December 20, 2013
Thanks everyone, for the hopes and wishes that our family fared well in the storm. We did indeed, coming off extremely lucky compared to neighbours who lost trees, or had extensive damage, or are still out of power. We're fine. The storm, was, like so many things the world offers, as beautiful as it was crushing.
Posted by Stephanie at December 20, 2013 3:06 PM
It reminded me of how often events in our lives are two things. Hard, and lovely.
Powerful, but compelling.
Fragile, but strong.
My world is still sparkling, encased in ice, and glitters wherever the light finds it.
Today is a wild day, as we catch up, wrap gifts, get ready to celebrate together, and hunker down into a proper winter, deep, dark and gleaming.
Happy Christmas to you and yours if you celebrate it, Happy Holiday to those of you who don't, and our best thoughts and wishes from this family to yours.
Merry Christmas to you and yours! Terrible as they are, ice storms are quite beautiful as well. Have a great holiday everybody!
Merry Christmas to you all. Have a great holiday and enjoy relaxing!
Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends. Have a joyous, happy and relaxing time!
We got hit hard here in Michigan, too. It seems the perfect time for a reminder to slow down and prioritize. Love to you, Joe, and the girls!
Beautiful photos - thanks for sharing! I'm glad you made it through the storm safely.
Merry Christmas to you and your!
Merry Christmas to you and yours...we are all truly blessed as the sun now returns on its journey north.
I've been hearing the phrase "peace on earth and good will towards men(women)."
(and stay warm)
Merry Christmas, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I have been enjoying your blog for many years.
Merry Christmas to you and your family! I'm happy to hear that you are all okay, and I'm thinking about those that are less than okay. Beautiful pictures.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Peace and joy to you and yours as well.Have a wonderful midwinter festival.Carol fae Scotland.
Wishing your family much happiness in the coming year and all your blog readers! We shall await the pictures of all the knitted gifts with great anticipation! Merry Christmas!
A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Lots of ice and snow here in Michigan also.
Merry Christmas to you and all of yours.
Happy Christmas to you and please do tell how you make your ice candles? Is it a mould and if it is how do I get one????
Happy to hear that you and yours are all safe and warm. Wishing you much joy and happiness now and in the new year.
To Jenny at 4:15. They are made in a mold. Lots of things can be used as long as the ice will come out without damage. The very pretty star molds can be purchased through Lee Valley Tools (www.leevalley.com).
And Stephanie, the post says Christmas Eve but is dated Solstice Eve - December 20. Maybe this is part of your time warp plan???
Happy Holidays - whatever you celebrate - to Stephanie and your family and friends and to all on the Blog who continue to enrich my life and provide endless entertainment.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Stephanie. And thank you for the gifts you give all of us all year...inspiration, laughter, and much to think about. May 2014 be wonderful for you.
Thank you for your wit throughout the year,
So glad you're faring well! Merry Christmas and enjoy the snuggle time!
Merry Christmas to you and and yours. I'm originally from Connecticut so no stranger to ice storms. I'd rather have three feet of snow. Happy to hear you are all well. Many blessings in the year to come.
That wonderful moment has come... stores are closed, no more frantic buying. What's bought is bought and all will make due somehow. A happy, calm descends. Families, friends, neighbours gather. Welcome Christmas time! All the best to you, yours and all who meet here.
Merry Christmas, my dear knitterly friend. Your photos are really beautiful and peaceful.
Thank you for so beautifully capturing and sharing the essence of what this life is.
Peace on earth and may your heat and power hold.
Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to you and yours. Thank you for sharing your life with us.
Merry Christmas, and when you bubble to the surface again, please share how you make those star-shaped ice lanterns. Lovely!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family :)
Merry Christmas, Stephanie, to you and those you love.
Peace and blessings to you and yours.
Glad to hear everyone is fine and together for the holidays! Best wishes to all, from another glittery part of Toronto.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Your pictures are gorgeous.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great 2014. Thanks for sharing your life, your family and your adventures through all your blog posts. It has been a gift to us and a pleasure to read.
Thank you for another wonderflul blog-year. Looking forward to many more, with only happy posts!
Happy Christmas, light, warmth, and all the best to you and your family as well.
Beautifully said. Beautiful pictures. Peace to you and yours Steph. Make merry! :)
Fragile, but strong. Cradle to the Cross.
Happy Holidays to your family too. Your blog gives me great pleasure in reading it every day that I wanted to give you this:
Robert Frost's poem Birches contains these lines when the ice starts falling:
Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust—
Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.
I love the rest of the poem also! Cheers,
Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. Happy to hear that you all are safe and warm.
Thank you for another wonderful year of your life, the good, the sad and the all of it.
