"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Friday, December 24, 2010

A very wet Christmas Eve Show & Tell...

Even though it's Christmas Eve and you are probably busy with many things to do before the big day tomorrow, let's all grab a nice cup of coffee, tea, cocoa - whatever allows you to sit and relax, to catch your breath - and have a look at these pretty projects in this week's Show & Tell Friday.
I've just finished icing the Festive Cinnamon Scrolls...would you like one, or two, to nibble while we chat?
 
Rumi bought my 'Honey' stitchery set pattern a little while back so she could make it up for gifts, and she sent me a photo of one of the sets - isn't it beautiful!
 
I really love those colours and the fabric, Rumi - this set works so well with pretty pastels. :-)
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Susan used her caring hands to make a heart block for a dear lady in NZ who has been diagnosed with cancer. She used the applique and rose stitchery part of my 'Love' block from the Shabby Roses quilt...
 Bless your kindness, Susan. Your block is truly lovely!
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The  monsoon is happening and we, up here in the far north of Queensland, are in for more rain than we have had in decades - and it's going to be at least a week before it eases. A wet Christmas indeed, but the concern is that we have enough food supplies in case the roads are cut off (which by the sound of it is a given fact). Today I hit the supermarket once more and stocked up on dry goods, canned goods, and toilet paper. The important things. ;-)
Me E once again had to dig drainage ditches in the back yard so we could move the car to higher ground...
 
It's not too bad at the moment - the worst is yet to arrive. My prayers to all those North Queensland followers out in the thick of it! May you all be safe and dry, and your family, homes and livestock safe.
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God's abundant blessings be upon all of you, wherever you are, as we celebrate the most amazing day in all of history - the birth of our precious Jesus!
I will leave you with a a special felt nativity scene that Blossom made from scraps when she was just 9...
Hugs
Jenny & family
xxxx

25 comments:

nima said...

Merry christmas to you and yours...thank you so much for inspiring me..

Allie said...

Mmmm...I'll take two please! Lovely projects, Susan is a sweetie. Jenny, stay safe in the rain - doesn't sound good - I'll be praying for you!

Maria said...

Yes please I would love one with my coffee.What Blossom has not eaten them all yet!!LOL
Hope you have enough supplies and you stay dry.
Enjoy Christmas day.

Marilyn said...

Aah - remember it well from my years in the North. (though down here in Sth Qld is not much better right now).
Cinnamon scroll look delicious- have one for me please.
Happy Christmas to you and your Family Jenny. God bless you all.

Vicki ♥ said...

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you my dear friend. I hope you stay dry :) hugs Vicki xx

Susan said...

Thanks Jenny - for showing my little heart - and for temptimg us yet agsin - with yummy looking cinnamon scrolls this time. Stay safe and hopefully you will not cut off entirely. As Marilyn says it is also very wet here and those in low lying areas have already been flooded. Your highset house will really help - and hopefully the car and of course the bike will stay safe.
Take Care, enjoy a wonderful Christtmas.

DIAN said...

Enjoy Christmas and take care in the wet weather. xx

Jytte R said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and thank you for all the pleasure you have given to me through your blog and your designs.

Stephanie said...

Lucky me to see Rumi's work first hand. Her stitches are perfection. As long as you have baking supplies you can always have cookies. Stay dry, warm, and safe. The umbrella didn't look like it was helping Mr. E very much! Merry Christmas.

rjbmom7 said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thank you for all the loveliness you bring here to your blog and share with us. YOU are a blessing.

Have a wonderful day!

And Merry Christmas to all Jenny's followers here.

Maggey and Jim said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones..Really enjoyed our friendship this last year. Those scrolls look yummy?? The rain does not..
Hugs,
Maggey & Jim

vernagrace said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you for all your words and works of inspiration. Here on the east coast of Canada, we had terrible rain storms and high winds all week that caused a lot of damage along our coast. We woke up this morning to everything white and beautiful with snow, which is more the norm for us.
One of those scrolls with a nice cup of herbal tea would be wonderful! I'm off to make blueberry pie, Grandson's favorite.
Enjoy your family and friends everyone and God's blessings to you all!

Terry said...

Is that umbrella even doing him any good? LOL So much rain...glad you're all able to deal with it OK. Merry Christmas Jenny to you and yours! And all the best to you in the new year! :0)

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Merry Christmas Jen - I my prayers are with you in that you do not go floating down the river!!! God Bless.

rjbmom7 said...

Hey Jenny~~Did you know that one of your "crafts" is featured on today's post over at www.sewmamasew.com/blog2

Cristina said...

Buon Natale....
cri

Steph said...

Merry Christmas, Jenny & family!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Jenny--thank you for making this last year an extra special one for us blog readers and stitcher's!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours--
stay dry--and I will take a dozen to go please!!!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Janice said...

Merry Christmas Jenny. I hope you have all had a wonderful day. Your cinnamon scrolls look like they were a wonderful way to start the day. I love seeing the wonderful interpretations of your designs. Stay dry.

KaHolly said...

Merry Christmas, Jenny. I have had a wonderful time visiting your blog and taking advantage of your creative genius. Thank you for your inspiration. ~karen

Anna said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Country Nanny said...

Even if, here in Italy, we don't have the monsoon, it has been raining for days and we're transforming into fishes...blub, blub...

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Hugs,
Elisa

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hi Jen.....Hope you and your family had a fantastic day yesterday.....

Iêda Klein said...

Olá amiga!
Embora eu não deixe comentários( me desculpe por isso) estou sempre por aqui apreciando suas maravilhas.
Mas é tempo de desejar Feliz Natal.
Segundo o Papa Bento XVII, "o natal é uma profecia de paz para cada ser humano".
Que assim seja em seu lar, em seu trabalho e em seu lazer.
Beijos, Iêda

Little Green Doll said...

I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you a Happy New Year 2011!! :) Hugs, Silvia