Happy St. Nicholas Day!
We’re struggling a little over what to do for Christmas decorations. Christmas tree or no Christmas tree? For the past two years, we have not had a Christmas tree for Christmas day. Although we had a tree set up at our house, we spent those Christmas days in NYC. I have yet to see a Christmas tree-selling stand here in London. In DC, they seem to be all over the place after Thanksgiving, in every empty lot or church parking lot. Through online searches, I’ve found a few scattered garden stores that sell trees here, but after buying lights and a stand, it seems a small table-top size will run over $100. Our flat has a nice-sized olive tree, so we’re thinking of just getting a string of lights to make it a little festive. Michael thinks an olive tree is more authentic. The German me says, “No way!”
Before we left DC, I also bought some tissue paper and contact paper to make some colorful stars for our windows. Barbara and I had made some of these when the kids were small, so I thought this would be a good space-saving craft to do once more. So far, this is what I’ve done:
Plus I finished knitting my vest, just need to sew in the ends.
And I started a new knitting project, which will be a Christmas gift. I’m about half finished with this new project.
So I have been a crafty lady!