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December 16, 2011


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Hey Kelly! The postman just delivered a VERRRRY heavy box to my front door and I couldn't wait to open it. LOVELY, LOVELY pieces of Aster Manor. My daughter and I ooohed and aaahed over each piece. She has already claimed some of the patchwork pieces for a purse (that I would make for her). Thank you SOOO much!
Merry Christmas!


What a lovely, lovely post Kelly - so very true!!


The postman delivered a VERY heavy box to me today also. The fabric is delicously wonderful. Thank you so much, you have a generous heart. Hugs and Merry Christmas!


Just beautiful...a reflection for this time of year...thank you.


A very thought provoking post. I really enjoyed reading every word.


Thank you for posting this. It is a timely message during this week of celebration of Jesus birth


What a beautiful post Kelly, and so true, every word of it. You have a definite way with words and you write beautifully. Have you ever thought of writing a book?
Merry Christmas!

Liz M.

Thank you Kelly for your words. They were just what I needed to hear at this time. I don't always comment back but I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank You!
Merry Christmas!!!


As happens many times after reading one of your particularly thought provoking posts, I had to sit and reflect a while before commenting. Sometimes, I think about about them and am too filled with the emotions they produce that I am unable to comment. Today's post really hit the mark.

I think that many times when we are hurt, we go into a protective mode and take actions to prevent ourselves from being hurt again. Withdrawing from the person or situation that caused the pain, can keep us from understanding if there was anything we did to provoke the other person to treat us in this manner. I know there have been many times in my own life when, what I heard, and what was said to me, were entirely different things. My reading of the situation was based on painful emotions that I experienced previously with the person. Sometimes, I think that getting older doesn't make you smarter, it simply adds more layers of armor to get through the daily jabs and slights.

Thank you for bearing your soul and helping us to remove some of the layers of armor and open our hearts to heal.


Hi Kelly, Thank you for such a beautiful post. I read it a few times, each time I read something new. What a wonderful post for this time of year.

Billie K

Thanks for sharing your story of love and forgiveness Kelly. Wonderful post.


You have managed to do it again, this is a post that I will return to again and again, and something I will reflect on. Cerainly not just a post for christmas but to use the message for every day as we move through our ever so busy lifes.

Miss Nancy

Thank you for sharing this ever so important message. Perfect for the season and all through the year.
Love your to do list pictures.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.


What can we add to this wonderful text .. thank you for this moment of reflection and great photos that accompany it!
And I wish you the Magic Eyes are with you as your life!
Merry Christmas for you and all your family xxxxx


Thank you Kelly for this wonderful post. It is a great time of year to reflect on forgiving and loving as we celebrate the greatest gift given~the birth of Jesus.

Amanda Wulf

Thank you so much for this post! This has blessed me.


Kelly, this post was beautiful - thank you for sharing it with us. Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas.


Thank you for your beautiful words! I have had a difficult marriage because of problems with my husband's substance abuse, and it has been so hard to forgive. Your writing is making me think of it differently. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

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