Friday, December 6, 2013


  Gifts from nature.

Gifts to nature.

Filled with paper from a far away land.

Gifts to wrap and ship.

Gifts to finish.

Gifts yet to be begun.

A gift of a quiet moment.

A gift of a healthy breakfast. 
A gift for a knitting friend. (Found at Target by the way)

Gifts of color.

A brilliant blue sky.

And a gift of love and companionship from my beautiful best friend.

What gifts are you celebrating today?


Kris said...

Good morning sweet friend. I have so many posts, as I am way behind on blogging. There have been days where I haven't even turned my computer on! Weird, I know! But I have been up to my eyeballs in a big project here at home. I have just caught up. Love, love, love that knitting ornament. Must make a run to Target to see if we have any here! And I love the scarves, and photo of baby boy, snug as a bug. Love that son is mending!!! And love that your heart is full of such gratitude for the goodness in your life. I so enjoyed my morning visit!!
xo Kris

kristieinbc said...

Wonderful photos! I think the gift I am celebrating the most today is one I can't take a picture of - being able to stay inside a house that is warm and cosy on a day that is well below zero.

Bridget said...

A wonderful post to start the day.

The gift I am celebrating today is being able to enjoy the season, and be glad that I know how lucky I am to even be here.

kathy b said...

OMG take that hat off the lamp… hazard fire hazard fire hazard…..but then you know that!

Gifts of the cats and gifts of a warm sweater taken off the radiator
this morning to start my day!

Gifts of hope from a friend who told me an amazing story yesterday about her near death experience….

Crafty in the Med said...

Hello there dear Meredith

always love to hear from you so many thanks for your comments on my recent posts! Gift of a hug at an unexpected moment!!! Although all your gifts here in this post are lovely the very last one is the one I like more than any other :-)

keep well

Amanda :-)

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like you've got a great start on Christmas and having a lot of fun doing it all. :-)

linda said...

Lovely photo's and lovely thoughts Meredith. Mine is a gift of thanks so a lovely daughter and ex hubby who came to my rescue this morning when my car wouldn't start, they jump started my car so I could go to work, I was still 30 mins late but hey I got there. :)

Julie said...

Your gifts are lovely Meredith. Thanks for sharing. J

Teresa Kasner said...

I love that you shared all the gifts in your life, it makes your readers look around and take stock of our gifts. That cactus flower made my eyes go BOING.. love it! We're finishing up the decorating today.

❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda Gilbert said...

Gifts of the cutest hedgehog gloves ever. What a lovely psit. Thank you it has totally rebalanced my thoughts.

Stins said...

What a lot of beautiful gifts!
That's a gift in itself, isn't it, this post ;-)!
Love from Mirjam.

Betsy said...

We do have many, many gifts in our lives don't we? I'm so happy to see some of yours.
P.S. You had such a healthy breakfast. I had a fudge pop-tart. It was one of those days.

Clare said...

What a lovely post, it made me smile.
Clare x

Jennifer said...

This is a lovely post. I'm celebrating the gift of a warm house as it's very cold out today.

Carla said...

Yes, what lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing. Carla

CJ said...

What a lovely doggie you have, lucky you. I'd quite like a dog, but I don't think I'll get one any time soon. Fantatic gifts, you've been so busy - keep going!

RedSetter said...

What a lovely post and such lovely illustrations it is hard to choose one over the other as they are all fabulous. If I had to choose some though I'd have to say I am really taken with the felted bird house, the stunning purple crochet and sheepy wool holder but I think the most gorgeous has to be your glamorous blonde assistant who just looks like he invites cuddles.

\enjoy too your lovely healthy food and moments of crafting peace.

Anonymous said...

Your photo of the Christmas cactus is AWESOME!

ColourMeCrochet said...

What a lovely post, I've enjoyed sharing your gifts.
Have a lovely weekend my friend
Sally xxx

Susanne said...

One of my gifts is you and your faithfulness to be a friend to me. I truly think if I had to list all my gifts I would be at it for a long time. Thank you for sharing, this post makes me think.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Gracie Saylor said...

We are given such an abundance of gifts, aren't we? I loved your account of them, and realize that I just posted about some of my own. It is bone chillingly cold here today, so like Jennifer, I am especially grateful for the gift of a warm home :)
Thanks for your beautiful post, Meredith! [ the purple yarn you are crocheting with is sooo lovely!] :)
Love with hugs,

moonstruckcreations said...

Lovely post, thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

My most precious gift at the moment is that my darling Mum is recovering from a recent illness. She so loves Christmas and is getting excited about all the preparations!


♥´¯`•.¸¸.Linda Dawn´¯`•.¸¸.♥ said...

What a lovely interpretation of the word 'gift'. Great post and beautiful photographs.

Penny said...

Such a wonderful celebration of all the amazing things we are gifted with at this time of the year, beautiful xox Penny

Leah said...

What a beautiful post hon! I love the wee knitting bauble - it's fabulous. And as for Max - too lovely for words.

Have a wonderful week. See you again soon!


Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful list of gifts you've posted Meredith. I love the shade of blue yarn you are using on that shawl.

It is the simplest of things that bring me the greatest joy this time of year. Time spent with family and friends, the scent of evergreens and a cuddle from Miss Luna are a few things I'm enjoying today. "Course Luna is especially cuddly today, because it is so cold!


Vicki Boster said...

Meredith- so many wonderful and beautiful gifts-- all which can be found in our everyday lives. We all should be so grateful--

Happy Holidays--

Hannapat said...

Such a beautiful post Meredith and exactly what this time should be all about. Giving love in one way or another. Simple and beautiful! xoxo

Gillian said...

What a lovely post. It's nice to acknowledge the gifts of nature at this time of year when we are all so preoccupied with shopping, lists and making things in time for the big day. x

Joy said...

Oh what a gorgeous post Meredith - and so 'you'! I am just quickly popping in for I'm way behind with blogging but wanted to say hello again and big hugs to you and beautiful Max! Joy xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful, lovely, wonderful gifts! Blessings, Tammy