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.
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 .
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


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!!


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.

~ 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!! :)