Christmas was magical here. Family gathered, good food, warm house, twinkling lights and a visit from Santa. We simply spent time together with our friends and family and enjoyed each other.
The magic of Christmas touched me from afar as well. I was touched by the wishes from many of you and special gifts from new friends.
Beth, of Modern Jax sent me a rotating light for my silver 50’s pom tree. She had an extra and sent it to me when she read I didn’t have one. We have enjoyed our tree so much more this year. Thank you, Beth. Your generosity brought us much joy and we will think of you each year when we set up this special tree.
Michele, of Calico Daisy sent me the most beautiful pieces of redwork embroidery simply because I said I liked them. I’m almost done with the project where I’m using them. They (and Michele) deserve a post of their own. This week you’ll see them and learn more about Michele and the collaboration that she offers for all us quilters.
Terri of Purple and Paisley emailed me one day letting me know that my blog was all out of wack…lots of weird spaces and pictures and text not in the right places. I’m a blog novice, so I didn’t have a clue. Isn’t it great when someone cares enough to let you know when things aren’t quite right. She did it so sweetly and offered to help me. With a few emails back and forth I was able to figure things out. (at least I think so). Thanks Terri. What a great gift you gave me.
I waited obediently to open my SSCS gift. It was worth the wait. My secret santa was Catherine, otherwise known as The Quilting Canuck. I had her blog on my reader and was merrily reading her blog not knowing that she was my partner. I received a gorgeous log cabin quilt. The picture simply doesn’t do it justice. The colors are spectacular! She also gave me a needle felting kit. I’ve wanted to learn, and now I can. And then there was chocolate, but not just any old chocolate…special for me from Canada. I’m savoring those little by little. Thanks so much Catherine. I’m glad we’re already connected through our blogs. I so appreciate the time you put into this quilt for me. It will hang in my studio where I can look at it every day.
I was given a Kreativ Blogger award by Lisa of Candlelite Quilter. Thanks Lisa. You give me a gift every time you come by to visit.
Emily from Em’s Scrapbag gave me The Spirit of Christmas Award. I was thrilled. I’m supposed to list five things I love about Christmas. I’m going to let the lyrics from one of my favorite Christmas songs say it for me.
Old City Bar by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
“If you want to arrange it, this world you can change it.
If we could somehow… make this Christmas thing last.
By helping a neighbor, or even a stranger.
To know who needs help, you need only just ask.”
I’m not very good at the whole awards thing, but I would love to honor these ladies with the Spirit of Christmas award. These are the types of acts that will make Christmas last all year long, stay in our hearts and enter the hearts of others.
Beth of Modern Jax
Michele of Calico Daisy
Catherine of the Quilting Canuck
Lisa of Candlelite Quilter
Emily of Em’s Scrapbag
Terri of Purple and Paisley
Let's make this Christmas thing last.