You may remember my poor naked little Christmas tree that I saved from last year. The one that has been patiently waiting for me to swaddle all of it’s branches in cotton “snow”.
Well, I’ve finally had time to begin working on it. It was a busy few months leading up to Christmas, and all the while I was working on other projects, the little tree was never far from my thoughts. Finally on Christmas Eve, as I was putting the last few stitches in a quilt I made for my youngest son and his wife, I stopped and spent just a few minutes spinning cotton around two tiny branches of my tree. It wasn’t much, but it made me feel good to at least get some of the cotton on before Christmas!
Now that Christmas is past I’ve been able to work on the tree a bit more. I still have a long way to go, but the tree is taking on the look of snow covered branches… at least here and there!
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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.
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.
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For 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.
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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.
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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!
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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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