As you know, we were just in Paris and before we took off, the sun was just rising behind the control tower and I snapped a picture from inside the plane. I thought it was pretty dramatic.
I did a little sewing last night, after our grandkids went back home and sewed down the half moons on my Mountmellick project. I decided to try a buttonhole stitch on my Janome and I'm fairly happy with the results.
It is obviously not perfect but I think it looks pretty close to hand done so I'm happy with it. Don't you love the background fabric I picked? Did I tell you that I had chosen something else and tried to tea dye it? Sadly it came out all mottled so it's being used as strips in the quilt of valor!
I came upon this in a gift store this afternoon and had to take a picture. It's a Hanukkah Christmas tree ornament. To me, that's an oxymoron. But then I thought that maybe it's for a family with mixed parents, one being Jewish and the other not...kind of a compromise, I guess. Both holidays almost coincide perfectly this year--Hanukkah starts on the 24th! We will be lighting our menorah at our cabin in Oregon this year, surrounded by my son, their baby and his wife and her German family visiting from Dresden! What a special time!