Church was very meaningful this morning – makes me so thankful for the Baby Jesus!
I wanted to share another gorgeous Christmas tree in my friend Launa’s house in snowy Idaho and as she always says – off the grid.
I always visit the barn on Christmas Eve where everybody is sleeping and carols are playing on the radio. It reminds me of that first stable and it becomes a magical place one night a year.
Tomorrow I will post our pattern for January – it’s small and can be made in an evening! Be sure to tune in – everybody will want to make this 10″ x 12″ seasonal mini quilt.
Talk to you tomorrow!
Merry Christmas Mary
Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year in advance – Hope for the best year…Enjoy yourself.
Love your posting of the barn….I wouldn’t want to leave….so warm and cozy. There you couldn’t get any closer to the Birth of Baby Jesus.
Merry Christmas Mary to you and Rick!
Merry Christmas!! I love the pictures in the barn. Hugs,
Merry Christmas, Mary! I so appreciate your posts and this Christmas one is particularly meaningful. Hope you have a blessed day!
thanks for sharing….
enjoy the season
Merry Christmas! These barn pictures are so peaceful. I think it would be my favorite place to visit on Christmas Eve as well. We spent it with our grandchildren – six in all! It was chaotic but fun and today will be a quiet day. We will visit our other daughter and her husband over the weekend. Something to look forward to! Can’t wait to see the new pattern! Yikes, you keep us busy Mary! Enjoy the holiday with Rick and your pups. Jan in MA where there is no snow.
Love the pictures. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Merry Christmas! My dad always gave our livestock extra feed on Christmas. That’s one of many memories I cherish from growing up on an IA farm
Merry Christmas to you and Rick and all the farm animals. Thanks for all you do for the blogging world. Can’t wait to see the new pattern——a start for next year (hope)
Your barn visit is sublime! So peaceful! You are such a plus in my life! I know we would be friends if we lived close! My love to you and yours during this holiday time.
Carolyn V – I know we would be friends as well! Looking forward to BB season in full swing!
Beautiful. So peaceful. Love your photos.
Merry Christmas, Mary! You are so right — it’s a beautiful time for all of us to believe and be thankful for the baby Jesus. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! ♥️🎄♥️🎄♥️
Merry Christmas everyone and a blessed
New Year 2019 to all!
Merry Christmas Mary!!
Wishing you and Rick a blessed Christmas. What a special place your barn is. Love the peaceful pictures. Thank you, Mary fir all you do for us.
Merry Christmas! I feel we should add a line to the song 12 days of Christmas -a goat with a broken horn. Thank you Mary for a year of beautiful pictures.
A Blessed and Merry Christmas. May His blessings be yours all thru the year. Big hugs.
A happy, blessed Christmas to you and yours, Mary!
Mary, I grew up in Iowa and love reading your blog!
Many thanks for sharing your adventures with us.
Wishing you a very “Merry Christmas” and a healthy and Happy 2019!🎄
Merry Christmas Mary! Your animals look really warm and cozy, what a great home they have!
Very nice Christmas Eve pictures and looks like the original one to me.
Merry Christmas and hope you have a blessed and healthy New Year!!!
Thankyou for all the patterns you give us, it’s so much fun!
Hello to Mary and Connie and families and all my friends on your page!!! Lets do this again in 2019
Great cheer for the holidays. Lois in omaha
Lois Palmisano – yes! Let’s do this again in 2019! I so enjoy hearing from all of you!
Merry christmas Mary from north WA state. I feel blessed everytime I read your letters and see your wonderful pictures. Thanks for taking time out of your days to share your life with us all. May God Bless you in the New Year.
thanks for sharing your barn pictures. I always went to our barn on Christmas Eve when we lived in Vermont. We had sheep & cattle. Enjoy your Christmas. Looking forward to your sew along quilts.
Carolyn B Shenandoah Valley VA
Heather – I have thought of you dozens of times and wondered if you’re still in Ohio and if your house is finished and if the business is good! Please write me some details at email@example.com. Merry Christmas to Tony and all!
What peace and stillness in your barn. I loved the pictures.
Blessings to you and your family and the sisterhood that this blog has given us.
Oh and I got a new book to read in the new year. It’s a bio of growing up in an Italian American family, divorce, remarriage, life issues, etc , along with her recipes. It’s called Kitchen Yarns by Ann Hood.
Merry Christmas Mary and Rick.
Loved the photos of the barn: indeed magical for that one night!
We all need that peace and magic of your barn even if only for one night .
Be still my heart – love it and Thank you for all you share… Blessing to you and hubby..
Merry Christmas Mary!
Thank you for sharing lovely Christmas pictures! I’m always blessed and/or inspired!
I’m also thankful for Baby Jesus!
He is the reason for the season 🙂
Christmas blessings to all!
Bonnie in Oregon
Merry Christmas Mary – and to Rick as well. Wishing you a very blessed Christmas and a very happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing more of your animals, quilts, adventures and all of your blogs! You are a blessing to us all!!
Merry Christmas Mary from warm & partly sunny Dallas, TX! Love seeing the barn pictures.
Merry Christmas! Today brought back memories of growing up on a farm in KS. many, years ago. My parents always took us out to look for the Christmas Star and to the barn to see all the animals tucked in.
I am now 89 years but can still remember the peace and love I felt. Simple things but so meaningful.
Donna McCormack – my annual trip to the barn on Christmas Eve is worth the trip — Christmas carols playing softly on the radio, chickens sleeping on the roost and goats chewing their cud while they sleep – I imagine this scene with a baby lying in fresh hay in a manger — it is a sacred moment for me.
Your barn pictures made my day. Good health and happiness to you in 2019.
Dear Mary, you are a blessing to your blog followers. I often mention this to friends here in Pennsylvania what a treasure you are. It’s so much fun to be part of your extended family and be connected with so many other special ladies. Your blog is the first thing I look for. Thank you for the time you take to make this possible. Love your many pictures, thanks.
Happy, healthy New Year to you and your followers.
Beautiful photos, Mary. It’s my first quiet time since mid December, I think. I love the mood of your photos… all is calm, all is bright…
Happy holiday wishes to you and all you love.