Wow. Just wow. I set a bunch of New Year's resolutions and the first thing I do is take a week off from blogging. I have to say that I really needed it, however. I didn't take but a couple of days off before Thanksgiving, and I hosted both Thanksgiving and New Year's at my home, so I really had a busy schedule throughout the holiday season. But it's time.
First I want to share with you a little end-of-the-season pretty. When I shared with you all the prettiest ornaments in my collection, I mentioned that, as a kid, my mom always bought ornament kits from LeeWards - which, from what little I have been able to gather, was bought out by Michael's Craft Stores. I think many of the kits that we bought are now also available through Herrschner's. But I digress.
While I was doing a little thrift shopping after Christmas, I ran across an old LeeWards ornament kit - entirely unopened, all pieces ready and waiting for me! I was pretty tickled, especially considering that I'd just been reminiscing about those kits. If, like me, you're a craft geek, then you'll know that those are warm, sweet memories. And here I was handed a the opportunity to crack open a kit just like a little gift! So here's what came of that:
A sweet little, slightly geeky, hot air balloon ornament, all adorned in beads, sequins, and pearls. I sat in front of a New Year's Day series marathon (Hells on Wheels, on AMC, I think...) and put it together. Yes, there have been a couple of sequin sightings since that day. They were always pretty good about putting just a few more than absolutely necessary in each pack. Isn't it cute?
Now, Christmas is all packed away. Next year, we'll unpack my Christmas stuff, and MMM's Christmas stuff, and the stuff I made this year, and my, oh, my, won't we have fun?
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