Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mom's Special Visit ...

Yesterday I took a nap during the day and had the most vivid dream of my Mother.   In the dream my Daughter and I were visiting the house where I grew up - where Mom lived until she passed away four years ago, Christmas Eve.   In the dream, my Daughter and I were at the top of the stairs - where you can see down to the front door.  Someone came in the house and we could see the top of their head but didn't recognize them.   I yelled down the stairs so they could hear me - thinking it was a stranger,  I said "hey, you can't just walk in here" ... and guess who looked up at me?   Mom!   I was so excited.  I said "Oh, I didn't know it was you, Mom" and I ran downstairs to greet her.  She was wearing her navy blue winter coat, and her comfortable tan shoes.  She looked healthy and smiled the Mom smile that I remember - the one that reaches right down in to my heart and places a big unconditionally loved kiss right there in the center of my heart -  right in the spot that has been so empty for four years.   I told her that the birth was about to take place upstairs and asked if she wanted to go up there.  She said she did, so I took her hand and walked her up the stairs.  As we both reached for the door knob, my own daughter woke me up from my dream by saying "hey, Mom" just as I was saying "hey, Mom" to my own Mother in my dream!   The dream ended there with my Mother and me reaching for the door knob at the same time.   It was a lovely dream and it will keep that empty spot filled for quite some time!   My husband thinks the stairs up to the birth is symbolic of my Mother climbing the stairs to Heaven and going to meet the newborn King.  In my dream, I was able to travel with her for a bit of that special journey.   I have always thought of Mom's passing on Christmas Eve as a blessing - she was able to spend Jesus' Birthday right there with Him!   Happy Birthday, Jesus, and thank you for allowing me a glimpse of Mom's happiness on that special day four years ago!    xxxx
Christmas picture taken of my Mom, my Brother's and Me when I was 3 - looks like I was going to plant a kiss on my new Dolly's cheek!  ;o)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I blinked and the days were gone!

What happened to December?  For that matter, what happened to 2013?   I thought I was doing so well with many of my Christmas packages mailed off the first week of December and then I blinked and Christmas is a week away!  I don't even have my Christmas cards finished yet!  Oh dear ... sometimes I wish there was a way to do a "go back" like you can do with your computer!  I think I would go back and manage my time better ... haha!   Not really, I enjoy getting sidetracked way too much to change my crafty ways now!   This post is dedicated to a new page I added to my website entitled "Other Art/Crafts" and I have posted some pictures of some of the things I do when I am not managing my time properly ;o)   I hope you will take a peek!   My favorites are two projects that I created instead of doing my Christmas cards!   I guess I better work diligently on my Christmas cards tomorrow ...
My Updated Website and Pictures of my newest projects ...

Have a blessed day!   Hugs, Janice

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Little Booh Bear on eBay and an Upcoming Gallery!

Hello!   In between Christmas shopping and decorating, I am working on a gallery of all white bears!  The "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" Gallery will be hosted on my website on Thursday, December 12.  Please check my website for exact time!   On another note, while searching my "stash" of mohair fabric, I came across this gorgeous piece of kid mohair that I just had to make a bear from "NOW"!  Gallery pieces were put on the back burner and Lunette came to be!   If you have a moment to pop over to her eBay auction, I would be most grateful!     Have a blessed day!    Hugs, Janice
Lunette's eBay Auction Link - Ending Saturday, Dec. 7