Monday, December 11, 2006

From Our House to Yours

May the sun shine on your beautiful face. May the world be a place that offers you refuge. May you be loved. May you appreciate all the wonderful things that you have been given. May we have PEACE!

Well, it's here....the holiday season...I love December. It's brightness...I try to avoid the obvious hurry and bustle of the outside world. I tend to enjoy it for what it is...a time when we CAN contemplate how much we love being alive and the people that we are lucky enough to spend our time and energy with.

For us it also includes a very busy life!! The fact that we get to play Santa's elves...I use this term loosely as it includes all Channukah.....Kwanza....and Solstice elves as well, is in itself a wonderous thing. And our house has been a bustle of activity...getting things made and sent out into the world of love and wonder. I delight in the thought of each person opening the present that has been given/sent to is joyous.

Last Friday I had the opportunity to go into town and spend the day with our youngest daughter...Kate. It was an amazing, fun day. We went to Costco and got lots of, ofcourse, then new socks to keep Kate's feet warm and some lovely black slippers to do the same. We went out to lunch at our favorite Thai restaurant in that we have been frequenting since our move to this area 17 years ago.
Then Kate bought a lovely little Christmas tree, a pointsetta for me & I got to buy the lights and stand & got to help put it up.
It was such fun!! Kate is a Christmas lover too!
Now that's what I'm talking about!!!
Here she is with Tim....her "SO", he's a glassblower too (funny what).

I received a package today containing two very special skeins of Lisa Souza sock yarn. Our Miss Violet, of Lime & Violet fame, discovered a lump in her breast & needs to have it looked after. The deductible on her insurance policy (OYY) is $1, that needed to be raised before Violet could go to the doctor. Lisa, being the wonderful woman that she is, decided to make a new colorway to help....she is donating a portion of the sales to Miss Violet. She calls it "Violet's Pink Ribbon" & it is beautiful. I can feel the warmth of love that she has placed into it.
Please take a moment to send love and light to Miss Violet! She will appreciate it....Please go and buy some of the yarn from Lisa too!! What better time or way to help! Thank you ;)
And....we will be helping too from the sales of the Lime & Violet items that we have on our site.

Yesterday we received a lovely snowman drawing/letter from our Granddaughter Siobhan...with this picture. She's growing up. We can tell the difference since last summer when we got to visit with she and her Mom. She's growing up!! I can remember when her Mom was her age and they look very similar....that lucious long blond hair and big blue eyes and creamy peach skin.
What a blessing she is!!
I did get her some fun Christmas presents....wish I could watch her open them. Wish that she was closer in proximity so that we could share Christmas with her.


At Tuesday, December 12, 2006 3:39:00 PM, Blogger Angela said...

Merry merry to you wonderful elves!

Yes, I am going to do one of those hats in handspun and it will definitely need a SheilaE button!

The previous version is already gone to a good cause.

At Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Siobhan is *lovely*! Enjoy your December. and may the planets and stars shed their light on you! :)

At Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:10:00 AM, Blogger CarolineF said...

You have such a lovely family! I hope you have a lovely holiday season.

And I really hope you don't mind that I am laughing myself silly over your little typo... I sometimes feel that the world is offering me refuse...

At Thursday, December 14, 2006 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Sheila E said...

Mistake? What mistake? I never.....make....OOPS! Really, thanks Caroline for pointing that out...and you can be my poof reader...anytime....tee hee.. Thanks!!
Thanks to all for their good wishes too!


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