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Hello my friends. Sorry I have been AWOL again – I can’t quite believe it is 5weeks since I last posted. I have been travelling around Britain – firstly down to the Crop, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and like most other folk, didn’t actually do a lot of crafting. It was so very good to meet the people I have been rabbiting on to for the past four years!! Then, a huge round trip to attend my youngest grandchild’s final junior school nativity play, and my 4th grandchild’s concert. I also took the opportunity of seeing folk I have not seen for a long time – including my 95year old dad, my brother, and the pastor of my last church. A really good trip. So, now I’m home, and awaiting the arrival of all the family on Christmas Eve. For those of you in Britain, I will give fair warning…. they are all praying hard for lots of snow – they wish to take me sledging!

My desk this week is in waiting mode. All is done. We have a large number of January birthdays in the family, so not only do I need to organise all the Christmas presents, but about 5 birthdays as well! However, once I have been to the bank tomorrow, that will all be ready as well. Two church events to do – Step Inside on Thursday and a Christmas surprise concert on Friday evening for which I am responsible for the VERY simple refreshments, then I can sit down and enjoy the festivities

So, here it is… Three envelopes awaiting cash, the birthday cards and a Golden wedding card, a pile of Thank you cards anticipating the arrival of Santa at my home, some dies I haven’t properly put away yet, and a flower pot which holds important electric leads – phone charger, lead to download pictures from my camera to the computer, camera battery charger…. you know the sort of thing – those leads you can never find when they are most needed. As you see, nothing has yet happened with the canvas – it’s still propped up against the wall. After Christmas, me thinks!

So there you have it, folks. Not much to show because it is now all wrapped up and under the tree.

I do wish each of you a very Happy Christmas. As we watch the news each night and see the devastating items from around our beautiful world – the pain, the suffering, the atrocities – may it cause us to cry out for mercy and peace to God who is all compassion and love, and who, in that love sent Jesus  – born into a country wracked with war and a tyrannical leader, to a single mother, He lived only a short life, and knew a horrible death. BUT that wasn’t the end, for as Christians we believe He overcame death and rose again, showing us the way back to His Father, that we might know LIFE with capital letters.

Take care, each one of you at this special season of the year. God bless you.


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    Well said, Margaret, and Happy Christmas to you, followed by many blessings in the new year! I’m so glad you had such amazing travels to see loving family and friends!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell
    Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:29:01

    Ali Wade
    Happy Belated WOYWW and Merry Christmas. You have certainly been busy – with your travels and all of the card making etc. I have just realised that I haven’t written the birthdays etc in my diary yet – which I must do now before I forget again. Ali x #10
    Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:14:57

    Anne L
    Good morning Margaret. glad to hear you had such a nice trip visiting with so many friends and family. It is always so good to come home after a time away. Your desk is so very tidy. Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best to you this holiday season. hugs Always ~Anne L#2
    Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:31:55

    Not a riveting desk, but that is good because it means you are not planning any last minute panic makes. God bless you all and I will be praying that your Christmas will have some old poignant memories and lots of fun and laughter and new memories. Chris (in bed, in Holland, coughing)
    Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:21:40

    I have decided that people should not be allowed to have birthday so close to Christmas, how do they expect us to get all those cards made Lol! Maybe they could just change them and have it later in the year Lol! Look forward to seeing your desk busy again. Merry Christmas, Angela xXx 14
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:21:31

    Good to see your very tidy desk, all ready and so prepared! I have just spent two hours wrapping some presents – all done now, yay!! just need to face the supermarket for my weekend food, only me to cater for, so lots of what I like best lined up!! Have a very Happy Christmas, glad you are spending it with your family. Helen #1
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:35:48

    I just love your last paragraph …. so very thoughtfully and prayerfully written. May God bless you and strengthen you over this coming celebration. Christine #29
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:00:42

    So glad you’ve been able to get out and about and do lots of visiting, Margaret. We’ve got a whole string of meals out over the weeks surrounding Christmas so we know the feeling – we seem to be hardly ever here at the moment! I am thinking of you especially at this time of the year, your first Christmas without John. May the Lord bless you richly and bring you comfort, you and your family. Thank you for your visit and your nice comment – the physio was quite merciful with me and my sore finger – I’m glad I put gel on it before going out! It’s still painful especially without taping and I’m hoping the little splints I ordered will come soon as they will be a lot more convenient to put on and off. God bless you, and a happy WOYWW, Shoshi #18
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:22:31

    Hi Margaret – it sounds like you had a wonderful time traveling and visiting! And it sounds like you will have a full and happy huose for Christmas, with your desk awaiting your new Christmas toys to play with! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! Lindart #28
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:23:28

    Sharon K
    It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful time travelling around and seeing family. That’s great especially at this time of year. Here’s wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas Sharon K #25
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:41:29

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Hi Margaret, Well you really truly are organised aren’t you? I’m pretty much so for Christmas but haven’t wrapped pressies even if dine all shopping. That is nice as don’t like shops and they’re laid out in order to be wrapped. Wonderful indeed you could get about and see friends and family and have such a grand time. I pray all goes well for your Thursday and Friday commitments and that the snow arrives in sufficient quantity for sledging.
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:23:11

    Hi Margaret, how lovely to get around to see so many people from your life. It was very special to meet you in the flesh, as it were, I enjoyed our chat at the end very much. We too are pretty much ready for Christmas, and I have to say, when I don’t have to go out in it, I love to see the snow! Sending wishes for a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas from us both, Many hugs, Shaz #7 xx
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:29:13

    Morning and welcome home! Glad you enjoyed your travels although they sound exhausting … as do your Christmas plans but isn’t it wonderful to be able to spend Christmas with family. Makes me appreciate the years we had with family too. Not surprised your desk hasn’t had the chance to have a lot going on there. Seasons Greetings and Happy WOYWW Kathyk #8
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:48:58

    I must admit, I was a bit worried when you weren’t posting, but assumed that you were away/busy. I’m so glad you enjoyed that big round trip, sounds like you packed a lot in! Hope all the organising goes well and you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your family. I know you’ll all be sad at times because John’s not with you (I feel like that about my dad) but i hope that you all can share wonderful memories of him. Happy Christmas, Hugs, LLJ 15 xxxx
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:47:03

    Hello Margaret I was pleased to see you have posted. I wanted to wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas I expect it will be difficult one in some ways. Pleased that you have been having a lovely time visiting friends and family. Take care. Anne x #13 (at the moment 🙂 )
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:20:18

    I’m doing my rounds of the blogs before I start baking my mince pies and decorating the Christmas cake. I just want to say thank you for another year of fun and friendship and to wish you a very happy Christmas and here’s hoping 2017 comes with good health so we can all enjoy lots of crafty fun together. Hugs, Annie x # 12
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:51:56

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