Thursday, December 15, 2016
Once again, Jo has organized The Advent Blog Hop. Always fun an today is my day. My stitching to share is
Dear Santa from The Primitive Hare. I love this post card. I asked Mr H to cut me a piece of uneven wood to mount it and then I found a snowflake to add and voila. I keep this hanging all year so Santa will always know that I try to behave. The topic for us is: Decorations - do you have a favorite decoration you must have on display every year -
oh yes indeed......this is a story card that my parents gave to me in 1967. The Night Before Christmas poem. It hung on our tree and then when I married and Mr H and I put up our first tree, and ever since it has hung on my tree. Each year it reminds me of many wonderful Christmas Eve celebrations with my family. I know, you are thinking; 1967?! She was not a child then! No, I was 19 years old. Who doesn't like to recite this tale? Be sure to stop at Jo's and see all the other Advent posts. So much to do today. This morning is a weekly stitching group and then this afternoon is the groups Christmas party. Yesterday all my packages were mailed and will arrive in time for Christmas. The aroma filling the air tells me it is time for my coffee and then to gather up my things for this mornings outing. Thank you for the kind words and friendship and for taking the time to visit with me. Have a good day.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Rosemary for remembrance. This is the chief herb of Christmas. Rosemary hid the Holy family during the flight to Egypt. Our Lady's Bedstraw used for bedding. Fresh grass said to have been Mary's bed. Rue, the herb of grace, vision virtue & virginity. Lavender the symbol of purity. Lavender received its lovely scent because it served as a drying rack for the Baby's swaddling clothes. Pennyroyal, a small creeping mint that tradition says blooms on Christmas Day. Horehound, a native of Palestine, it was on of the bitter herbs of Passover and symbolizes the flight to Egypt. Thyme, the symbol of strength and courage. Chamomile is the symbol of patience and cheerfulness under adversity. And lastly, Sweet Woodruff the symbol of humility. It is said that all of these were found in the manger hay. One day I will gather all of them again and the sweet smell will grace my tree. I love reading this card each year as I place it in the tree. I hope you enjoyed reading about it. Thank you for your kind words and friendship. Have a good day.