Monday, November 21, 2005

Lemuel

I finished my latest Santa, Lemuel, yesterday. His name means "devoted to God" in Hebrew. He is dressed in a gorgeous vintage drapery fabric given to me by my friend (and neighbor), Linda. I made him a tabard from a tea-stained vintage lace doily. A very old piece of bronzy gold seam tape ties front to back. His hat is trimmed with a vintage scrap of lace, a twinkle button and tassel. I added two antique black glass and gold (they may actually be real jet) buttons to his sleeves. He is holding a darling little prayer book (copyright 1936) with beautiful illustrations called The Little Keys to Heaven.

Today, I need to really get down to some serious work on two brochures (in a rush, of course) from a major account. I hate it when work interferes with my play time...

3 comments:

kay susan said...

Connie, he is fantastic!

Sharkeysday said...

Wow! I love him! I hate the whole work/play conundrum too...be fun if I could just tell them I had other "work " to do! :-)

Conni said...

Thanks, Kay Susan and Mary-Frances.
I'd really like to get a few more done (I have a few more started) but the real "work" has to come first. The cats have to eat...