In past years I have always blogged 12 Days of Christmas leading up to Christmas Day. In my life experience, many times a 12 Days of Christmas was a gifting system that always lead up to Christmas Eve. I have even given gifts like that. It turns out, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas and go into January–who knew? Not me.
Since I have been wrong about the 12 Days of Christmas my whole life, I am going to take liberties here and blog the 5 Days of Christmas. So there.
Before I begin I just want to say that the much-needed Blog Hiatus was much-needed. My epic virus lasted a solid 7 weeks and is still dwindling away gradually. My speaking voice still sounds “like a cold” and so when people ask: Do you have a cold? I respond with: No, an epic virus. I don’t know what else to call it.
Anyway, I just want you to know, I wasn’t faking it…a friend’s twin sister even took to calling me Bella from the latest Twilight film, because of how sick she looked, and I apparently looked.
I did manage to make it to our church Christmas party a few weeks ago. It was called A Night in Bethlehem. In preparation, Lolly and I headed to the WAY discounted section of Paron Fabrics in our favorite fashion district, and picked up some yardage for $12- When the employee at Paron realized why we were buying, he included some more scraps for us and even showed me how to cut it with 2 cuts to make tunics. I was very appreciative.
The girls insisted that they were playing sheep in the live nativity, but since I had not heard that, I just kept dressing them in the purple and turquoise. Phoebe made sure they were both wearing white tops underneath, and I am glad because they didn’t have cotton-covered hats for them, just plain white caps, and they participated despite that. I was proud of my little sheep.
We had a nice time at our party, and it was a nice way to begin the season.
*Check us out on Manhattan Craft Room–we went to Crafternoon last week! Have it be known, Lolly is 6, not 5 ; )…almost 7 in fact.