Here's the result of my late-night rush on the fabric store for red & white striped fabric. My church is donating a decorated tree to a family in need (love this idea), so I had some friends and the teenage girls over last night to make this zany garland for contribution. We sipped hot cocoa with homemade marshmallows (Katie-made) and sat in a circle, sewing. Now, why can't that happen more often. My kind of evening.
(The top garland is the ceramic one I mentioned two posts ago.)
The gingerbread house was a whole-family activity. Thank you Costco. Have you seen these kits? All of the hard stuff is already done for you; the cookies are cooked and the frosting is mixed. Just assemble and decorate (and snack). Elijah did most of the work, but tuckered-out before the house was gaudy enough, so Charlotte and I helped him out. I could glue candy on things all day. It's a lot like making yo-yos - repetitive and hynotic.