Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

balsam and cedar and ribbon

We have been to Toledo, Ohio and back since I last posted, visiting Batman's dad and his wife. We did some museum touring, enjoyed some fine meals and conversations by the fire. So good to catch up with those sweet folks. We managed to tuck the road trip in between two rounds of wintery weather, with a N'oreaster blowing in right now!

What do you do with acres and acres of balsam trees? Make presents! A few of these swags went off to the UPS store up in Barre this morning. I took the pics with my phone camera, so they are not too great. Balsam, cedar, red jingle bells and gingham ribbon, some wire and a few other supplies...and bingo! Festive greenery! 

We're all about handmade holidays around here. How about you? Are you working on some special projects this time of year?


  1. Someone is soooo lucky---that is a perfect gift

  2. lovely idea.
    of course I am working on sewing projects and am , as usual, behind in my efforts but I will persevere. hopefully someone will be glad this Christmas season.
    xxoo tqoe

  3. Mmmm! I can almost smell the balsam! There's no decorating around here, since we're selling, but I am working on some cute and Christmassy hand sewing projects that will be distributed soon I hope:)