Winter has arrived. Yesterday afternoon, in anticipation practically freezing weather, I picked some of my last roses. I must admit though, they looked better from a distance than they did up close!
On a different note, I am delighted to finally have been able to "grab a button." I learned how from Konda Luckau from her blog Moose on the Porch Quilts. The link takes you to her blogging tutorial, so be sure to click to get over to her blog too! She has other tutorials and a stars quilt-along happening too.
My life has been a bit discombobulated lately, so not as much sewing or knitting getting done, but I do have a new flower for my garden...
Take a look over on Karen's wonderful blog for more hexis... Journey of a Quilter; she also has a wonderful tutorial page with great links too.
For those of us who celebrate Christmas in the western christian tradition, this past Sunday was our entrance into the liturgical season of Advent. The word comes from the Latin "adventus" meaning "coming." Advent begins the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas day and ends Christmas Eve. It is a season in which we renew our focus on our faith in anticipation of a new birth of God in our hearts. Despite the hustle and bustle and distractions of my preparations for all our celebrations, when I take a moment, that feeling of being grounded in the great mystery brings me great peace. Regardless of your faith tradition, I hope you accept my wish for you: May you be filled with "...the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding." Surely our loving Creator desires this for each of us.