I hope this finds you well
and enjoying the peace and beauty of these
almost winter days.
There's so much to take in!
I have to remember to
*breathe and notice.*
I'm not quite sure what to write in this post.
Last evening, I spent an hour or more
working on a post and published it.
This morning, I opened my dashboard
and the post is just gone.
Has that ever happened to you before?
Anyway. I guess I'll try again!
Last week did not go as planned.
I have been busy with many things.
Mostly getting back on top of this
rambling home of ours after our
most glorious and fun, and memorable Thanksgiving.
We had sleep-overs
with kids and grandkids.
Guitar music and sweet voices
filled the room as we sang some of our
old favorites and new songs.
the beauty of the season and everyday
life in song is one of my favorite things.
And there's something very special in that
kind of singing.
And to hear our grand children lift their requests
to heaven during family prayer
was one of the sweetest things I can think of.
So sincere and pure.
Our Apples to Apples game got
very wild and crazy.
My oldest daughter said, "It was a blast!"
A little organized chaos always adds fun and laughter!
And watching the little to pre-teen kids play Twister
was a highlight for sure!
Blessed would describe our time together best.
And I'm so grateful.
It won't be like that every year because
the travelers can't always break away.
They were very brave to drive
900 miles with a 6 month
and two year old. And then back
home again through icey Texas and Oklahoma.
Are your hands busy with creating
gifts and offerings for this wondrous season?
I hope you're having a most enjoyable and fulfilling time.
And that you're experiencing the warmth that just
seems to surround us during this time.
delicious hot drinks
wild birds and
animals outside your window
working with your hands
(we have ever so many lights)
Here's a bit of what I've been doing.
They are pretty quick and easy.
One could use them as ornaments,
gift tags or package embellishments.
I made a pattern and cut two pieces
of the chosen card stock or paper.
The plan was then to sew them together
and stuff them with pillow filling.
After finishing the sewing,
I used my crop-o-dile to set
an eyelet in each one. It makes them stronger
and I like the finished look.
I, then, trimmed around the outside edge with
a pair of zig-zag craft scissors
to give them a tree branch look.
Then comes the fun of embellishing.
I just used whatever I had that
co-ordinated with the paper that I chose.
I enjoy this kind of detail work very much!
And these days, I'm lighting a candle
to remind me, while I'm working, to
pray for my friends and family.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
And thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging
comments that you leave here.
What kind of things have you been doing?
Peace and joy to you all..