A couple weeks ago I shared about the crocheted flowers I've been making and just had to also share the latest additions to my yarn garden. I love the way these holiday blooms turned out, but I wish I knew how to more accurately capture the colors with my camera as the white one is actually more of a creamy ivory.
Christmas Spirit is a collection of joyous stories, carols, feasts, and traditions that includes readings for Advent, recipes, and numerous quotes that our family uses each year as we celebrate the Christmas season. Here's a sample quote from the introduction:
For some of us, reading is a required tradition during the Christmas season. I don't mean ordinary books that we catch up on during the holiday vacation. Rather, we long for an ambiance that evokes the timeless sense of magic and holiness that is often called "the spirit of Christmas." Of course we need to reread the nativity story to savor its pure essence. Yet we hunger for more. With nearly two thousand Christmases behind us, nostalgia must be satiated.I'll be sharing more from this wonderful volume over the next few weeks. In the meantime, what's on your needles or crochet hook? What've you been reading? Leave a comment here or write a blog post and join me over at Ginny's. :)
~James S. Bell