I made this little sweater ornament for my mother in law and she did the embroidery. My mother in law is a very interesting woman; she is the foremost American Indian art dealer in the country. Each Christmas she is invited to a party given by a famous Indian couple, which are known for their jewelry. Everyone invited is to bring a handmade ornament and they do a swap. My MIL makes a beautiful needlepoint ornament each year but my little sweater was for her husband to bring. I am always curious to hear about the handmade ornaments that people bring to this party. Considering some of the Indian artists that attend the ornaments really can be treasures and potentially valuable important pieces of art. Someday I hope to go to this party with her.
I got this from Nantucket Knitter. Like Kaet said just because it's fun!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags
2. Real tree or artificial?
Both a real tree and a German feather tree.
3. When do you put up the tree?
We buy the real tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. The feather tree I put up right after Thanksgiving.
4. When do you take it down?
The weekend after New Years.
5. Do you like eggnog?
Yes, but I never buy it.
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
My pony Bleu.
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, ours is kept up all year. It is more folk art-ish made by an American Indian artist. Of course a gift from my MIL. Maybe I will take a photo in the am to show you.
8. Hardest person to buy for?
My Dad and my Husband
9. Easiest person to buy for?
My best friend Jackie.
10. Worst gift you received?
A instant meat marinating device
11. Mail or email cards?
Mail every year except this year I am emailing a card.
12. Favorite Christmas movie?
Hands down “It’s a Wonderful Life” I just watched it this evening.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
September but if I see something perfect in my travels I will buy way ahead of time.
14. Have you ever recycled a gift?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
My grandmother’s homemade raviolis. She died 20 years ago and no one in the family can make them like she did.
16. Clear or colored lights?
17. Favorite holiday song?
O come all ye faithful
18. Travel or stay at home at Christmas?
19 Can you name all the reindeer?
No I am too tired and I am lucky to remember all my kids names at them moment
20. Angel or star on top of the tree?
Neither, this year it’s Marie Antoinette
21. Open Christmas eve or morning?
22. What’s the corniest tradition you miss doing?
Sitting on Santa’s lap!
23. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Falling into the commercial side of Christmas and putting too much stress on myself.
24. What’s the worst thing you’ve seen related to Christmas?
The stores write Happy Holidays and try to eliminate Merry Christmas in their ads and paper bags.
That the schools replace the word Christmas in the Christmas songs at the recitals.
I think it is better to keep each Holiday true to it’s meaning and not reinvent it. Sing Chanukaha songs
And sing Christmas Songs.
25., Which looks best, theme trees or homey trees?
I like both. We have a all glass tree for our main tree, then I have another tree with antique and
vintage inspired homey ornaments.
26. Gingerbread or sugar cookies?
I do like both they are my favorite sweets. I prefer them to chocolate believe it or not.
27. Do you like fruitcake?
No, I don’t understand the attraction at all.