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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

Christmas is over and a new year is upon us! How did Christmas come and go so darned fast? There is always a bit of sadness for me when the festivities come to an end and all is quiet again. My home was alive with visits from friends and family, baking, Christmas lights and happy holiday songs! The highlight for me was having my two sons home, it reminds me of how much I miss the old days of having them around all the time. Life marches on though and there is no holding back time.

The most wonderful gift I recieved was from my hubby, he replaced my wedding band with a beautiful new ring! My old band had lost it's diamond about three years ago and I have not had a ring since. I am happy to be wearing a ring again! The other gift I got was an after Christmas COLD! As I write this the stack of tissues is growing like a mountain beside me. Oh well, this too shall pass...

I just got my latest pattern done, my first for 2013! I tried to finish this before the Holidays were over but it just wasn't going to happen with all the busy stuff going on around here. Better late than never. This pattern is now available on my website. The actual handmade Santa and reindeer will be for sale this month on PFATT  Marketplace on the 10th.

These little guys are about 9 - 10" tall and could be ornaments, bowl fillers or wall hangers. In my pattern you will learn my trick for preparing and applying Santa's beard. You will also learn how to make nifty reindeer antlers.

I see I need to get on the ball and change my blog background from Christmas to something else! There just doesn't seem to be enough time in a day. 

I hope the new year brings you many new opportunities! May the Lord open our eyes to find the blessings even if small in each new day. Let us not focus on what's wrong, but what is good, lovely and true. Gather the blessings of the day like a harvest, and see how full your basket ends up being by days end!

Thank you for stopping by...


  1. Happy New Year to you sweet friend! Love those guys,such an adorable pattern.So happy that you had a wonderful Christmas.So sweet of your hubby to buy new ring.I know how happy that it makes you to wear one,when you've not for a while.I lost the stone from mine several years ago and hubby had it fixed one year for Christmas.I had to pull it off again this morning as I noticed the stone seemed to be loose.Praying that your cold is soon gone.Hugs,Jen

  2. How wonderful to get a new wedding ring and I love your new creations. I sure miss my boys...I have 4 sons all close in age and we had a house full of fun when they were growing up. Sure is different now. Sweet hugs!

  3. Happy New Year to you too!! Hope you are starting to feel better. I love your newest pattern. I have this "love" thing going on for Santas right now...ha! They are just adorable. Had to share them on my blog :-)

    hugs and smiles,

  4. Happy New Year Sweet Jody, so happy to hear that you enjoyed your holidays with your family. Nothing better than having our children all home to share in on the enjoyment. Makes the holiday for us! What a wonderful and thoughtful guy you have there, that hubby of yours is for sure a keeper! I love your new Santa and cute they indeed go together so nicely...great job once again! Will keep you in my prayers that, that nasty cold decides to leave real soon! So many people are coming down with either colds or the flu it seems....all my grands are sick also and have come down with the flu even through they all have had there shots for it :(
    Hope you start to feel better real soon!
    Big Hugs Mary

  5. Happy New Year to you also Jody! Get better soon. Love your new pattern, these are so sweet, have to get it. What a lovely surprise from your husband to give you a new ring.
    Hugs, Hanni


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