Thursday, March 28
Anyway, my mom gave me a yard of fabric in the fall and I immediately knew that it was meant for palm sunday. A boutique with a base of purple (for lent) and a fern/leaf pattern that reminded me of palms, it was perfect. I originally wanted the boys to use fabric markers and inlay a table runner with their art work of the triumphal entry, but decided on a simple underlay (mostly because I can't find my fabric markers... maybe they are in storage?) It is simple, two layers of fabric with a bit of machine quilting to give a bit of interest. I also cut out new robes and palms from fabric and felt. We've lost quite a few over the years (I made our first ones here).
We had a bigger Jerusalem Sunday and the little red truck is a later addition, but I always love to see the interacting with the Biblical story and their here-and-now play; melding the sacred and their daily life. Yes, when the story has been played with and even added too, I am glad; scripture is not fragile and they are discovering that these stories are for them. And I am discovering that these stories are indeed forming their imaginations and that makes a mama's heart very grateful indeed!