Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WOYWW 81: The Joys of Christmas

This is how my table looked this morning.
I needed to push all the fabric, beads, needles and thread
to make space for my journal.
I am still crazy about making flower collages.

Since it's just a few days to Christmas,
and because I've made such lovely friends on WOYWW,
I decided to raffle away a flower collage brooch
for one of you who makes a comment here.

My way of sharing my joy this Christmas!

See other desks and projects
on Julia's every Wednesday Blog party!

The reading for today is
the Magnificat of Mary,
so fitting for the Christmas season.

Luke 1:46-55 (King James Version)

46And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:

for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;

and holy is his name.

And here is Elizabeth encouraging and supporting

her cousin Mary.

This event celebrates family and community,

all those who love and support us,

especially during difficult times.

I’d like to thank all those who offered prayers

for my mother-in-law when she was in a coma.

She passed away on Dec. 12.

Although we are sad she is not with us anymore,

We can rejoice that she can now celebrate with

the birthday celebrant, our Saviour Jesus Christ!

May the joys of Christmas be yours

throughout the year!


  1. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother in Law. Be at Peace knowing she is with our Lord. May He lift you up in your time of sorrow. God Bless and Merry Christmas. xxxooo

  2. Sincere condolences for the loss of your mother-in-law.
    Your journal looks wonderful and the brooch is simply beautiful!
    Have a blessed Christmas!

  3. Wonderful journal - lovely picture - and your brooch is gorgeous.
    Sorry to hear about mil but she is at peace now.

  4. Sincere sympathy for your loss. I hope you can find peace in Christmas. Lovely post and beautiful brooch. A generous gesture!
    Please spare a special prayer for my tiny grandee in intensive care.
    Happy Christmas
    Hugs JoZarty x

  5. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

    Hugs, Marjo No number

  6. can i join in the giveaway? you'll save on postage, LOL!

  7. Sorry to hear about your mother in law, but as you say, what a party she'll be having!! It must be like Christmas all the time in heaven, but better :)
    Love, love, love your brooch, it's stunningly yummy :)

  8. Sad news about your MIL, sending my condolences.

    Beautiful flower collages,and journal too.
    Happy WOYWW & Christmas wishes too
    hugs Minxy #4

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother in law, but you know where she is now, and I hope it's a comfort to you.
    I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

  10. So sorry to hear your mother in law has passed away...she is now in a better place! Wishing you a blessed and merry Christmas, health and happiness in 2011! Love your art and prayers - so inspiring!

  11. You have my sympathy. Your journal looks splendid. Thanks so much for the snoop. S #31

  12. Anonymous9:56 PM

    So sorry to hear about your families loss Patsy, I hope you can all find peace.

    Beautiful journal and scrummy flower corsage too. Have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

    Brenda 45

  13. Sad news about your Mother in law. Sending you love and good wishes for Christmas and the New Year!
    Your little brooch is so lovely!

  14. I am an educator, an exhibiting mixed media artist, mom and garandmom. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your work; God has certainly blessed you! I have become a follower and I will be back to check out what you do next. I hope you'll visit my blog, leave a comment and become a follower of my blog too. I recently lost my mom, on September 12th, it is hard to be without her presence, I know you will miss your mother-in-law, but she is now within her true home. Have the happy holiday you know she'd want you to have--we who have lost a loved one, have an opportunity to enjoy and treasure those who are here now even more. Have a wonderful holiday in her memory.

  15. That is sad news today.
    Wishing you and yours a peaceful Christmas and hoping 2011 brings you all you wish yourselves.
    A x

  16. Sorry about your MIL. Journal is beautiful.

  17. Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother-in-law - only time will ease the loss. The flower brooch is gorgeous and your journal is very interesting. I hope you have a peaceful and happy holiday and an enjoyable Christmas Day. Elizabeth #51

  18. sincere thoughts of sympathy to you for your loss.
    may you have a christmas with special meaning.
    vicki #21

  19. So sorry to hear your bad news. This happened to us last year. All you can do is to remember the good times and rejoice that she lived. It might sound funny, but our undertakers hold a special memorial/carol service each December for those who have lost family and friends throughout the year. We get a chance to hang a silver star with a message on their remembrance tree, and to light a candle in their memory. Extremely emotional but very cathartic. I hope you can find peace to remember and time to remember yourselves. XXX

  20. Deepest sympathy

    Christmas wishes xx

  21. I'm very sorry to read about the loss of your mother in law.
    It is a big lost for all of you, but joy for her.
    wish you a blessed and peacefull christmas!
    And I love your artwork!

  22. Your journal looks beautiful and the brooch is gorgeous. Sad news about your loss.
    Sandra #81

  23. That brooch is really lovely!

  24. Sorry about your MIL. Your journal is gorgeous and so is the brooch!

    Hope you have a great Christmas! :)
    Tracey #94

  25. Just popping in again - thanks for your prayers for Lotta - they are working, she is showing slight improvement. Praise the Lord.

  26. Oh my your journal is such a work of art, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have! If you have access to BBC iplayer online, you could (With time!!) watch a version called 'Nativity' entirely from a 16 year old Mary's point of view. I've really enjoyed it, and I think it gave Elizabeth a fairer part of the story too!
    Condolences over the loss of your Mother In Law, you're right, it is hard to learn to live without someone you love. Strength and love to you.

  27. Thank you for visiting today and for your kind comment. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your Mother-in-Law, a I send my condolences to you and your family. The journal is beautiful, and the hand-made brooch is stunning.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  28. So sorry to hear your loss. You and your family are in my prayers at this time. I love the journal you are showing today. Thanks for sharing.

  29. My condolences for your loss. Your art is so charming and detailed. Merry Christmas

  30. Sorry to hear about your loss.
    God Bless you and your family, and Merry Christmas.

  31. Lovely journal - sorry to hear your mother in law has passed away but as we know her journey to eternal life has just begun and when our sadness fades we can find joy in that knowledge - Hope you have a lovely Christmas ~ Nicky 52

  32. Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2011!

    Hugs, Gaby

  33. Love you gorgeous brooch and the Journal looks fab. take care and wishing you a creative 2011. nnaloracxx


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