I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Glowing candles, holly and berries...........

I love these images at this time of year.
Just one small glowing candle can mean so much..........no matter what time of year it is. It's not a birthday cake unless there is at least one candle to make a wish upon and to blow out.........
When the power goes out and the dark closes in........one small candle can bring comfort to the whole room................
one lit candle can set the mood for a romantic dinner.............
one lit candle, held in the hand of many people gathered together sends a message of faith and hope.
What do glowing candles mean for you?

So for my holiday design, so close to this Christmas day..........
I chose to embroider a candle surrounded by holly and pine needles.

The holly at the end of my front porch is full of bright, cheery, berries.
Do you have holly growing in your garden this year?

Pine needles lay all over the grounds. I love these gifts from nature!
All together, they make up a festive design.......don't you think?

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle
 and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
I hope this finds your Christmas holiday filled with happiness,
 surrounded and shared with friends and family.!
The best wishes to you for a very blessed Christmas!


GardenofDaisies said...

Your embroidered pieces are always so beautiful. I have been lighting my advent candles and taking time to reflect and pray.

Celestina Marie said...

You share a beautiful and thoughtful post my friend. I love your design and the meaning behind one lit candle really makes one take pause.

Thank you for a wonderful season of friendship and wishing you many joys this Christmas and beyond.
Hugs, CM

Marianne C. said...

You've done another lovely piece, Kathleen! This has been a year of joy in corresponding with lovely creative women as yourself. Thank you for the joy you've added to my life.

May your Christmas season be full of peace and light,

Marianne xo

Cindy said...

Your candle, holly and pine looks so pretty. I keep planning on buying some holly bushes, and each year I forget. maybe this year?

Preeti said...

Your embroidery looks beautiful ! Wish you a happy Christmas! :)

Hindustanka said...

Candle light means home, coziness, hope, family to me...all the good things, all the good thoughts.
your embroidery is lovely! so beautifully done:) have a happy day!

Nicola said...

A beautiful thought provoking post.

Jessie said...

Your candle en embroidery are beautiful!

Laurie said...

How beautiful Kathleen, I love your embroidered candle. Your post reminds me of Christmas Eve service, where Pastor lights a candle, and all the other candles are lit one right after the other til the whole church is illuminated by their light. Followed by Silent Night, it's one of my favorite moments of Christmas.

Marie said...

It's lovely! The images of Christmas from my childhood definitely include the glowing candle, sprigs of holly and evergreen boughs, red bows, the sleepy village under a blanket of snow. They all bring back such wonderful memories for me. This looks like it was plucked right out of my heart!

Hope you had a very blessed Christmas!

Martha said...

Beautiful work. I liked the pink roses alot.