Monday, December 31, 2012

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out last night and this afternoon.  After 3 years of sending out this newsletter, hotmail decided I was spam and wouldn't let me send out the last group of subscribers.  Some of you may have received the newsletter from my gmail account.  Check your spam/junk box.  If you didn't receive it, email me at the hotmail address and I will return email you (if you are already a subscriber) a copy of the newsletter.

My apologies for the glitch.  I really don't make enough income from Blueladie Designs to purchase an email client, so we'll have to cope with these occasional glitches.  Thank you for your patience with me and your interest in my stitching and my designs.

God Bless and
Thank you for stopping by,
Cathryn

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Annual Favorite Poem/Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Words by Bishop Phillips Brooks

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night!
Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine;
Christmas where snow-peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where corn-fields lie sunny and bright;
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.


Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in its flight,
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.


For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all,
No place too great and no cottage too small;
The Angels who welcome Him sing from the height,
"In the city of David, a King in His might."
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.


Then let every heart keep its Christmas within
Christ's pity for sorrow, Christ's hatred for sin.
Christ's care for the weakest, Christ's courage for right,
Christ's dread of the darkness, Christ's love of the light.
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.


So the stars of the midnight which compass us round
Shall see a strange glory, and hear a sweet sound,
And cry, "Look! the earth is aflame with delight,
O sons of the morning, rejoice at the sight."
    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.


Thanks for stopping by,
Merry Christmas and God Bless!
Cathryn

Saturday, December 22, 2012

May the Star of Bethlehem

shine down on you and yours with all the blessings of the season.


Merry Christmas!
Cathryn

Saturday, December 15, 2012