Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Here on Christmas Eve, everyone around the world hopefully settled in to where they will be for the night, and enjoying a peaceful evening.
I am not where I want to be just yet for Christmas, but stuck in a blizzard.   No worries though, I am content with several things.  A full stomach and a nice cocktail in hand :)  Really, I am happy to be safe and sound this Christmas Eve, and have plenty to be thankful for. 
My friends are looking at me as I write this post, and they too are very content.
 As long as we are warm and have a few pieces of the very best candy (in my opinion) on hand.  Thank you See's Candy :)
I spent some time this past week with a dear friend of mine and her husband and what an enjoyable time we had.  Lots of laughing, stitching, classic movies, food and wine was had by all.  I brought with me to stitch Elizabeth Mears, and if you remember back a few posts, I was stuck on stitching the 4 sided stitch as well as the 2 rows of queen stitch.  Well, I put my fears aside and I powered out both.  I am very pleased with my queen stitches and I cant believe I put them off for so long.  A shame I tell you, I would love to do more of them soon.
I am now ready to start the blessed house I have been craving to start, however DB is calling me again.  I am happy to leave E Mears for a bit, I have gotten to a great stopping point-- she is now a great 'driving' project.  But, until then, DB is up for change tonight.

So tomorrow, already for some, is Christmas day!!  I do believe we all need a bit more Christmas spirit among us-- remember the real reason for this most special of Holidays.  I do believe peace can be achieved, but it takes work, and around this blessed day, it is easy.  After it passes, it is easily forgotten, and life goes on.  Being around small town folks these last few days, it is easy to see that it is so normal to be content with life, and coming from a big city, it is easily forgotten the most important of all reasons.  The birth of Jesus :)  It is forgotten with the hocus pocus of media, presents and holiday decorations. Think about how we can carry the Christmas Spirit with us all year long.  It isnt easy I am the first to admit, but trying never hurts :)

Enjoy time with your family and friends; capture these memories, they will last forever.  Merry Christmas to all of you, I hope you all have a wonderful day!!! 


  1. Love your Elizabeth Mears! Beautiful work! Hope you get where you want to be. Glad you are with friends and content. The chocolate is very important IMO. lol! Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas ~ Have a nice day~ =)

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  3. Oh Shannon it cannot be much fun stuck in a blizzard. Sending big hugs.

    May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through

  4. Merry Christmas and Peace be to you.

  5. Your Elizabeth is BEAUTIFUL! I started her a long time ago but she has been languishing in the 'to finish' pile. Your progress has me itching to get her back out! Have a wonderful Christmas! Laura

  6. Wow! Your sampler is gorgeous! Queen's stitches aren't too bad once you take the plunge! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  7. I love Queen stitches! Miss Mears is looking lovely. Have a wonderful New Years.


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