Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Behind the Curve but Still on Track


Sunday marked the beginning of Advent. I realized this reality a bit late. Where did the time go? I had all these grand plans to stitch these beautiful Jesse Tree Ornaments from a kit I purchased online last year. I should have begun this project in October at the latest, but as life often does, life got in the way. I began stitching on Saturday. Just a tad late, right? As of today, I have four stitched, but unfinished, with 24 to go. Yeah, it's not happening this year. I'll continue working at this project with a goal to finish before Leo arrives. That's an achievable goal.

So what to do for a devotional instead? When I first began blogging, I had no idea what a rich resource I would find among the Catholic blogging community. So many of my blogging buddies recommended this Advent Devotional from A Holy Experience. I downloaded, printed, stapled the booklet, and cut out the lovely paper Jesse Tree ornaments yesterday. We began our devotionals this morning. Three days in and just getting started is not too bad in my book lately. I must say, this is one of the most beautiful devotionals I've ever read for Advent and it is free!

What are you doing to prepare? Check out A Holy Experience's Jesse Tree Advent Devotional for your family. It's never to late to start.
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8 comments:

Tonya said...

We're using the same one this year!!!

Katie said...

We are using it too! I love it.

Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

How awesome you were still able to find something!The Jesse Tree totally got away from me this year and when I found that same resource...our printer broke! But we are busy with our St Andrew Novena now. God finds a way!

Our Family said...

You did an absolutely beautiful job on that Jesse Tree Ornament!

Lori Hickman said...

I found you searching the web for Jesse Tree cross stitch patterns. I have come up empty save for one site with some patterns that I feel aren't that pretty. I remember seeing this same one that you've got a few years back but didn't purchase at the time unfortunately. I contacted the site owners a year or so after I first saw it to inquire about purchasing the patterns since there was no way to purchase it through the site and got no response from them. The site has since been taken down. So I have a crazy question to ask you. Is there any possible way I could purchase a copy of the patterns from you?

Maurisa said...

Lori,

I am so sad that company doesn't sell the patterns anymore! I threw away the email that had the patterns, but let me see if I can find them on my computer. Since they no longer sell the patterns I think it would be fine to just give them to you. Email me at mamamayerle at mac dot com and if I find the patterns I'll email them to you. I still haven't finished these, but I am finally putting on the final touches and we will finally use them this year!

Maurisa said...

Lori,

I am so sad that company doesn't sell the patterns anymore! I threw away the email that had the patterns, but let me see if I can find them on my computer. Since they no longer sell the patterns I think it would be fine to just give them to you. Email me at mamamayerle at mac dot com and if I find the patterns I'll email them to you. I still haven't finished these, but I am finally putting on the final touches and we will finally use them this year!

Lori Hickman said...

Thanks Maurisa! I just sent you a message.