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So if feels like forever since I last posted. Probably because it has been. This time of year is always crazy for me. I usually have a different holiday event every weekend of December. So I thought I would take the time to catch you guys up a bit.
Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 3rd.
Most years I go to my family's home town for a bit of Ole' Fashion Christmas. This is the type of town, that at Christmas you feel like you have jumped in to "A Christmas Story". The whole town shows up for the tree lighting. The high school band is playing Christmas carols on the street corners. The fire trucks are all spruced up with lights. There is even an elf band singing Christmas songs. It really does feel like you are in a movie. I did take some videos but they all turned out really black. So I will just post…
This year for my soon to be family I decided to make them each a little something. What I ended up making was pears. Now the funny thing was, when I went to Michael's they had the perfect cards. So, I made my pears to match.
The pear ornaments are consist of felt, embroidery floss and ribbon.
Below is the template for the pieces. Feel free to save them or print them out. When you do print them out be sure to choose full page option so they will be the correct size.
To make the ornament, I chose 2 contrasting colors of felt and white felt. One color would be for the main part of the pear, and the other for the small circle. The white was for the medium size circle, and the leaf.
Once I cut all the pieces out of the felt, I sewed the small circle to the larger circle. I used a modified blanket stitch.
After that I sewed the circles to the front piece (of the pear cut out) using the same modified blanket stitch.
I then, sewed both the front and back pieces of the pear togethe…