Merry Christmas to each of you on this joyous night. All of us here at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas day and we wish all the best for you in 2013. We of course thank all of our fans, whether you visit us in person or virtually through the blog and our website! We've been doing this for eight years and have enjoyed getting to know seeew many of the regular faces that visit us each day!
There is much sadness going on in our country at this time. It seems everywhere you turn, someone is trying to justify an action to make it "right." To make it suit their needs or interests. Many of us just drop our jaws in disbelief. Can people really be this ignorant when the call rings out that change is needed? Our hearts and our thoughts will always be with the victims of Newtown, Conneticut and of the Clackamas Town Center. The mall shooting particulary hit home as Priscilla's neighbor was one of the victims gunned down. In moments like these, I hope we all take the time to pause and reflect...and to remember that nothing is more important than waking up and just being thankful for another day.
People often wonder what they can do to help and I think one of the most important things to do is to make it a personal habit to remember just one of those names whose life was taken from them that day. Remember them, not just this year, but each and every year.
Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Each year, we make many new Christmas kits. In fact, we are constantly making new Christmas kits all the way up until Christmas Day and beyond. One of my new favorites is Tree Lot. Fairly simple it uses one of my favorite pre-cuts of all. The Jelly Roll. You would be very surprised at how many patterns use this pre-cut and how many patterns often go overlooked!