Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ice Skate Ornies

Hello , sorry I haven't posted much lately or been by to visit . I got sick a couple weeks ago and that turned into a nasty cold which I am just now starting to get over a little bit but still fighting it and I have been very busy sewing some ornaments the past few days .I thought I would show you one of them my favorite I think . When I was young I grew up on a farm and one of the things I loved to do was ice skate .I would find any frozen piece of water I could to skate on , one of the places I would find it was close to the cattle tank, water that had over flown which was not much but enough to make a young girl that wanted to skate very happy and I would stay out there until my mom made me come into the house it was always a treat when there was homemade hot cocoa waiting to warm me up after.
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I went to a very small school in the country with about 63 kids in the whole school ,8 kids in my grade and every winter they would make a spot for us to skate they would build the structure and fire trucks would bring the water in and we would have to wait for it to freeze . I spent allot of time on that ice and the memories have remained with me today . every Christmas I pull a very special ornament from my collection that is placed on our tree it is a pair of skates my mom purchased for me at a craft show . Tiny skates made from white felt with red trim and a paper clip as the blades . when I put them on the tree I remember those days and I think of my mom and they bring a smile .
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After seeing several different Ice Skate ornaments while looking around online it kind-of tugging at my heart I decided to set down and come up with my own and this is what I ended up with . I am playing around making different styles right now and even ended up making a pair of Santa boots from the pattern that I will show you later .funny how one thing can get you going and spark new ideas as you are working with it . so if you don't see me for a few days you will know I am setting at my desk busy making ornaments LOL I also want to make a large pair of skates for my front door and just might get a set done to put up on ebay that's the plan anyway :) I have a couple special packages I need to get finished up first for some swaps I am in which will soon be on there way :) OK I am off to run some errands then back to sewing Have a Blessed Day
Renae



6 comments:

Peddlin'Treasures said...

Ohh so cute... Wonderful job too I must say.

Sure hope you are on the mend. The nasty colds and flues that go around this time of year!!

Kay

basketsnprims said...

Sorry you have been so sick and I hope you are feeling a little better. I love those skates, just a wonderful job. Happy Thanksgiving.

blessings,
~ Pam ~

Stina said...

I Love them... :o)
You have done a fantastic job on them... :o)
So glad you are getting better too..

Mel said...

Ick, I hope to stay away from the winter bug/s.

Love your Ice skates!

KKJD1 said...

So glad you are feeling better. What beautiful skates! I have some just like the ones your mom gave you too. I sure hope you show us the ones for the door! Hope you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Karen

Stacey said...

Ohhhh how BEAUTIFUL!! Love your skates!

I used to skate all day long myself when younger.

Hope you're feeling better!! :)