"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

On The Seventh Day of Christmas!

"On The Seventh Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me......   Seven Swans A Swimming,
Six Geese A Laying.........
Five Golden Rings!
Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves, and A Partridge in a Pear Tree!"

The pond outside my window has frozen over this morning.  So,  those poor beautiful swans are not able to swim today. Instead, they are nestled, all snug and warm among the brushes.....

So, for today, my true love has given me, instead, this lovely design, for me to share with you.

For each day of the 'Twelve Days of Christmas', please tell me, in your comments, for  EACH DAY'S GIFT, if you would like for your name to be entered, for that particular gift,  for the GRANDE DRAWING ON JANUARY 6TH.  I hope that helps to clarify things a bit for everyone:)

May You All Be Blessed With A Very Joyous And Peaceful New Year in 2012.

Friday, December 30, 2011

"On The Sixth Day of Christmas"

"On the Sixth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me, Six Geese A Laying.......
Five Golden Rings!  Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves........
And a Partridge in A Pear Tree!"

The Six Geese Were No Where To Be Found Today, but on This Special 6th Day of Christmas,
My special gift to you is:
If This is the Gift That You Hope to Receive,
Please leave a comment for me.
I Wish You a Very Happy 6th Day of Christmas!

Blessings to You Dear Friends!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Celebration of The 12 Days of Christmas!

For our Family, the joy of  celebration began on Christmas Day, with the beginning of Epiphany, from the birth of the Baby Jesus, and continuing for 12 more Days of Christmas, through January 6th.  In our Western culture, that is when the Biblical Magi found the Baby Jesus.

We carry the love, peace and joy of our Savior's birth, in our hearts everyday, not just at Christmas.  This year, it has been a great joy to meet so many wonderful new friends, since I first began my stitching blog.  It has and continues to be a source of enrichment and sharing with each and every one of you, and it is through the beautiful threads that connect us with one another, that I have come to treasure new friendships.

"On The First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me.... These lovely designs, complete with linen, threads and some lovely sewing tools!
"Quaker Christmas II" (Bygone Stitches)
Gorgeous Linen, Threads and Cute Little Sheep Needle Minder!
Three Adorable LHN Christmas /Winter Designs!

A pair of beautiful scissors
were found among the branches of
our Christmas Tree!
Recently, I came across a lovely post, written by my dear friend, Jo, who shared some wonderful Christmas photos and descriptions of her Family traditions, as part of sharing in "The 12 Days of Christmas in Blogland".
It was originally begun by Evalina, and there are several other participants too!  I decided that, even though I am a little late in starting on Day 5, it would still be fun to do.

And so, dear friends, I would like to share with you, an opportunity to receive ONE of my special gifts, that I offer to you, in celebration for each of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." 

"On The First Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me....A Partridge in a Pear Tree"..... 

I don't have a Partridge in a Pear Tree for you, so I am offering:

"On The Second Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me...
Two Turtle Doves, and A Partridge in A Pear Tree..."

I may not have Two Turtle Doves, but I have Two Very Special "Love Birds.."

"On The Third Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me, Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves, and A Partridge in A Pear Tree!"

My goodness, but I don't happen to have Three French Hens, but I can offer you:
"On The Fourth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me..... Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and A Partridge In a Pear Tree!"  

Since I don't happen to have room for Four Calling Birds This Christmas, My gift to you will be:

"On The Fifth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me......Five Golden Rings!
Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in A Pear Tree!"

I searched and searched, in vain, but alas... My Five Golden Rings cannot be found anywhere, and so I must offer you this lovely "Christmas Poinsettia Sampler" instead, with FIVE little treasures!
FIVE Delightful Treasures To Stitch!
A Sampler, Needleroll, Ornament, Tin Cover and A Gift Bag Set too!
To receive one of my gifts, this what you will need to do:
*Share, in your comments, something special about your own family traditions.
*Please tell me that you are one of my dear followers.
*Tell me, for which Day and Gift, you wish to enter, for your name to be selected for ONE of my gifts.
*If you don't have a blog, please be sure that I have your email address so that I can contact you.
*All Entries Must Be Received by January 6th @ Midnight.  I will draw the names of my Gift Recipients on January 7th, and notify the Lucky Recipients!

For tonight, I leave you with this sweet little prayer, that I recently found tucked away in my childhood Bible:  
                                        " A Little Prayer Especially for You"
"May warm sun shine upon your day, and stars light up your night.
May you always know the road to take, when the forks turn left and right.

May roses shed their fragrance, And birds sing all the way.
As good friends walk beside you, to add joy to every day.

May all of life's little shadows, Be brightened from above,
And your heart feel all of the happiness of our Heavenly Father's Love."

Blessings to All of You Sweet Friends!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Lovely "Vintage Christmas" Design Giveaway

This is a lovely design, called "Vintage Christmas", being offered by Carin, Stitches by Carin, in a very special giveaway.  Please check out her wonderful stitching blog, (on the December 19th post), for details about her drawing on Jan. 1st, 2012.
Isn't this a truly sweet design?  I love it and would be so thrilled to have it, wouldn't you?

Blessings in Stitches to You Dear Friends!

Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)