Thursday, December 22, 2016

Knitted Gloves

Our guys are all getting knitted wrist warmers this year.  These wrist warmers are a great way to use up stash.  I found a simple pattern on Yarnspirations that I adapted slightly.

Inspiration for the wrist warmers came from a recent trip we took to Franklin, Tennessee.  It was a windy crisp day, but we found our knitted wrist warmers to be a great solution to keep our hands warm while we snapped photos of the grounds. 

A major Civil War battle took place at the Carter House in Franklin.  The family, servants, and a few neighbors took refuge in the cellar while the battle raged in their yard.  I would not have been able to imagine their plight without visiting the site.

The Carnton Plantation, in Franklin, was used as a Military Hospital during and after the battle.  After the war, the owners of the plantation donated ground for a Confederate Cemetery.  The soldiers were buried by State, and curators of the estate still escort family members to individual graves when they visit, just as the original family did so many years ago.

Our trip was an eye opener for us.  You can read about things that happen historically, but the stories of the historians at the sites, brought it all to life.

Be Creative and thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Cards for Shut-ins

I host a group of friends at my home every other month or so to make cards for our All Saints Parish Shut-ins.  We like to make them feel included all through the year.  I picked a tri-fold design this year with a peek-a-boo ornament cut out and die cut sentiment on the front.  The middle fold completes the ornament and the sentiment.  We will write a nice message on the inside.  I embossed a super fun stamp set and used Copic markers to add color.

Be Creative and thanks for stopping by.