Sunday, December 31, 2006

What Would I Wish For

Here it is, the Eve of another New Year. As I sit here in my living room and day breaks around me, its so hard to wrap my mind around the fact that another whole year has come and gone! Yesterday my hand held two little socks in belonging to grandson Mason, already almost four years old and the other belonging to his baby brother Elliot, only a few weeks old ~ and I was struck by the swift passage of time.

I don't have any profound thoughts that I am vain enough to force on you, but I only wanted to wish anyone reading this a year full of joy in the good times and hope in the bad. I wish for everyone a warm and sunny spot in their own home to curl up with a good book, some wonderful knitting or delightful spinning and for the glow of that sunshine to encourage and renew you!

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(Picture above from my living room, at my fireplace...note the knitting, the books and the crack in the stone wall, but also the glimpse of Mason's picture and the soft glow of the sun - all good representatives of my daily life)

I wish for you a family around you full of hugs and kisses, and for a life full of purpose. And while I am not naive enough to believe that everyone will be blessed with all of those things, I am reminded of my favorite verse in the that sustains and encourages me when I need it. I will share it with you:

"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope...Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are NEW every morning; great is your faithfullness." Lamentations 3:21-23

And what I CAN wish for you is that you have hope for each new day of this coming New Year....Happy New Year!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Harvest Sock Swap '06

Here is part of a beautiful package I received from Nancy in Missouri for the Harvest Sock Swap '06.

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(Grey kitten did NOT come in the package...but he couldn't resist helping me take photos!)

These amazing stitch markers were nestled in the bottom of a gift bag of beautiful fibers from Nancy's own critters! I just can't wait to start spinning some of this, and will always be reminded of Nancy when I do! I have a photo to share of the fiber, too, but Photobucket is being difficult and I will have to post it another day (maybe when I am spinning it?) Also included were some pretty cute sheepy soaps, too!

Thank you, Nancy, for your thoughtful gifts...just right for a spinning fanatic!

Monday, December 25, 2006

A Christmas of Joys

Merry, Merry Christmas Everyone!

A few Christmas time photos for you to enjoy ~

Our newest delight, baby grandson Elliot, born December 15th (ahead of his Christmas Eve due date) with (now) big brother Mason:

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Please notice Elliot's festive Christmas attire, compliments of his Aunt Mo...a tradition she started with my daughter and has continued with the boys.

And a sleeping kitten ~

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(We do not allow the kittens to eat or play with tinsel...I was decorating and turned to find O'Malley sound asleep like this!)

O'Malley the kitten is one half of the dynamic duo of kittens now residing in our house ~ his yet unnamed brother is stalking around the perimeter SOMEWHERE!

What else is there to say about the joy of Christmas? From our home to yours....may God be born and made real to hearts today as He was born onto this earth so many years ago.