Ornament Series: The Old Bell
Ornament Series: Mrs. Reed

Ornament Series: Handmade

Every year when we were kids Mom planned some sort of ornament-making activity.  There used to be a bunch of dough ornaments (those all went into the garbage bin some decades ago).  There were ones we stuffed and she sewed, ones we painted, etc.  I've still got a handful of those, though they almost never make it onto the tree.  I'm saving them for the "kids' tree," I guess.  

There were also ornaments crafted at church and at school, including this one of a bear.

Bear I made

I made it in seventh grade in Home Economics class.  At Will Rogers Junior High if you weren't in band or chorus, then you took Block classes which changed each quarter giving you a little experience of Shop, Art, Speech, and Home Ec.

I guess I had Home Ec in the second quarter, as our sewing project was these Christmas ornaments.  It is the rare thing that I actually sewed.  And almost thirty years later it is still together!

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