Happy Winter Solstice

Hi Loves,

Happy winter solstice!  Today marks the point where the length of daylight in a given day will increase.  And I'm all about more daylight to soak in!  I hope you're enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season.  It's been so much fun to think about Christmas surprises for those I love and I've been so enjoying the festivities.  I'm also looking forward to snuggling in for a few days and letting things be all about gatherings and family.

I am still making progress on the Hurricane Sandy quilts I've raised my hand to assemble.  One quilt is done with binding and all -- I want to snap a quick picture and hope to have it in the mail this weekend...off to it's new home where it can bring warmth and happiness.  And may it find a home where it can be treasured as a fort, picnic blanket, or used to gaze at the stars!

I also paused for a moment of silence this morning for Sandy Hook.  Over the last week, I have found myself searching for sources of inner strength and inspiration.  I found myself flipping through my copy of Eat, Pray, Love.  A well worn copy that has been dog earred to mark pages with bits and quotes I adore.  And I'll share this quote from the book, which I also shared to open my art quilters meeting this week:
"When you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that happiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt.  This is not selfishness, but obligation.  You were given life.  It is your duty and also your entitlement as a human being to find something beautiful within life no matter how slight." -- Eat, Pray Love      
And a small shining moment that really made me smile... an article, about comfort dogs -- mostly goldies -- bringing some relief to Newtown, CT. 

From my family to yours ... Wishing you a delightful holiday season filled with family and friends, laughter and joy; as you find those beautiful moments that happiness is made of!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Christie, Katie and Sammy, thank you for your sweet post! We wish you the most wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year! Hugs and kisses from Teje, Nero and Hanna

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Happy Winter Solstice to you too!!

pretty pretty,

So sad about Sandy Hook. Oh my. On the same day in China, a villager with a knife stabbed 22 little wee kids at a school. What the!??? Breaks my heart! All the love to those traumatized families on both sides of the planet. :((

You are fabulous - love you


Becky said...

Great book, and great quilt! As always, super cute pups!

MJ said...

Thank you for that quote Christie...
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!!!

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