We had a simply warm and lovely Christmas.
In fact, it is was so simple, that even the Christmas decor was quickly packed up and put away yesterday afternoon, just in case there is a cabin showing this week in between Christmas and New Years.
You never know.
It could happen.
In fact –we may be going to look for a second time at a property this coming Saturday, so if we are doing it, while we are off work, someone else might be too.
And though the Christmas decorations have been put away, my “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree in its sweet vintage lard bucket tucked to the back of the guest room closet until it perhaps comes out for our next Christmas, perhaps in a new place making new memories and traditions – I hope that those “maybe” visitors will feel a bit of the love and happiness we have shared in this space over the past 3 1/2 years.
I took this photo yesterday out on a 2 1/2 mile hike. Jason has been dating Jenny for over 2 years now and she has become like family. We loved having her with us!
Even Sadie is smiling!
Jeff had to leave on Christmas night, he had to work yesterday morning and he was greatly missed yesterday.
Fog in our woods.
I’ve always believed that nature is a source of wellness and healing for me. It resets my clock. It puts my soul at rest. Even in winter, with leaves bare –the trees stand tall and proud keeping guard. It’s as if they are saying “Life might be coarse and rough right now, but just wait until spring – can you feel it coming closer every day?” Yes. Yes I can.
No quilting happened yesterday. Not even last evening as we returned home. Unpacking of the van, settling in to tackle some emails, and getting ready to get the rest of these orders out the door this week. More than 300 of you are still waiting in line to get your Essential Triangle Tools and we are ready. This is the week we catch up and become CURRENT! I want these in your hands so you can enjoy them. I want to start 2017 out with no orders outstanding, other than those that come in after I’ve left for Arizona.
I know some have asked for Quilt-Cam, but let’s see what the next couple of days give us, shall we?
Entries are coming in for our Mystery Monday Link-Up for week 5 left and right! Give it a look see! These quilters have done a fabulous job with their units and I’m really excited to see this mystery come to fruition. Soon! Very soon!
Sadie was ready for bed last night!
It was the perfect quiet night to curl up with a new book and fall asleep dreaming of new quilts to happen in 2017!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage bouquet quilt shared by Irene @finelystitched and found in Kentucky.
Just think on this one for a while and let it soak in. Every year we say "Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all treated each other better?"
It starts with yourself, and then expands to those in your home. From there it spreads to your neighbors and those in your community. It's one of those things that is ongoing, not always easy, and never complete. But do it.
Is it really Tuesday, already?