Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Here in Idaho there's snow on the ground, adding to the wonderful wintry feel of the holiday season.

I love bringing out the Christmas quilts each year as each quilt has a story of its own, bringing back memories of some of the previous places where we've lived and where I made each quilt. During my husband's career in the Air Force we moved all over the world which provided us with some great memories. Winter in South Dakota? No problem, we made sure to have a parka for everyone in the family. Winter in Okinawa? No problem, we took our sons to the beach to search for seashells, to play in the surf and then we grilled hamburgers while watching the sun set over the ocean.

Here's hoping that this holiday season is filled with blessings for you and your family.

 Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

 Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th' angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
Do you make resolutions for the new year? Some years I do and they're usually fitness related, but this year I want to change it up a bit.  In 2014 I'd like to stretch my wings artistically doing more fabric painting to use in quilts and more wool painting to knit with. And maybe, just maybe, knit myself a vest using handspun yarn from one of my spindles.

Here's hoping that 2014 brings you happiness, good health and fulfillment of your creative dreams.
Merry Christmas,


KB Design said...

Liebe Judy
Mögen sich auch deine Wünsche im neuen Jahr 2014 erfüllen. Du wirst uns sicher wieder viele deiner kreativen Werke zeigen und uns erfreuen.
Ich wünsche dir fröhliche Weihnachten und alles Gute und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.


Lin said...

Lovely quilts Judy - I really think that a Christmas quilt should be on my list for next year!! I do hope that you have a really lovely Christmas - peace and blessings to you, Marshall and your family. xx

Jennifer said...

Love your Christmas quilt, what a lovely tradition you are making for your family! Best wishes to you all for a wonderful Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2014.

Loree Jackson said...

Beautiful quilts! Merry Christmas

Françoise said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Pacjan Z Barcelony said...

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Child is given...

Dear Judy,
best wishes to You and Your Family, Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year.

Your quilts are very beautiful. There is love in them.

Blackberry Lane said...

Such pretty quilts. Wishing you many blessings this Christmas and in the new year.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such a beautiful collection of Christmas Quilts. Wishing you a fun filled Christmas and a Happy New Year full of creative wing stretching!!

Cindie said...

What lovely Christmas quilts!

Happy Holidays!

WolleNaturFarben said...

Merry Chrismas to you and your family too. The Quilts are so great, the red one is my favorite. Have a good Time. Anke

Linda Coleman said...

those are some fantastic quilts you have. Love the angel one. Hope you are enjoying Christmas and I know that you will be enjoying the snow any chance you get. Thank you for your wonderful posts in 2013 and to Marshall for the wonderful wooden bowls that he makes you. Best wishes to you and your family for 2014 said...

I see the woodman-ship Marshal is not your hubby.

He is a man who does the work for you.

My mistake.