A little taste of the holidays in February

>> Monday, February 1, 2010

Each year on the day after Thanksgiving we scour the mountain for just the right tree. The menfolk cut it down and haul it back to the truck. We walk through the woods sometimes through snow, sometimes not.  Back at the trucks the trees are loaded in the back and our lunchtime picnics are pulled out. Hampers of food full of Thanksgiving leftovers and goodies baked for this day. A thermos for coffee and another of hot chocolate. Giggling, story telling, good food shared with friends and tree cutting. 

This weekend my husband surprised each of us with a special present. A reminder of that special day and the month of Christmas that follows.  Using  a saved portion of our Christmas tree trunk he....

And created pencil holders for all of us.
He sealed them with a clear sealant and used a sodering iron to put the date on the bottom.  Placed on our tables and desks we each now have a small reminder of our Christmas tree. 
And if you don't have any pencils that need to be stored then lollipops will do in a pinch :) 


Kathy February 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

That is SO cool!

amy February 1, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

Those are great!

larissa February 1, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

From you Christmas tree!? how cool is that. we have three of these that we bought from Tonya's shop (natural earth farm) and we love them. LOVE that these have sentimental meaning!

Jessica February 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

If only I had a drill...I think I know where to find one--great idea!

affectioknit February 1, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

Awesome! I'll file that one away for next year...

Kristyn Knits February 1, 2010 at 6:59 PM  

how special of him to create these for you! what a great idea!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: February 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

Love this!!! He's a keeper - LOL

Here's another idea for your Christmas tree.... my dad always cuts the trunk up to use as firewood. Burns the yule log the following year! (personally I would rather have a pencil holder)

Rachael Rabbit February 2, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

hum - pencils or lollypops .... hard decision (sugar wins everytime!)

ColorSlut February 2, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

WOW. You totally impress me you logical knitter and wood worker you! :)

Woolly Stuff February 3, 2010 at 3:17 AM  

wow, that's a lovely idea! it's good to have something a bit more solid to back up memories..

stitching under oaks February 3, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

what a great idea! too bad we have an artificial tree....I'll have to look for some branches in the woods. these would be great gifts.

Sam February 4, 2010 at 5:03 AM  

What a great idea! Love them.

MadMad February 4, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

Oh, that is awesome; and so sweet! What a great guy!

(As an aside... I'm very troubled that my word verification below is "coogr." Ew. Are they trying to tell me something? And what exactly?!)

5orangepotatoes February 6, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

I love that this was from your Christmas tree. What a wonderful gift.

UK lass in US February 18, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

What a great idea - I love that.

Renee March 26, 2010 at 5:38 AM  

Great project!

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