Friday, December 24

Merry Christmas Eve!

Good morning to those of you who are taking time to read on this fine Christmas Eve morning! If you celebrate Christmas, know that I wish you a wonderful Christmas. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, then just know that I wish you a beautiful day!
This is getting to be the norm here.......but snow is falling again and once again there could be about six inches of the white stuff by afternoon. I hope that shoppers and travelers will not have too much difficulty getting from place to place today. Yes, it will be a very white Christmas here in Minnesota and much of the country! To be honest, I wouldn't want it any other way. I remember one year when we had a "brown Christmas". Somehow, the shopping and the caroling and everything just didn't seem quite right without the snow on the ground. I love the sound of it when you walk on newfallen snow.......crunch, crunch, crunch. And I love to watch the flakes when they fall like glitter across the landscape. I'm not minding this snow because it's not accompanied by wind. And by later this afternoon, if all goes well, the roads will be cleared and folks can get to Christmas Eve gatherings and church services. :-)
Almost everything is ready for our Christmas Day gathering. Still just a few handstitches on that one remaining quilty gift and some stocking stuffers to wrap. I can't share those photos so I thought I'd show you what came in the mail yesterday..........
This is the candlemat that my partner Tina from Canada made for me. I still can't believe how lovely it is and that she put that holly in each corner. Holly is my favorite symbol of the Christmas Season. I did she know? It is just perfect and I am delighted with the fabric choices she made in making the candlemat. Thanks, Tina! A package also arrived from my sister filled with gifts for us to open on Christmas Day. They smell really good and Kaiser was a bit too interested in them so I have hidden them in the pantry. LOL!
This evening, I'll be heading down the hill to the church for the Christmas Eve Service. I'm going to sing a favorite song "Some Children See Him", a carol written by Alfred Burt in 1951. I was just two years old then and I can't remember the carol as a child but I remember that I was a young girl the first time I heard it. I love the lyrics and their message. To read the lyrics you can go here. To hear James Taylor's rendition of the carol, just click here .

May you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!!


Pat said...

What a lovely song you will be singing......and I'm sure it will really bless those who hear it. Merry Christmas to you, my wonderful friend.....and a happy, healthy 2011, also!

Kaaren said...

May this be your merriest Christmas ever, Sandi.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Kaye said...

Sandi, Bless you for all you do and share with all of us, I am so Happy to be able to wish you and yours a Happy, Blessed and safe ChristmS. hAVE A SAFE AND Healthy New Year

Mommarock said...

Bundle up and stay warm with all your loved ones close. Merry Christmas to you all!

Diane H said...

God Bless you and yours on this Holy Eve. Looking forward to enjoying 2011 along with you.

Crispy said...

What a wonderful gift!!

Merry Christmas my friend :0)


We had the 6 inches last night, enough already LOL.

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Wishing you all the best this holiday season, Sandi. Take care! And I love the candle mat too!!!!
carla louise

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Merry Christmas Sandi! Keep warm.


Needled Mom said...

A blessed Christmas to you and yours, Sandi.

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

Love the candle mat. Thank you for your Christmas wishes. We too have snow but I grew up in the south and I don't think even after 35+ years in the northwest that I have gotten used to it yet. It is pretty but I hate having to drive to work in it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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