Merry Christmas 2015

Christmas Treat final

Christmas Treat Wallhanging (from here)

Merry Christmas 2015!

ChristmasRunners

Largely because of traveling and family obligations, this season has felt like a mad dash, reminding me of the runners I met in the Metro in DC one December morning.  But here we are and now it’s time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a thought-provoking New Year.

It’s time to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, with the thoughts of Mary gazing at her newborn son in wonder, perhaps hoping she could keep him a wee babe forever and ever, but of course, all children grow up and so did He.  I celebrate her and him and the sweet feelings that arise at this time of good cheer.

Christmas Canadian Tree

Please do eat some fudge and toffee and savor some good food, whether or not you made it, or your mother made it, or you picked it up in the freezer section at the grocery store. (Time enough for dieting after the new year.)  Please also play some Christmas carols and if you’ve got half a voice, sing along. What happens here after the holidays? I’ve got some posts coming up (after the company all leaves) about some quilt-a-longs for 2016, and I’m developing some new patterns for you to try.  And of course, I’ll write about some quilty topics (haven’t blogged about QuiltCon Rejects yet, have I?), and some musings here and there.  We’ll just see where the new year takes us.

I hope for you all a season of joy and of remembering the good, letting the rest slide into the background, knowing that all that we go through makes us who we are–perfect and imperfect and very human. . . and very much in need of each other.  I wish you all time for reflection on family, friends (both near and wide in our quilty universe) and for all that we are grateful.  I’ll see you after we traverse through the darkest and longest days of the year, moving always towards the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ and the light and warmth of Christmas.

nativity

18 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2015

  1. Thank you for such a special post and I hope you and your family enjoy a perfect – and imperfect – Christmas! It feels like early Summer back here on the East coast, but I think it might have felt the same when Mary and Joseph made their way to Bethlehem. Much to ponder and to reflect upon!

  2. Dear Elizabeth, Your post was eloquent! How very well you put the words together getting right to the point that we are blessed to be here, regardless of our trials and tribulations. For this one night ahead we can set them aside and rejoice in His perfectness.

    May the New Year be a blessed year for you. Merry Christmas! Marsha QuilterinMotion

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Elizabeth. I am looking forward to seeing all of your inspiration in the upcoming year. Now…off to eat that toffee and fudge since I have permission!

  4. Merry Christmas, Elizabeth! I know you had a wonderful family celebration, and I have no doubt it was wonderful and that the food was remarkably good. Sounds like you’ve done some quilt-y planning, and it will be nice to look forward to in 2016. Blessings!

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