Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Sativa Peterson has a tale to craft -- or is it a craft to tale?
Please join us tonight, Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Crescent Ballroom, as we present Chow Bella's first-ever public reading, featuring several entries from the "Eating Christmas" series, read by the authors, including Peterson.
My Grandma and her sisters liked to try and out craft one another.
A new craft project would start with one of them, but spread like wildfire to the other sisters once they had been exposed to the craft du jour. One whole year when I was a kid they began making Christmas ornaments. The ornaments were "people" made out of two brightly colored silk Christmas balls stacked on top of one another, the lower-ball forming the torso, the upper becoming the head. They each had different hats and feet and hairstyles made out of felt and push pins and chenille pipe cleaners, and pom-poms, and sequins, and yarn, and sticky tacky craft glue and the magical ingredient - glitter.