Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Swaps: 18 down, 10 more to go

So one of the swaps we signed-up for this season is a Jesse Tree swap from the 4real forum. The Jesse Tree is an ancient symbol -- it records the Jesus' family tree through symbols. Here are the symbols normally incorporated in a Jesse Tree:
  • Earth Apple & Snake
  • Mary
  • Ark & Rainbow
  • Camel & Tent
  • Lamb
  • Colorful Coat
  • Doorway With blood
  • Tablet With 10 Numbers
  • Cluster of Grapes
  • Stick With bronze serpent
  • Whale
  • Sheaf of Wheat
  • Slingshot
  • Scroll
  • Stump With Leaf
  • Lion & Lamb together
  • Dove & Crown
  • Shepherd’s Staff
  • Cross
  • Heart With Writing
  • Bethlehem
  • Fiery Furnace
  • Brick Wall
  • Star
  • Candle or Light
  • Angel
  • Baby in Manger

We are making the colorful coats -- the coat Jacob made for Joseph. We made 18 of the colorful coats yesterday:

We'll finish these up today and send them off to a very nice lady in Washington, D.C. who will then sort through all the symbols and create a package for each of the participants with each of the 28 symbols so we'll be able to have a complete Jesse Tree from many of our friends at 4Real!

4 comments:

Matilda said...

Those are so pretty! Our fiery furnaces need one more little detail added and then they will be done. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Elizabeth said...

I *love* these coats! The swap is a great idea!

Christine M said...

That's great to have a swap for things. We always just try to make our own ornaments. One per day. We do great for the first week - and then get bogged down. Last year we may have finally made it all the way through - but there were some Saturdays where we were doing a week's worth at once - not really the idea. But I do love the Jesse Tree idea during Advent.

Kristen Laurence said...

These are terrific!