A Christmas past below..
Such a lovely homecoming..an envelope in the mail with a beautiful card(I collect them;) )and a charming evergreen garland for the kitchen.
December starts off well when a sweet thought from across the pond arrives.
I loved that it was early.
♥Look how the details say ..I was thinking of you..stitch after stitch after stich.
Thank you again..Marie..
For years I hesitated to include a gift I had received..well.. why?..On IG lol gifts arrive every day to Influensters to market things.
Why can't I just feel comfortable enough to market kindness?
I sometimes felt maybe someone would feel left out..or whatever.
But nothing is an obligation.
Obligations..are not fun to send.
I have stopped all obligations..apart from family lol..which ..they are obligations..but good ones..not..Oy I have to do this or that..
I love to send where my thoughts lead me.
I received a card in the mail yesterday that meant somuch to me..the added words the dear person added..warmed my heart.
I started the baking..
Auntie Bernice's Shortbreads took on a whole new meaning when I discovered after 46 yrs..they can be stamped;)
I have a few stamps..(I can hear you laughing)..
I learned a new addictive craft..snowmen perched on cute things..embellished..I learned here:)
Sweet Rose and Wren~ WHAT A BLOG!!!
I'll be searching for tiny hats and scarves and adorb minis.
I truly love December..it's special you must admit..
For many reasons.
Even if it was the occasion of my worst year ever.
I also tried a new sugar cookie recipe and they are good..
Stamp very well in fact it is made for the beautiful Heirloom Nordic Ware stamps..
I made the personalized ones above..
Here is the recipe..
On IG I was asked what cookie cutters I use.. well for these batches..I used the above ones shown..plungers:)
So easy to work with.
Many from EBAY..Mitten for Michaels..Gingerbread Man large ..personalized.. w/ all the letters and snowflake and ornament..Williams-Sonoma~.
Years of collecting here and there.
I did dip many of the sugar cookies in chocolate once cooled..but Oli arrived soon after:)
He put his advent calendar chocolates on his cookie..LOL
Nectarine..grilled cheese..ships and choco milk..whipped cream ..because it's CHRISTMAS:)
I am a nana and my girls let me;)
100 yrs ago..
I used to publish a type of memorial in The Mtl Gazette every Dec 12th..they had a Christmas fund and you could donate..in memory of~
The Mtl Gazette is no longer published hard copy..
We don't get newspapers anymore except a local one.
I saw this on FB..
and it hit close to home..
46 years later..
I don't think it's bad to shed a tea or two at Christmas...
I am on my own today..this Dec 12th..a fresh cover of snow..a bit of sun..
I will be opening this box..number 25;) I have been friends with Susan for 20 yrs now I think..almost..when we moved here..on Gardenbuddies we met:)
Making the 12th a day to remember but a day to also count every blessing that has come my way since then..
On a much different note..
This came via email to me from a special Parisian artist ..I bet you all know who:)
I love it~
These videos GET to me.
Of course I'm a bag of tears anyways.
I remember each of our Littles here at Christmas :)Their firsts..
Lucas was 4 months old..Max 6 months..Noah 5 months and Oli 3 months..
I don't have visions of sugarplums..I have visions of wee baby boys:)
And 2 little girls in matching pjs..:) An acorn red fireplace..Fisher Price Toys and stockings with Holly Hobbie bonnets in them..plastic milk bottles where the milk magically disappeared as you fed your baby doll..
My Friend Mandy and Jenny and Becky..Mary came first.
What a great company FISHER PRICE.
They once found a Mary doll for me in a factory ..and sent it to me♥
Below fotos from the web~
The annoying Tuneyville Choo Choo:)
Flutes and play pianos..
puzzles and books and games.
I live far away from city hoopla..
I just don't care..
when I drive home on a grey December day..and see this..
Today..looks soo different!Snowcover..blue skies and sunshine..either in Fl or here..a blue sky makes all the difference in the world~
It means a lot..That's Oli's school crossing guard:)Yes our roads need a bit of work..I just focus on all the charm my town has to offer.
Have a great day:)
I'll be quiet.
And reflective..we all can use days like these right?