Christmas has come and gone and a new year is soon to start! I am always amazed at the SPEED in which this holiday season seems to come and go and I always feel a bit of sadness when it is over. Although the Christmas holiday can be busy and hectic, I love all the details that make it magical and beautiful and filled with tradition. For me it always starts with trimming my tree and decorating my house. I love unwrapping each decoration that has been packed away. My heart sighs at the memories unfolded as I pull out each treasured decoration. Each one is special and holds meaning as many of them are handmade and given with kindness and thoughtfulness. And as I pull out each wonderful gift of friendship I think how very blessed I am for these beautiful things but mostly how very thankful I am for the spirit of sweet friendship that brightens all year.
I have two new Christmas treasures to add to my collection. I won this sweet handmade stocking from Jillayne of a Fine Seam.
And this sweet mitten
I participated in a wonderful swap that was hosted by Heather from The Speckled Egg. This was the beautiful Christmas mitten I received from Danielle from The Vintage Dragonfly. Each handmade mitten was filled with tiny treasures from each person who participated in the swap.
Wishing you sweet blessings and the spirit of friendship that brightens all year.
Happy New Year!