I’ve been pretty busy getting straightened up after the holiday AND checking out all the news from the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference which is concluding today. I can hardly wait to share some of the wonderful new products to be featured in the 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog!
But I digress. Today I finished the first page of 4 pages that I will make to create a memory book of ornaments made over the years by my dear friend, Janet. For the last 20 years or so, each Christmas Janet has hand-stitched a most wonderful ornament for our Christmas Tree. And she made DOZENS of these ornaments for her friends and family. For several years, Janet’s wonderful husband, Gary, has encouraged her to move on from this time-consuming activity to other projects. This year, Gary passed away suddenly, and Janet has now acceded to his request. So there will be no more new ornaments on our tree. In fact, right now, we have enough ornaments, including those that I made and those made by other friends, that we cannot fit them all on our trees (yes, we have two trees–Norfolk Island Pines cut from our garden each year). ALL of the Janet ornaments ALWAYS make it to the trees.
Before we took down this year’s trees, I took photographs of Janet’s ornaments, and decided to create a small 4-page scrapbook with the photos.
This photograph shows one of our trees and four of the Janet ornaments that were on it.
As I complete the remaining pages over the next week or so, I’ll share them with you, too!
Thanks, Janet, for all the wonderful memories you create each year as we decorate and enjoy our Christmas trees!