A Year In England – December – Lockerbie

December 1988 – The short days of winter, which have never been my favorite, made lighter by  Christmas decorations. After several years of having a four-foot tall artificial tree on my dining table, a live tree stood in the middle of the combination lounge/dining room. Decorated with borrowed lights and tinsel, some of my jewelry, … Read more A Year In England – December – Lockerbie

Toy Trains: A Personal Essay

I don’t remember Christmas when I was two years old. Pictures show me smiling as I sit on my new tricycle. On the floor around me are my other gifts, including a small train track with a few cars on it. According to the story, my dad wanted to get me a toy train set … Read more Toy Trains: A Personal Essay

Candy Canes: A Personal Essay

There were always candy canes in our stockings on Christmas morning. According to Momma, Santa not only put gifts under the tree, he also filled our stockings and left a candy cane at the top. Each December, we pulled our stockings out with the rest of the Christmas decorations. Handmade for us by Grandma, we … Read more Candy Canes: A Personal Essay

How To Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

Granny Square Christmas Stockings one red and one white

Here’s an idea to use your leftover pieces of yarn, especially if they are in holiday colors. Crochet a granny square then sew together and add a way to hang. You have a small Christmas stocking to decorate your tree or home. Granny squares are easy to make, making them the perfect project for someone … Read more How To Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking