I must say that I am a little slow out of the gate this morning. I have been up for a couple of hours already, but I have spent the morning picking around Facebook and looking at all the great holiday pictures that my friends have posted.
Everyone is certainly busy with holiday activities and I am so happy that they like to share them with everyone. My good friend and fellow designer Diana Thompson and another friend of mine from Canada Diane Benoit have been posting some great pictures of their visit together. Diane is visiting Diana for a few days, and it is wonderful to see what they are up to. I met Diane in person when I was in Saratoga Springs this past March and she is as lovely in person as she is online. I love seeing far away friends finally get to meet face to face. It is nice to think how many friendships the common interest in woodworking has forged. I know for myself there are many.
This morning Diane posted pictures of a place in Theodore Alabama (where Diana lives) called Bellengrath Gardens. In seeing the pictures, I couldn’t believe the wonderful beauty of their ‘Magic Christmas in Lights’ display. I couldn’t figure out how to post her album here, so I found a video of it instead on YouTube. Although the video is from 2008, it does show the essence of the pictures I saw.
I thought you would all enjoy seeing it too.
As for me today, I have a few things to catch up on. It was a busy day yesterday and I had a wonderful time seeing my friends and hearing what they have been up to. I am thinking of some new ideas for the upcoming year and with everything that I need to be mailed out the door, I feel like I can have a good time finishing up my own stuff here and planning for the next season.
It’s all good.
I hope you enjoy the little movie. I think it will be just the thing to get you into the holiday spirit.
Have a great day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"