Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Monday, December 20, 2010


as we wait for the deepest and longest night of the year 
i light a candle for you, dear readers,
and send along the most magical part of the holidays,

the miracle of light.

the oil that lasted,
the star of bethlehem,
the return of the sun,
the light within,
the illumination of hope and love.

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(i am taking a break from sew and sow life for a bit.
i'll be back next week, with more holiday magic.)
nan, you won the pillow!
please send me your snail mail address
 (my email address is on my sidebar)


  1. Congrats to Nan!
    I love what you wrote about light applying to so many holiday celebrations, Karen.
    Enjoy your holiday.

  2. Hi Karen,
    Thanks so very much for the pillow!
    Am looking forward to it and sharing it with my cats!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family...

  3. beautiful words, you too Karen.
    Merry merry!

  4. Enjoy your holiday blog hiatus, Karen. Wishing you happy sewing times and beautiful scenes up in your lovely spot.

  5. dear karen, thinking of you tonight. the wind is bellowing beyond the windows and the darkness has wrapped us in secrets. although i'm reading two very good books right now, i think it's the perfect night to begin rosamund i'm off to bed with sydney, rosamund and a frozen milky way.
    Happy Winter Solstice! xo tqoe

  6. Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoy the day! Maribeth

  7. Yes indeed, there's something so magical about lighting a candle to chase away the darkness at the winter solstice...blessings for a warm and safe season to you and yours!