31 December 2015

The Best Kind of Christmas

A few days before Christmas, one of my readers notified me of a yarn bomb in England she helped with that features some of my snowflake designs. Oh, my goodness!!!

You may read about the project and see the wonderful pictures here.

Six of my friends and family have told me this month they still have the snowflakes I made for them more than two decades ago. Two of them told me they still hang my snowflakes on their tree every year. What an awesome feeling!

One of my closest friends showed me a Christmas card he and his wife were planning to hang as part of their Christmas decorations. Tears welled up in my eyes as I gazed upon the photo of he and his family I took about 15 years ago. His children have children of their own now!

After delivering my eight young niece and nephew quilts in California, one of my grown nephews, who is the father of three of the grand niece recipients, bolted from the room. "Too much girly stuff for him!" I thought.

Minutes later, he was back, toting the oh-so-worn quilt I made for him nearly a quarter of a century ago.

"I still have this!" he excitedly announced, showing it to all the little kids. "I still use it!"

At that point, his oldest daughter ripped it from his hands and wrapped it around herself.

"No, I use it!" she giggled. "But now I have my own!"

This is the stuff Christmas is made of. 2015 was one of the best Christmases I can remember!


  1. Awesome indeed that they stand the test of time and are still used by all you gifted too.

    1. Thanks, Pat! I just finally heard today that the other four I didn't get to see open their presents loved their quilts. So now I'm a happy camper!!!

  2. Cool post, I especially like Steven's story! I also believe we'll have many fine Christmases to come.

    1. Thanks, Lizard! Steven really made my day when he brought that little quilt out. I remember when he was as small as that quilt, and now he's taller than me with a family of his own!!!

  3. What a wonderful post. It warms the heart when people keep what we make for them, doesn't it?

    Great story about the yarn bombing! :)


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