Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another Year Gone By

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Wow. It's hard to believe it's been over a month since my last post here. I've been keeping pretty busy at the senior citizen's center conducting craft classes and decorating the center for the holidays.

You can see at left some of what was done to prepare the center to bring in the holiday season in grand style. There used to be an old mirrored disco ball hanging from the ceiling that had seen better days so we took off all the mirrors and covered the ball to look like a giant combination tree ornament/mistletoe ball. JoAnne Biswakarma, the center director, is seen at left cutting and glueing the greenery to the ball to give it that mistletoe look. The main hall was decorated for Christmas in red and green while one end of the hall was decorated for Hanukkah in blue and silver. The members of the center love their holiday decorations and we typically leave them up straight through February, making some minor changes to accomodate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day, two holidays that feature red as a prominent color theme. They come down at the end of February, giving way to Saint Patrick's Day green and the heralding of spring.

December saw me busy working at Christmas crafts for my senior ladies. My favorites are cards and ornaments so we made two of each. I was very fortunate to have received a phenomenal donation of crafting supplies from a fellow Freecycler who was downsizing her craft stash...22 boxes to be exact. That huge bonanza gave me nearly everything I needed to put together all of the  projects on this page. Even the tiny crocheted wreath for the Santa Claus card was part of those supplies. All I had to do was put everything together. It was wonderful.

The new year is upon us so there is no rest for this creative diva. I've got to come up with something to ring in the Chinese Year of the Dragon on January 23rd.

See you next year!

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva