It’s that time of year when we think of loved ones and celebrations, and the memories and smiles just bubble up.
Holiday decorating with our daughter and then our grandchildren sleeping over on Thanksgiving so we could decorate the next day – every single one is a warm memory. There is also that favorite relative you loved catching up with, delicious food items that certain people always made, or just the feeling that the holidays bring.
Our holiday dinner wouldn’t be complete without cranberry jello. I know, I know – jello? Well, this was my mother-in-law’s recipe which included fresh cranberries and apple. I make it every year, and we smile with every delicious spoonful.
Remember that old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words? I grouped some special items together this morning for a photo that holds many tales. A wall hanging I like, old glass bulbs from family trees long ago, Snoopy and Woodstock that my grandkids loved to hear play music, a small tree in a new basket made by my daughter, two angel ornaments both from dearly loved friends, and a Santa that I made in a class with my daughter when she was younger. One grouping that evokes so many wonderful memories.
What comes to mind for you when someone says nostalgia this time of year?
Best wishes to you and yours whether it is a gathering of one or twenty one and whether you’re eating turkey and dressing or take out. 🙂
P.S. For cold hearty gardeners, if you have heard about or are interested in learning about winter sowing of seeds, there is a webinar coming up on December 1. Here is the link.
If looking for hand-made baskets or other unique items for the home this holiday, my daughter’s online shop is at 1840 Farm. She and my granddaughter create lovely one-of-a-kind items to be treasured for years to come.
Any time of the year, if you are looking for the very best long-armed quilter I’ve ever known, head over to Seashell Quilting Longarm Studio. You will not only walk away with a lovely finished product, but you will thoroughly enjoy the experience.