Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, my quilting friends!


In the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle, I was able to take some time to get in a little cross stitching recently. Not a lot but enough to make me think I really need to do some more as a nice break from quilting at times. I finished off some old projects I started awhile ago, reframed a few and got this little one stitched. It took me longer than I thought it would; my eyes just aren't what they used to be. There's never enough time to do it all but I find that taking even a few minutes here and there for myself is relaxing and worthwhile. Soothes the soul.


Almost finished


Almost finished. 

Thank you all for supporting me and my work as well as our little community of quilters. I always say I couldn't do it without all of you and it's true. I'm grateful.


You know I always get very sentimental around this time of year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and are able to find some time to spend being good to yourself whether it be sewing or something else you find enjoyable. When we're kind to ourselves it's easier to inspire others to be kind. It's spreading the joy. This is the giving holiday after all and you know that does not only mean gifts. Give the gift of yourself to someone. Listen more. Be there for someone. Open your heart and share in the spirit of love, compassion, tolerance, kindness, understanding and sharing with others. The world depends upon it now, especially. Look beyond yourself to those who may need a kind word or gesture. It may really make a difference and we all need this now more than ever.

Okay, that's enough - I'm stepping down from my Christmas soapbox and wishing all of you a joyous holiday!


Even the Keurig got a gift this year - a new polka dot Christmas mug and an assortment of some delicious holiday coffees from Trader Joe's. Chocolate mint and caramel. Gingerbread. I have to try them all. Looks like I'll be up all night, waiting for Santa anyway.


Merry, Merry Christmas!



22 comments:

La Comtesse said...

Merry Christmas to you!
Hugs from Italy...
Loredana

Carolknits said...

Thank you for a wonderful post-made me sentimental, too and brought a few tears to my eyes thinking of days gone by.
Have a wonderful Christmas and let's hope 2018 is the best year ever:)

Jackie said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! We are all grateful for you, too!

Elizabeth Buxton said...

Thank you for your heartwarming post and for reminding me how much I enjoy cross-stitching. Wishing you and your family a very happy and peaceful Christmas and also your readers too.
Liz B. in England.

Leratdesfils said...

Joyeux Noël

Cathy said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you for the inspiration and sometimes a push to finish!
Cathy from BC Canada

Cathy Lynch said...

Merry Christmas enjoy your family & friends from New Jersey!!!

Sandra said...

Loved seeing your Christmas in Cross Stitching. They are all wonderful and you displayed them so well. Love the thoughts on Christmas too...its not always about the material gifts; but the time spent with one another and a thoughtful gesture means so much. Enjoy your coffee and cookies! Merry Christmas.

Pauline Simpson said...

Your cross stitching projects are wonderful! I agree about the eye sight not being what it used to be lol! Merry Christmas to you Kathleen and thank you for all the wonderful things you give everyday!

Granny's Button Box said...

Best wishes from Yorkshire, England. Hope you and your family have a great time. Sharon x

Joni said...

Best wishes for a Wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year. I also took a break from sewing and completed some wintery cross stitch projects. Today I'm enjoying the snow falling and working on a needlepoint project. Thank you for all you do, your neighbor from Poplar Grove IL, Joni

QuiltGranma said...

May your New Year be filled with Piecing and Joy!

Donna said...

Happy holidays to you from California!

Candee said...

Merriest Christmas to you Kathy! Love that red Kurig! Looking forward to more SQT fun in 2018!

Sally Murray said...

Merry Christmas!

Jennifer M said...

Merry Christmas Kathy! I have been doing a little cross stitch also, another passion of mine as well as small quilts. Your words are wonderful, thank you for the gentle reminder. I wish more people lived by these words too. Thank you for your creative, inspiration. I am thankful to call you friend as well as our SQT leader. XXXOOO

Kate said...

Merry Christmas!

Melody said...

Merry Merry Christmas, Kathy!

Thank you for the beautifully written heartfelt post. Have a joyous celebration. Wishing you much health and happiness in the New year.
Cheers,
Melody

Karen said...

Thank you for all you do...your books and blog are my most favorites! Thank you for all your inspiration and encouragement throughout the year.
Wishing you and your family a most blessed, wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Karen, in Ontario, Canada

Karen said...

Love your little stitcheries, Kathleen! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas today!

quiltgrannie said...

Merry Christmas Kathy ~ Thank you for the beautiful post. I always love looking at your photos, I am so happy I found your blog way back when you started it because I would have missed out on some wonderful things, from meeting so many beautiful quilty friends and making all your wonderful little quilts. It's been a bumpy road for me this year and a struggle to keep up with all the fun here, I am hoping 2018 will be good to all of us SQT members.
Thanks for all the fun Kathy.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for the exceptionally beautiful blog and I love the last little stitchery with the little birds. You're an inspiration to all of us.

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