So, who else is thinking ahead and making plans for Advent and Christmas? With my younger children out of town I have quite the list of little projects I am hoping to complete over the next week, including wrapping some of the Christmas gifts I had (thankfully) purchased throughout the year as well as wrapping up books for this year's Advent & Christmas Book Baskets and St. Nicholas Day! I'll try and post a complete list sometime, but my new picks for this year do include those pictured in the basket above: Bambinelli Sunday (a newly published book by Amy Welborn), Kersti and Saint Nicholas (written by Hilda van Stockum, originally published in 1940 and reprinted in 2010!), and The Dolls' Christmas (OOP, I finally found an inexpensive used copy earlier this year!).
I am also going to be making some little "Angel" ornaments for a Jesse Tree Swap which Karen generously offered to host this morning on Facebook! We will still use our original well loved felt Jesse Tree, along with our beautiful set of Jesse Tree Treasures Ornaments, but I am very excited to add a handmade set to our collection as well! If you are interested in joining the swap go sign up now!