Crafting with Lillie Mae's December 2010





Question:  Is the Christmas stocking half empty or half full? 


Story:  Christmas, for me, is both bittersweet and lovely.  As a child, there were many problems in the home.  Christmas was seen as a very materialistic holiday and so often times we (my sister and myself) were not allowed to "appreciate" our gifts.  Perhaps that is why to this day Christmas is my favorite holiday.


I've always seen Christmas though as a children's holiday and since Bob and I have no children, well....that makes Christmas a tad bittersweet.  However, I love what Christmas stands of God, life and family.  A time when you put yourself last and share yourself, your time, and your gifts with others. 


So the morale of the story is this; you can see the stocking half empty or half full, it's certainly up to you.'s so much easier, and certainly so much more fun, to see the stocking half full and so that is what I choose to do. 


I interpret my reality the way I want to live my being an optimist...this then becomes my reality as I look to the world for all it's possibilities.  You cannot step into my life without seeing that.


Those of you who have extended your hand to me in friendship...I thank you, and I feel blessed to know you.  I will always strive to be worthy of the kindness you all have shown me. 


I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a spectacular New Year.









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I have started a new line of ornies to decorate our homes not only for the holidays but also for seasonal changes and special social occasions.

 Seasonal Annie Pocket Ornies


Little Snowman

Christmas Pocket Ornie


This little snowman pocket ornie comes with full-size pattern pieces including instructions for the hat, the stocking, the gingerbread man, and the candy cane.  Pocket is approximately 10 inches tall with greenery.




Christmas Annie Shelf Sitter

This Annie is a must have for all Annie Collectors.  Beautifully simple and elegant, Annie sits for her Christmas portrait holding her Christmas gifts, Teddy and a prairie doll.  Annie is weighted to sit on shelves.  Approximately 19 inches tall.


Santa is easy peasy as he is all one pattern.  He carries his best friend with him, Lil' Snowman.  Pattern has full-size pattern pieces for both Santa and Lil' Snowman.

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