and what is eggnog without freshly grated nutmeg on the top? I know that is of utmost importance to me! Here's a link to an eggnog recipe from a cute blog called Six Drinks Too Many - isn't that a great name!
Here's a little elf that would be perfect for our 2-year-old grandson
The tradition of hanging evergreens in the home is not a new one. Ancient people from around the world believed that the greenery would ward off evil spirits and ill health.
Martin Luther is said to have decorated the first Christmas tree way back in the 1500s. Legend has it that he was walking in the woods at night, composing his sermon. He was so taken by the appearance of an evergreen tree shining in the moonlight, that he went home, cut down a small tree, brought it into the house and decorated it with candles.
When I think of Christmas, I often think of the lovely embroidered linens and ornaments.
Here are some cute little gloves that were easily embellished with embroidered snowflakes:
And I love this hand-embroidered St. Nick ornament
Wild Olive has a lot of cute embroidery on her blog, including some for Christmas
Thanks for dropping by. While I can't show you any of my hand-dyes and eco prints right now, I'm having fun sharing an alphabetical Advent with you.
|daybreak over the city: 12-5-12|