Darning

While preparing to leave to see the Nutcracker with her grandparents, this one realized she had a hole in her glove. I love that her first inclination was to find a needle and thread!

Christmas Eve

Only second to Easter Sunday, there’s no church service that I enjoy more than Christmas Eve.

“What can I give Him, Poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb, If I were a wise man I would do my part, Yet what I can I give Him, Give my heart.”

Whatever it takes

With the last hours of secret knitting counting down, this little one came out of bed for some snuggles as I was racing to finish her gift. Not wanting to go back to bed, even as I encouraged her, and my not wanting to keep the knitting under the lap blanket made for some tricky moments, but she eventually nodded off on my shoulder and I continued on my knitting way. These Christmas secrets are hard to keep, but it is worth it!