which renewed my belief in miracles! We almost couldn’t believe it when we saw the snow falling, yet again, as our children left to visit their other family. There wasn’t a lot of snow, just enough to cover the grass (mostly), and make the streets a little slick in the early hours of the day before traffic melted the ice. But it was enough for me. Every year I wish for a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know – as a child. This year my wish was granted, but still meant that travel was reasonable. In the city about 150 km away, a few days before Christmas, they got a huge dump of snow, creating havoc for a day or two, then nothing, not even a glimpse of white on Christmas Day.
Our snow is mostly gone now too, which is okay with people wanting to get out and celebrate New Years – safer traveling.
We had some visitors who mostly just left their tracks:
But then we caught some glimpses of them:
And, despite the snow, we had some summer holdouts:
As much as I’d like to bring these indoors to enjoy, I know cutting them will only make them wilt within probably minutes, and now that it’s so cold, might kill the plant. But as long as it is cold, they’ll stay like this for a while yet.
Over Christmas, not much has been done in the way of quilting. Admittedly I’ve been a bit lazy, but in my defense, we’ve also had quite the social whirl between the regular celebrations, and when we had down-time, I just went down. So I’ve no projects even started to show you all.
But I have plans:
- Winter White Exchange (see my left side-bar) – I know what I want to do, just need to get the fabrics together
- A special quilt for a special person, that’ll be a surprise
- An applique quilt from a photo of a painting (photo given to me by the artist with her blessing to make a quilt)
- BOM at our LQS – I decided not to do a quilt, but rather to make projects from each block
- And at last finish up the binding on all the scrap quilts from 2010 It’s not a lot, but I’m sure more will come along as time goes by. I really don’t like to make New Years’ Resolutions, mostly because I tend to forget what I resolved to do, and they all come to naught. But I do like to set goals, hopefully realistic ones, for myself on
- shorter term bases. So these are enough for me.
- Oh, and on Boxing Day, we checked our mail box, and the Giveaway winning had arrived:
These lovelies will make for some fun this year, I’m sure. Thanks again Kim!
During the holiday season, I picked up on a blog that’s new to me. In Practical Faith, LC shares devotional thoughts that apply Scripture truths to life. I’ve found them a perfect daily devotional for me. At the same time, our former pastor, Jim, has renewed his regular blog postings at There’s More in You Than You Think. He uses this avenue to share God’s Word and teach, and never fails to inspire me and give me pause to think. I have fairly regularly through my life tried to practice regular devotional time, but am not very disciplined – these blogs make it easy, especially as I am a ‘follower’ and therefore they pop up on my reading list.
So that’s my life in the last two weeks (hard to believe so much time has gone by since my last post), and some of what I hope will come to pass in the next little while.
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year, safe celebrations, and a great start to the future! Blessings, Peg