I’ve been thinking a lot about the celebration of Christmas this year. My grandmother Hazel Jones Uthoff made us many ornaments. She was quite the women’s club member in the 1970s and made just about every kind of craft imaginable. I especially remember her applehead dolls with old dish soap bodies. Every year she would make a different ornament for family and friends. My mother pulled ornaments out of a deeper part of the Christmas drawer this year, so in addition to our favorites we have every year we had a few different ones. I thought as we are putting away the Christmas ornaments for another year, you might like to see some of her handiwork.
UPDATED December 22 2018: I enlarged the photos and added my signature block.
Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.