Friday, December 24, 2010

Readers' Sentimental Ornaments

Gail from the Cozy Quilter blog has two very special ornaments (above and below). The bell is from her in-law's tree. When Gail's daughter was 3 years old she couldn't resist reaching out and taking the bell in her little hand, shaking it and saying "Look Mom, I'm making spirits bright!" Gail says "She certainly did, and she still does. She just turned 19, and Grandma gave her the bell to put on our tree."
This angel ornament was also given to Gail's daughter from Grandma the year that her daughter was an angel in their church Christmas pageant. They arrived early so she could get into her angel costume, but when she saw the costumes, she decided that she didn't want to wear one. But she still wanted to sing. She was the "rebel angel" that year. I think I'd really like that church. :) And Grandma too. What heart-warming stories. Thank you, Gail.

Joan Jordan has had this ornament (above and below) for many years and it's her favorite. She doesn't remember where it came from or when. It measures 2x3 inches with the doors closed. Isn't it sweet?

And here's a little present for all of you: some good news. Remember Myra in New Zealand who is dealing with cancer? Many of us have made heart blocks to cheer her up. (See the blue button in the sidebar.) Well, her friend Karen Jones reports that Myra is doing well. The initial tumor has shrunk, and the pain has stopped. Yayyy! In 3 days Karen will visit Myra and they'll do some sewing on the hearts quilt. Karen says Myra loves receiving all the blocks and good wishes.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.


Annelies vdB said...

Merry Christmas !

stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
love theese ornaments filled with memories!!! I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, thinking of you in your new home!!!
Hugs from Martina
P.S. Did you get my letter?

QuiltSwissy said...

That is wonderful news about Myra. Merry Christmas to all!

glen in sunny Louisiana