We love you,
May the New Year bring you miles and miles of happy knitting.
How beautiful destruction can be.
Merry Christmas to you & yours, Steph. Thanks for making us laugh & cry over this past year.
So what is the correct greeting to wish someone who observes winter solstice? I really don't know! Stephanie? Anyone?
Merry Christmas, Stephanie, and thank you for your wonderful blog. And thanks for telling us about the Hornshaw swifts. That helped me answer the question, "what would you like for Christmas?".
jill in Ontario
And peace be with you.
Merry Christmas to all...
A very special, magical Christmas to you, too.
As always beautifully said. A warm and heartfelt Merry Christmas to you and your family. May the New Year bring you health, peace, and joy.
Merry Christmas! I have been knitting since about May and just recently started reading your blog. Love it and thanks!
My world is encased in ice as well. Cold, treacherous, and beautiful. Wishing you and yours a warm, safe and happy Christmas. Thank you for sharing your eloquence with us, once again.
Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the inspirational words!
Here in Illinois, we didn't get the ice. . .but we're getting snow right now, just enough for a white Christmas.
Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season, whatever holidays you're celebrating, and for a fantastic new year!
Happy Holiday to you and yours. How did Hank get so big LOL???
Your photos are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing them. (They look like a set of note cards waiting to happen.)
Merry Christmas. Glad to hear you fared well with the weather. Photos are lovely .
Merry Christmas, Steph! I've read this blog for years but only seriously sat down and taught myself to hand knit two months ago. What a bright world has opened up for me, and it is this blog that I blame. Thans so much, and Happy New Year too!
Merry Christmas. Here comes the light.
A beautiful and profound post. Merry Christmas to you and thank you for another year of wit and wisdom.
Joyeux Noël from eastern Ontario. We fared not badly with the storm. More ice pellets but did get some of the ice rain. Glad to hear you did alright. May your Christmas season be filled with fun, giggles and family.
Hope your holiday is wonderful! Also, hope you guys thaw out soon and all the power is restored, especially the heat!
Cheers from Kentucky!
A beautiful post. I hope your holiday will be wonderful and the coming year a good one. Thank you for all that you share with all of us.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Our best Christmas ever was after a Christmas Eve ice storm...changed plans but we enjoyed good times with neighbors. And we are in the South, so ice melted.
Merry Christmas to your family and friends! So glad the storm brought you beauty, and left the power on so you can keep knitting!
Merry Christmas and Thank you for your MOST entertaining & inspiring & thoughtful Blog. Peace, yes, Peace.
and I'm glad you weathered that storm and all is well ~
merry christmas and all my best wishes
Here in Oklahoma we are just begining to thaw out from a week in ice. Yes beautiful but so dangerous too. Be careful on the ice, falling can be so costly to your body.
Merry Christmas and a belated Happy Yule to you and yours. My money's on Tupper watching the festivities and I know his presence is felt. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter, love, joy and really, really nice wool.
Happy Holidays to you and your family, may the coming year be filled with everything you wish it to be. :)
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Stephanie. Thank you for another year of joy, insight & laughter.
You, Steph, are the main reason that I didn't give up knitting after my first few frustrating misadventures. There was always another interesting/challenging pattern from your blog to try. Sometimes they were a a real stretch for my skill level, but I kept at it, and now I can say that I'm a pretty good knitter & can make just about anything I want (although I still have an irrational fear of intarsia. . .)
Knitting has turned out to be just the beginning of this whole escapade. I decided it might be fun to learn to spin my own yarn, which took me into a whole new world of fibery delights. Being around the beasties whose fleeces I was spinning was a truly warming experience. Somehow, very gradually, that turned this city girl & her hubby into sheep farmers. I found a fleece from a sheep named "Yvonne" & had to buy it. . . and discovered that it was like spinning clouds. So when we moved out to the country (which is not that far from town in Bellingham WA) we bought a few CVM/Romeldale sheep. Four grew into 39 (with lambs on the way). They are the most endearing creatures, and are a complete joy to shepherd. So THANKS, STEPH! You started something truly wonderful.
p.s. So glad to hear you still have power, and are warm & safe following the storm. The best to you in the new year!
Happy holidays and here is to another year of learning sharing lives.
Merry Christmas and Thank you for coming to North Carolina.
Merry Christmas to you and yours! Beautiful photos and a lovely post (as always).
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I have been enjoying your blog for a long time. You are always so positive and caring. I think you keep Christmas in your heart all year long, not just in December.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Merry Christmas to you Stephanie. Thank you for another year of marvelous posts that make me laugh and for the ones that make me cry. It's all good. Cheers.
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