Hello dear friends! I do hope everyone has been enjoying beautiful days, with a lovely Martinmas festival if you celebrate it.
Ours was a nice and simple day. Pretty exciting that I was finally able to make one of these star lanterns. I tried two years in a row and this is my first successful one, though far from perfect. I actually gave up twice during the day, but as the late afternoon was growing darker I became once again determined, and suddenly I had it. The watercolor painting I used was one I painted when Chloe was in Kindergarten. The girls took the scrap pieces and decided to cut out a bunch of little stockings to be holiday decorations. Chloe had earlier in the week made such a nice centerpiece with apples and an orange candle on a little tree round, we didn't want to take away the apples so we gathered them around the lantern.
We also brought out our lanterns from last year.
And we read magical stories from Tiptoes Lightly. June Berry and Tom Nutcracker have their lantern festival at school, an angel leads the children on their lantern walk and then tells the the story of St. Martin's Light.
The light of faithful knowing. Such a wonderful thing to celebrate!