I love holiday traditions. I love the old ones. I love making new ones.
Some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions are eating dinner with my mother's side of the family. All 60+ of us. Eating crackers and gravy (yes, together, I think it's a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, but I'm not sure). Drinking homemade root beer. And lots of it. Ooh, and Christmas shopping. (Although I bailed on the early-morning Black Friday rush and ordered online this year.)
And a new tradition that I've started is the Thanksgiving skirt. I made one for last Thanksgiving and decided I wanted a new one for this Thanksgiving, so a new tradition was born.
It's the same pattern as the last skirt I made. I was determined to make one that fit. I cut off about six inches total, and it's still a little big. But, it fits much better.
And what makes it more special is that it was made 100% from my stash. The corduroy. The zipper. The thread. And the buttons. Now that's a tradition I like.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?