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 wonder.....how 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 .