Proceed, O Angelic Powers! Go to Bethlehem.
Prepare the manger, for the Word comes to be born.
Wisdom proceeds from the mouth of the Most High.
Receive, O Church of God, the announcement of salvation;
Enter into the joy of the Theotokos [God-bearer]!
Let us sing with gladness, O peoples:
Blessed is He who comes:
O our God, glory to Thee!
[Verse from the Praises, Dec. 20]
I can't believe it's been well over a month since I've posted anything on my blog! I apologize for being such a bad blogger!!! 'Tis the season....
I hope you have been able to slow down from the hussle-bussle of the holidays to take a moment or two to focus on the true meaning of the season. It's so easy to get lost in it all... Believe me, I'm speaking from experience, here and I'm sure many of you can relate!
Every year I start out with the goal of starting everything early so I can take the time to really soak in what Christmas is all about. But most of the time it doesn't work out that way.
So, what HAVE I been working on these last few weeks???
A few gifts, of course!
Some of them I will be able to post now, as the intended reciepients are not bloggers...yet!
Some of them will have to wait...
because YOU are WATCHING!
(you know who you are!)
Here is what I've made for my 3 nieces!
Thanks to my good friend, Mary, at church for giving me her pattern!
These were so much fun to make!
They are all different sizes for their different ages.
|For Mya, our "BLING" Princess! - 6 years old|
|For Isabelle, or Baby Bells! 2 years old|
|For Annikah, or Nik! 7 years old|
The inside is knit with a double strand in a tube,
then you go down to a single strand with the fun fur
for the outside.
Then simply turn inside-out and sew the ends together!
I really hope they like them!
Or even know what to do with them!
So....Are you ready for Christmas???
Time is running out!