These are examples of small embroidered tree decorations I made in 2012. One of my daughters enjoys primitive style items for decorating her house and that was the inspiration to make these particular items. I gave her a number of them for her tree, too. The patterns were found with a little research around the internet and were free for personal use.
Downtown, as Petula Clark sang so many decades ago. Today we went downtown for lunch with friends, a small adventure-like outing for us these days. Even the people look different downtown, so modern, moving at brisk speeds, businessy and important-looking. Yes, I do feel a little like the country mouse when we go there and conscious that we are making a small step outside our comfort zone, literally. But it is invigorating too and interesting. We ate in a bistro and were served what my mother would call "polite portions" by a very attractive young woman in a white blouse and black pencil skirt. Yes, you can imagine her size when you know she was wearing a 'pencil' skirt. I think age 10 was probably the last time my hips could have fit into a skirt like that. All that being said, the food was tasty, the coffee delicious and our time spent catching up with friends wonderful.