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A glorious Christmas tree lit with real candles.  My Miss Liberty is on the left side of the tree just about halfway up.

A glorious Christmas tree lit with real candles. My Miss Liberty is on the left side of the tree just about halfway up.

I received these photos today from a very generous customer, who was kind enough to show me how the ornament I made for him looks on his Christmas tree.  It is such a lovely festive tree that I asked for permission to share the photos with all of you.  I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did!  Wishing you joy and happiness in the few remaining days before Christmas.

miss liberty christmas tree www.spuncottonornaments.com

ChristmasDreamsFor the past few Christmases I have been paying to enhance the features on my Spun Cotton Class Member Ning site, so that I can post how-to videos as my Christmas present to all my students.  Everyone appreciated the videos so much that I have posted them again this year.  So if you are already a student of mine and need to brush up on your techniques a bit, make sure to stop by the class site and watch the videos.  If you have been considering taking my class, now would be the perfect time.  You may order my Spun Cotton Ornament Class by Mail on my website Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance.  As soon as I receive your order I will send you an invitation to the class member site so that you can jump right in and start by watching the three how to videos while you wait for your class to arrive.

A big thank you to the New Milford Spectrum newspaper for the very nice article.

I’ve just posted more photographs from the day of the Early American Life photo shoot at our home last December.  Several of the photos show some of my  spun cotton ornaments.  Click here to see the photos at Paula Walton’s 18th Century Home Journal.

Happy Halloween!

Hope your Halloween was full of spooky fun!

Hope your Halloween was full of spooky fun!

Look at the fabulous Halloween ornaments that Mary Goddard, one of the members of my spun cotton ornament class, made for me!

Look at the fabulous Halloween ornaments that Mary Goddard, one of the members of my spun cotton ornament class, made for me!

 

 

Have you ever been curious about where I live and create my spun cotton ornaments?  If so here is your chance to get a glimpse at my world in the December 2013 issue of Early American Life magazine.

Have you ever been curious about where I live and create my spun cotton ornaments? If so, here is your chance to get a glimpse at my world in the December 2013 issue of Early American Life magazine.

If you are a subscriber, your copy is in the mail.  If you would like to buy this issue, look for it on newsstands on Tuesday, October 22nd.

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Admittedly this tree is looking a bit sad a the moment, but you wouldn't look all that wonderful if you had been dead for 10 months and had been hiding out behind the woodpile in back of my studio...

Admittedly this tree is looking a bit sad a the moment, but you wouldn’t look all that wonderful if you had been dead for 10 months and had been hiding out behind the woodpile in back of my studio…

Last winter I became interested in the history of cotton wrapped Christmas trees.  Not exactly spun cotton ornaments, but still a related craft.

So in the interest of experimentation, I saved one of my Christmas trees.  After almost a full year, it is finally needle free!  So far the one thing I have found out for sure is that it’s really hard to keep certain family members, you know who you are, from throwing away a dead Christmas tree – even if you hide it!!!

As it gets a bit closer to Christmas I will be attempting to spin a layer of cotton around all the little twigs and branches on this tree.  Check back in here to see my progress with my latest spun cotton obsession…

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