You must be thinking that I'm on holiday!? Blog posts are almost a week apart these days, but let me assure you that I am home, happily ensconced in my favourite chair with a pile of stitching by my side for Christmas gifts and a few wonderful new designs for 2011!
Mr E has finished the school year and is now home for the next 2 months over our summer break. I can't tell you how happy I am having him home all day! With both Sam and Blossom off to work during the week we are enjoying being home alone during their working hours. Of course every day it rains...and rains...and rains! We have discovered that last summer's wet season was in fact a DRY season. This year however, the rainfall is well over and above the average already and there will be no end in sight for at least 3 months.
The gardens are vividly green, but the ground is mud and slush everywhere. We even have the beginnings of our own lake!
I have a couple of quilts on the go. This is a sneak peek of one of the blocks in my new 2011 Shabby Roses quilt, 'Circles of Life'...
...I think you'll love it! :-)
What is Christmas if it's not a time a give? God gave mankind the gift of His precious Son, Jesus, and that is a gift that no-one can replicate.
I do however, give all the glory to God for my own ability to create. In His image I am made, and a mere trickle of His creativity I have been blessed with, so following His example I am giving you a Christmas gift...
~ O Holy Night ~ is my Shabby Roses themed nativity design, and would be gorgeous as a framed stitchery, in a wallhanging, or enlarge for a quilt centre.
I stitched a darker version earlier this year and framed it in a very heavy antique frame I found at the op shop.
It was winter at the time and the darker colours suited, but as we're in summer now I wanted to lighten the block to show you how different it can look in either colour scheme.
Which one do you prefer?
Blossom is busy tonight wrapping presents to post off to my eldest daughter Kezzie and her family. I am praying this is the last time we all spend Christmas apart. I cannot wait to have a Christmas where my children and grandchildren are gathered around our table and celebrating the birth of our Saviour together! :-)
What is your deepest wish this Christmas? Tell me your heart's desire in your comment and I will be praying for you to be blessed.