Saturday, December 28, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

IMG_6699I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and is enjoying the holidays.
 This time of year can be so crazy and I try so hard to soak it all in and enjoy it.  I love Christmas Eve.  Christmas Eve evening is always so peaceful and quiet and probably my favorite time during the Christmas season.  It is when I get to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

Many of you know that I moved earlier this year and this is my first Christmas to experience temps in the single digits and snow.  I know many of you live in places that get much colder than that, but this has been quite an adjustment for this girl.  I have always lived near the gulf coast where it only goes below freezing a couple times a year.  That is not the case with my new home. 

Several weeks ago we received several inches of snow, which was definitely something new!


It was so peaceful and beautiful and cold!  I had fun traipsing around our yard, taking pictures and playing in the snow.


Several weeks later... we received several inches of ice.  Icicles like this was another first for me.  Thankfully we did not lose power and the roads were clear which meant no cabin fever.


I have been keeping myself busy with quite a few sewing projects for Christmas presents.  I will share them all with you in the weeks to come.  My sewing machine and projects took over my dining room.  If you look closely, you can barely see my reversible table runner with the Christmas theme under all that mess, but it looked really good in my dining room before the sewing machine moved in!


I have also shared many pics of my holiday season on Instagram and here is a collage of some of them...

Instagram Collage

If you are instagramming, you can find me here....

I hope you all are enjoying the last few days of the year.  I can hardly believe that 2013 has come and gone and we are looking towards 2014!  It seems like only yesterday when people were freaking out that the world was going to stop functioning when it turned year 2000.  Here's to 2014... may it be a wonderful, prosperous year full of joy and lots of sewing!




  1. Great photos! Glad to hear your Christmas was enjoyable and you did not lose power! Love the icicles!

  2. Bundle up and enjoy a winter I am familiar with. Where did you move to?

  3. Your hexi baby quilt is so cute.

  4. The snow is fun for a while, but then it just gets old. Happy new year!

  5. welcome to winter! and happy new year!!

  6. Hi Candace..I do enjoy your blog. Happy Christmas time to you and's summer here..swimming at the beach.

  7. SO glad the move has gone well...enjoy the snow. Happy New YEar to you as well.

  8. Lovely photos and projects! Living in snow would be a huge adjustment for me but sometimes I think it would be a nice change from hardly any seasons at all!


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