Sonntag, 31. Dezember 2017

End of Year, Seventh Day of Christmas

My True Love Gave to Me

Seven Swans a'swimming

In some places there is much snow. Ours is gone entirely and it feels like spring to end the year.....

.....with Raclette, good Company and conversations.....

....and goodies.....

......and safe return of travelers, acknowledging the mashed angels that kept them from getting crunched by crazy drivers.

Happy End of Year to ALL

Samstag, 30. Dezember 2017

Sixth Day of Christmas

My True Love Gave to Me

Six Geese a'laying

Pre-Christmas Projects

During Advent I received a series of charming pictures of the progress of some gift making. Of course they had to wait until the recipients got the items, but now you can see.

By Abigail

A Knife pouch by Abigail

This and the following pictures are in-progress works of animal face aprons by Bridget for her cousins. Lucky cousins.

Coming and Going

Here we are alternating between lovely snows and melting rains. Presently we have green again with a warm south wind blowing. Supposedly winter will return next week.We are thankful though for what should be good roads for travellers driving home tomorrow.

Happy End of the Year.

Freitag, 29. Dezember 2017

Fifth Day of Christmas

My True Love Gave to Me

Five Golden Rings


If anyone was wondering where the posts were, I was away for a few days and didn't get things set up before I left. I hope soon I can post some pre-Christmas projects from some creative young ladies.

Fourth Day of Christmas

My True Love Gave to Me

Four Calling Birds

Third Day of Christmas

My True Love Gave to Me

Three French Hens

Dienstag, 26. Dezember 2017

Second Day of Christmas

My True Love sent to me

Two Turtle Doves

The Reason for the Season

The Croen Family's Jesse Tree. Note the apex.

One young lady's creative work for my cozy feet.

Happy St. Stephen's Day.

Montag, 25. Dezember 2017

On the First Day of Christmas

My True Love sent to Me

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Christmas Blessings: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour who is Christ the Lord.

Sonntag, 24. Dezember 2017

Merry Christmas Eve

To All

Fourth Advent this morning

Change to Christmas decor

Ready for the Good News of Great Joy

Samstag, 23. Dezember 2017

He Shall be Called

Tune Attached

The music writer has returned, so the words for Advent song now have a tune. 
Behold :
(This is a test to see if the posting works; something is definitely wrong, one way or another, on this end.)

Advent 23


23. Jesus

Thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people... that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth….this stone is become the head of the corner.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Matthew 1: 21
Mark 10: 47
Acts 4: 10 -12; 19: 13
I Corinthians 1: 2; 12: 3

This is the last of the Advent series of the names of our Saviour. In our family tomorrow and the next two days, we will have as the theme of our Christmas celebration services further names of our Saviour from the book of Isaiah. (If anyone would like copies of the services sent you, let me know. They complete this series.)

Christmas in the City

from Zürich before Advent and yesterday

chocolate shop

The crystal-hung tree in the main train station Christmas market

in a jewellery shop window


It was so refreshing to see the verrrrrrrry long lines in the bookshop - even though I had to stand in one. It means people still value printed words on paper in physical covers.

With best wishes that all your busy-nesses are coming together.