I wanted to send one more Merry Christmas/Season’s Greetings to all of you! Since the house feels festive (and finally tidied up – well this part anyway…) I thought I’d share some of my Christmas decor – including my three Improv Holiday Patchwork Forest Tree quilts.
Yes, there are 3 of them. I’ve given away other Christmas quilts over the years, but haven’t been able to part with any of these. They each have their own special place in the house so I think it’s okay to keep them all. Right? (Asking for a friend…) 😉
The Red and White one lives on the aqua chair in our family room. But that room is NOT tidied yet, so it will pose here nicely on the banister for the picture. You can find the info for all three Patchwork Forest Quilts here, here, and here.
The lights and garlands and trees have made me happy this dark time of the year. Last year we updated our stairway, but this is the first year I’ve hung lights and garlands on the banisters. (Last year I had a hand out of commission when I cut off the end of my finger so garlands and stringing lights were just not on the agenda.) But this year they’re up and I love them!
This Christmas definitely feels different than normal – we’re missing celebrating with extended family, but at the same time grateful for the option to gather for the traditional family Christmas Eve program over Zoom. Who’d have ever thought?
As Christmas is prone to make me sentimental, I’ve always loved the song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. (This version with John Denver and Ralph the Dog is one of my favorites.)
Hopefully next year our “troubles will be far away” and “faithful friends who are dear to us” will “gather near to us, once more.”
I know life weighs heavy for so many of us. It has been a challenging year in so many ways. At the same time, personally, I’ve had a tremendous shift in perspective this year, mainly as a result of those challenges. Being forced to simplify so many things has brought unexpected clarity and reminders of what really matters. It’s been a humbling time, and clearly I still have a lot to learn about life, but I can say with honesty that I’m thankful for what I’ve learned.
This season, this video has become a favorite – and the best simple reminder of what’s most meaningful about Christmas to me.
Whatever way you are celebrating this season, I’m sending much love and joy and best wishes for you and your loved ones from my house to yours! ❤
Seasons Greetings! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
But most of all, Peach on Earth, Goodwill toward all.
Thank you for all of the light and good will that you bring here. I’m so thankful for the encouragement and support you give.