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Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year's Blessing For You.....And "On The Eighth Day of Christmas"

I am thankful for the Gift of Your Friendship over the past year and look forward to our journey together in the New Year of 2012.

Today is also the "Eighth Day of Christmas", on which "My True Love Gave to Me.....
Eight Maids A Milking
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 Eight Maids A Milking, Slept In Late Today, and Forgot to Do The Milking, Sooooooo....
My Gift  for You on This Eighth Day Will Be........

And so, dear friends, if this is a gift for which you would like to be considered,
Please remember to tell me, in your comments.......
Something about those very special MEMORIES
Of  your own Christmas and Holiday family traditions.

Praying that You and Your Loved Ones
Will Be Abundantly Blessed in the Coming Year Ahead,
That You Will Experience
Love, Peace, Contentment, and Joy To Fill Your Lives Every Day

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord,
"Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
Plans to give you hope and a future."
(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)


  1. another beautiful post..i love it..please count my name for this lovely pin cushion giveaway..i love it with my heart..
    i truly love the time when my papa was with us and we share so many happy new year nights together..hugging and kissing..i miss those days..
    thank you love cucki xx

  2. Thank you for the chance to win this!! I would love to stitch it!!!!
    A special memory for me is my mom making her dressing on Christmas Eve....we always sampled it when it was done. Even on my mom's last Christmas, when she had alzheimers, she made her dressing....I snapped a photo of her cutting up the ingredients for it, and I framed that photo...each year at Christmas, we bring it out. I carry on the tradition now...for my kids, who love their nan's dressing......
    Take care..
    Happy New Year!

  3. Kathy you are giving away some lovely charts .
    Count me in again . Thank you.

  4. I like the pattern of the pincushion. My favorite memory of Christmas is that we played board games all day with the hole family. My mom enjoyed this time so much and since she passed away 10 years ago, we all miss her, especially with Christmas when we play the boardgames.

  5. A lovely giveaway prize - thank you for the opportunity to win it. My special memory is the threepences and sixpences that my mother would bake into the christmas pudding each year. After Australia went to decimal money in 1966, she would carefully hoard those silver coins to use in the pudding as the new money was an alloy that was poisonous if baked.

    I will post about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog as well.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  6. One of my fondest Christmas memories was the time my dad got me a bicycle for Christmas and couldn't wait until morning when I woke up to see it. So he got me out of bed sometime after midnight and sat me on the bike. My reaction wasn't what he expected because I was so sleepy, only about 7 or 8 years old. So he put me back to bed and when I got up the next morning I didn't even remember what had happened earlier. I was just so excited, which made him very happy.
    I would love to win!

  7. I would love to be entered in this draw. Love the design. Told you about our Christmas traditions earlier so The tradition for New Years is Chinese food for New Years Eve.

  8. My brother - sisters & I had soooo much fun trying to find the presents - lol - My mother was a master at hiding them - hee hee

    We truly enjoyed cozy Christmas days (warm fire, christmas songs, home cooking - lots of people in our home ....) Great memories !!!!

    Beautiful pattern - Very thoughtful giveaway ;)

  9. What a gorgeous giveaway! One old tradition was finding sixpence in the Christmas pudding. They were so exciting to find and one had to make sure we didn't swallow them.

  10. I always enjoyed the Holidays when my children were small and believed in Santa! Those are the best memories :)
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  11. What a fun idea for a giveaway Kathy and I'd love to be entered for this one. One of our family traditions was always a little bit before Christmas, when the Christmas puddings were being made and we all had to stir the pudding mixture and make a wish!

  12. my mother and father in law, have always given my 3 children a bag with apple,orange, gold chocolate coins and a penny in it, although they are teenagers now they still love their little goody bags
    As for my family tradition we have always bought the kids new Pyjamas that they wear on christmas eve, they hang there stocking up and off to bed they go, my 14yr girl still wanted her new pj's this year
    My parents always come to our house for christmas dinner, my husband cooks a wonderful meal and we sit down listening to christmas music, and play a board game with the kids

    you are giving many beautiful designs away please enter me into your draw, thank you x


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)