Happy Holidays...... Merry Christmas
I poured your favourite brew, I baked you some very special HOMEMADE
shortbread cookies..it is time to see what ornaments found themselves
as "snapshots" of 2015.
Sit your cushy down and sit a spell, you are my special guest today.
If you have a fav ornament to share, link up with us!
YOU are welcomed to participate!
Our tree complete with a giant coffee mug...no surprise there
this would be in our kitchen! A great perk to see each waking day!
I love the camera, so Cori surprised me with an ornament of one...it is without a doubt
a year of photos for me...some that tore my heart but also mended it.
So this one was a delightful CAPTION of my year!
For weeks after not finding the perfect ornament Cori and I would chat
about this "macaroni project" she was working on. Nothing could have prepared me
for our LIFE on this beautiful stitched ornament.... complete with gingham bow!
After wiping the memories of 2015 from my cheeks, I was able
to see what she saw....my life stitched and coming to life.
Cori stitched our life in segments.... our sweet missed Sumatra on a cloud in heaven,
with T-cup and Sumo and Monchat filling our lives with
YARN TAILS .....
There is JOY in our home after many losses!
* we lost T-cup in March, still her absence is felt but she lives within our hearts every day
This one symbolized our many chats over tea about what we were going
to work on in 2015 with Paper Ladies and special projects.
Blue birds are unique to Cori
and I could not help but fall in love with them years ago
in all the pattern designs I purchased and still treasure.
She always had a blue bird there somewhere....
So here we are 2 birds singing melodies
of happiness and sharing of our hearts...
This one was funny ....our cross stitch endeavours which started with me embracing x-stitch again
with a ROSE in January. Cross stitching then led to some unique stitched and hand applique patterns we worked on , some on black canvas... and BECAUSE I CAN has special meaning..
The Stamp wellllll, as I cross the border a lot sending and picking up packages....
So I have an American Address NOW!
This beautiful luscious ornament signifies the GIFT of Friendship!
A constant reminder of how fragile and delicate our union really is!
It also signifies the true gift of the season , it is all about HEART!
I laughed at this segment, I sing this song on my window bench about birds
and a broken heart and the lesson of "I will love again" -
I shared it with Cori, and she remembered it and the
circle with F on the bottom stumped me till she shared that it was our
It is coming to life in 2016, we are so excited to share that very soon with you ~
This segment signifies, my sweet David's ride to Conquer Cancer this summer
we embrace a love story that will ALWAYS be PRESENT!
and my New MINI COOPER that I purchased as a new toy
that I always wanted.... still love it!
We went on a summer mini invasion with hundreds of other
mini owners...What an adventure it was!
Another stitched memory that will live in my heart forever!
And this segment for the new adventures in Paper Ladies and my Muffintolose
business which is prospering and rising to new heights each month...
We both have done so much this year and this "macaroni ornament"
will always capture a sweet sentiment of the joys
of a friendship that knows no bound.
( sold the business this year which was a very good decision)
Our Christmas wish is that everyone of you finds
a friend who brings out so much JOY in your life...
To have a friend you must be one....
You just have to go out on a LIMB!
Like this last ornament...find someone you can stitch with, laugh with, wear
your pj's with, and work on anything gingham by the hours...
So these are the ornaments that found themselves
on our tree this year from my exchange partner/ and sweet friend Cori...
What a YEAR!
Thanks Cori! YOU do bring such JOY!
I am so glad I listening with my Heart!
This is one of my favourites that Steven Curtis Chapman
about Christmas in the heart...
Still makes me tear after all these years...
There is so much JOY to find.....
sometimes it is right in front of YOU!