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!


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!