Sequins transport me back to my Grandma’s house. My maternal grandmother made many of her Christmas decorations. She had lived through the Depression, and was a consumate saver… but also a very crafty woman. My sisters and I all have a love of embroidery – passed down to us from our mother, from her mother. My older sister has chosen embroidery as her primary medium and has taken it to a whole new level. ( You can see her work here.) I think Grandma would be tickled.
Grandma loved sequins, but didnt really feel the need to follow any set directions. Her colors and patterns are exuberant to say the least. Between Grandma and Mom, my siblings and I all had handmade felt stockings to hang on the mantle, beaded and bedazzled and sequined. I have a few of her felt embroidered ornaments on my tree every year.
My Mom – also an extremely creative one! She loves embroidery and can sew a mean streak. As a kid this was our Christmas tree topper. He was a puppet, and carries jingle bells – very merry!
After my siblings and I grew up and set out to households of our own, Mom made a stunning announcement. She was giving up the iconic Snowman in favor of a commercially purchased angel?!!??! Well – I am happy to say, the Snowman now tops MY tree every year!
The love of sequins has been passed down to me as well. Mom gave me this kit she was no longer interested in… and it was a labor of love, I must say. But it is now one of my favorite holiday decorations!
And I sequined and embroideed a stocking for my nephew before he was even here! So the tradition continues…
All these posts sure are stirring up the holiday excitement for me. Its Thanksgiving Day, glorious smells are wafting up from my sister’s kitchen, my nephew is racing cars downstairs… So many things to be thanksful for…. I hope your holday is festive!
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