Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas


I have been so negligent of this blog lately, but I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas.  We will have family arriving tomorrow and my computer will be quiet for awhile as we celebrate with our family and friends.

In an effort to catch up a wee bit, I have had some exciting mail arriving in my mailbox.  First off was this delightful postcard from Linda.  We participated in the postcard swap that Sheila sponsored.  Her quilting on it is just wonderful and my little ones here love it.

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I also had a couple of really nice wins lately.  The first was from Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.  Look at these beautiful fabrics, folded in a Christmas star pattern – so clever.  Included in the package was a fabulous antique spool.  These have always fascinated me and I have a very small collection of them.  Needless to say, I was thrilled.

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Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe has had a daily giveaway for Christmas and I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the winners.  She has such gorgeous hand dyed fabrics, floss and supplies for stitching.  Look at these stunning colors of floss. 

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Last weekend DH and I took off to the beach for a couple of days before the busy week.  We enjoyed sitting on the beach watching the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets as we admired God’s color palette.  It was such a nice break from all of the busyness to relax and contemplate the real meaning of the season.

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In closing, I wish everyone a safe and blessed Christmas.  It will be 2015 before we know it.

21 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Looks like you've already gotten your Christmas in those wonderful wins :) Lovely pictures - God is indeed the CREATOR extraordinaire isn't He?!?

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!

Terry said...

Merry Christmas! :0)

Kathy said...

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Carla said...

Enjoy your Christmas. Looking forward to another year of quilty fun

QuiltSue said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You have some good luck, Mary! Those flosses are rich and vibrant and so pretty together. Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

beth s said...

Merry Christmas Mary! Enjoy time with your family. :)

Carol said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope your day is filled with love, peace, and laughter!

Stephanie said...

I have a collection of antique wooden spools...perhaps a bit more than one person needs. :o) Merry Christmas, Mary!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Merry Christmas, Mary ! God bless you and your family !!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Christmas blessings to you and your family.

Farm Quilter said...

Have a blessed Christmas and the best New Year ever!

Soma Acharya said...

Those are some lovely packages, Mary! The sunset picture is beautiful. Hope you had a great Christmas Eve and wishing you a wonderful Christmas day!

-Soma

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

There is nothing better than being at the beach, watching God paint the sky in the morning or evening (depending which beach you're at ha!). He is an amazing artist, and thanks for sharing some of His handiwork.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Michele said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Denise :) said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mary!!! :)

Jeanna said...

Congratulations on your wins...some very nice prizes. I hope you had a fantastic Christmas. Looking forward to following in 2015!

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your fun wins. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Linda Smith said...

Happy Belated Christmas Mary! Glad to hear that your littles like my Santa. You sure have been lucky with the giveaways. Nice wins! Gorgeous photos!

Michele said...

I think many of us have neglected our blogs of late but that happens this time of year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Ivory Spring said...

Those are such sweet gifts, Mary!! And I love those floss too.

And the colors of the scenery you took are gorgeous - reminds me of a batik palette.