I have a confession. I still think these are pretty:
my Christmas sweaters.
and I have an excuse, the little people I'm around all day also think they are pretty. A couple years ago, I started feeling silly and uncomfortable while wearing them. So, for the most part, I've given them up. Especially last December when this very sweater was pictured in a segment on CBS News Sunday morning about Ugly sweaters.
Since I still like to dress a little holiday-ish, I accessorize instead. I love sparkly pins and scarves. It's a lifelong thing. My mom said that when I was little, "We didn't have much money, so instead of decorating the house, we decorated Susanne." When we ordered new school shirts a friend said, "Don't worry, you can stick some bling on it." My sparkling problem is no secret.
Here is quick rundown of how to make my latest crafty necklace:
A horribly blurry picture of the supplies:
1. a velvety necklace cord
2. some tiny little colorful threads (from a little sewing kit, a gift from a student last year)
String the red and green spools on the cord in an AB pattern (first-grade talk)
Wear with a red turtleneck sweater for just the right amount of Christmas spirit.
Why I love living in the country:
This morning, we went out to pick up sausage biscuits for breakfast.
This little guy was in the parking lot:
We stopped to chat and he snorted (and was a little stinky.) He was very friendly.
I wondered where he was headed on such a cold morning.