sketch challenge. I crocheted a chain on the tag to go along with the 'cozy' sentiment.
 I have been making a few Christmas cards over the last couple of days since I have all of my Christmas stuff out and I am in the mood to make Christmas cards. These will be filed away for next year, of course. Here are a couple of them.

And after dinner was done today, I got my hair styled by my own personal 9-year-old hairdresser, who transformed me, she said, into a waterfall princess with waterfall braids.

Merry Christmas to you and yours,


Desire Fourie said...

Loved your little story. It sounds like you had a real Christmas feasr with your loved ones. The braids in your hair is adorable especially as its done by a very enthusiastic hair specialist. Your cards are gorgeous and already something you can tick of your to do list for next year.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Karon said...

Fabulous post, would have loved to have been to listen to Mrs Peary! Wonderful creations to start your stock for next year. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas and A Happy New Year to you!

Penny said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas, Teresa! :^)
Love all of your cards--very clever to re-purpose that gift wrap! Love the way you used the tags on all of your cards!
I am starting on Christmas cards for next year, too! I didn't have enough this year, so need to do better in 2014!
Hugs, Penny

Christine said...

Love this post - what a wonderful hairdresser!

Charlene said...

Sounds like you had a perfectly lovely Christmas Teresa. I love the wonderful braid that your personal stylist did :D All the best to you and yours in the coming years.

Charlene said...

Silly me...I got so caught up in your story and hair that I forgot to say how much I love your wonderful cards for next year. You did such a marvelous job on all of them.