I spent a lot of time messing up the sewing room this week. Aside from the usual detritus from my projects, there were kits to cut, and embellishments to unearth for Mom’s craft project. She brought five crocheted angels to finish.

Two of the gang of five

Her local craft stores hadn’t stocked wired ribbon in the patterns she wanted for the angels’ skirts, but she knew it was only a matter of days before the holiday displays would appear. Sure enough, the day after she arrived we went shopping and found exactly what she wanted.

Last year we worked on the Christmas ornaments together, but attaching the angel skirts is really a one-woman job:

Lily dressing angels

These angels can be used as tree toppers, but I might just use mine as a table decoration. If it’s up at the top of the tree, you can’t seen the cool use of a party hat to make her stand up:

Mom also brought another topper:

She decided to use up the half-skeins of yarn left over from other projects through the years. She planned to donate all the hats to a local charity, but apparently my nieces snagged the first two she made, and she thought I would like the blue one (which I do). The charity will still have plenty of hats, however, because Mom was a prolific crocheter in years past – and she never throws out anything.

And you thought my pack rat tendencies just came from being a quilter!

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2 Responses to “Toppers”

  1. quiltfever Says:

    Tell your mom her angels are adorable.

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