It is now the Jewish month of Adar, which means we are entering into a very happy period on the Jewish calender, and that certainly is great news, right? Last night as my nine year old instinctively lay on the floor and started drawing this clown, I was taken down memory lane to all the sweet little clowns he has drawn over the years.....this one is just a bit more sophisticated, with fire crackers, that he is throwing on the ground and apparently a can of Coke (forbidden poison in our home, but available everywhere, unfortunately) in his pocket, sigh. At least he isn't smoking!
So dear readers, for those of us who celebrate the fabulous holiday of Purim, it is time to get into full gear, with costumes, decorations, and of course mishloach manot. I'll confess, I was in New York last week and stopped by Amazing Savings....their row of containers for Purim was enough to make anyone dizzy, and even I was swayed to buy something small, in my case drawstring burlap bags printed with a zig zag pattern which were easy to bring home and will make cute treat bags. Of course I'll crochet a flower or something to adorn the bag, but no major crafting to do.....not that there isn't enough to do, I've got to whip up three of the best costumes in town as usual!
This year we are going to be a fisherman (as in on a boat), a paper doll, and spaghetti and meatballs! All somewhat do-able, and no intensive crocheting involved, but rather some sewing! I'll keep you posted, and wishing you all a very joyful new month!