I was asked to make some stars for an upcoming Advent service at our church. The theme is Follow the Star. I wasn't sure what was needed, so after some discussion I decided to make banners for the pulpit and lectern. I found a paper pieced star on the Internet that measured about 6 x 9 and I blew it up on my printer to the size I needed.
The Advent service is sponsored by one of the Women's groups in our church and is just for women. The organizers asked the quilting group to make the stars for decoration during the service.
I am also on the Decor Committee which decorates the church for each church season. This year the theme is metallics, so I made my star banners in gold and silver.
I have also been asked to host a table for the tea that follows the Advent service. That means bringing dishes from home as well as decorations, tablecloth, etc. to make my table unique. This is the 2nd or 3rd year for the tea. I have been to the service, but not the tea. The thinking is that many people have sets of Christmas dishes and decorations and get so little use out of them, that this tea is a fun way to share and enjoy each other's stuff. I don;t happen to have any Christmas dishes, so I am improvising. I made a trip to Stein's this week as well as Hobby Lobby and Joann's looking for ideas for decorations. The lady at Stein's who makes up their displays spent some time with me showing me how to put together a neat table arrangement. So far I have only spent around $10 and have a good start. I got more than $10 worth of advice from her. I will try to remember to take a photo of the table when I get it all set up. Should be fun.