God's Canvas

God's Canvas
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.~~John 15:13

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wee hours of Wednesday

I want to welcome KT as a new follower!  Thanks for your interest and remember to leave your input...I am very green at this!

I've been researching a lot of blogs and finding that, as my excitement grows perusing the contents, some of the dates on other blogs go back sometimes several years!  So...I figure maybe I don't feel so bad if I miss a day or two updating my posts.  Honestly, though, I prefer to update at least 4-5 times per week because I'm bursting at the seams to share the exciting things I've found.

Another doctor's appointment today revealed that I may be receiving some help with the swelling in my legs, which only serves to liberate me more and prepare me for the upcoming knee replacement in May.  This may also allow me to sit at the computer longer to find and share cool stuff.  I realize that most of the blogs I post are nothing new to the seasoned blogger, but this is really like Christmas for me!

Speaking of Christmas...I've been photographing the special ornaments on my tree before I take it down...yes, it is still up!  Between my inability to lift the boxes into which the decorations will live for the next several months, and my husband with an ailing back, Christmas lives on in our home, and frankly I love it!   I find that two or three weeks once a year really are not enough for me to get my fill of the beautiful lights, the vintage decorations with such warm and lovely memories, the Nativity that took me 11 years to collect and complete...but I will soon part with them likely by Saturday.  And then I will have a new, empty-feeling but clean house!  Although we are nearing Valentine's Day, I want to share these photos with you in the coming posts because I think you may find them enjoyable.  The photo below is of the mitten I wore as a toddler.  My grandmother had this amongst her things and this was found when she died.  Needless to say, it is priceless to me.

A lot of the details are worn, but it is 100% wool and has a little character on the mitten that is wearing what looks like red pajamas.  Believe it or not, I actually remember wearing these!  It's amazing what you remember when you sit and think of these memories.  I can almost hear the snow crunching beneath my feet, smell the fudge my mother made every time it snowed, sipping her made-from-scratch cocoa!  I remember these mittens on my tiny hands, and my mother's hands holding mine.  Those were the days!

To wind this up, I am enclosing a link from the site Tipnut.com.  It is a vintage pattern that was included on their site today and I thought it only appropriate to include this, given the content of my post.  http://christmas.tipnut.com/

Wherever you are...I hope you have memories of warm woolen mittens.