Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ho Ho Ho !

Marie, over at ZQuilts, gave me a wonderful dose of Ho Ho Ho yesterday... perked me up despite our stay-at-home weather. Her wise words were:

"Doing something makes doing more so much easier!"

She's right, y'know! I got up this morning, shook off the mopes, shoveled some snow and started taking pictures. Here's one of them (it's clickable).

snow scene and Santa hat with Christmas greeting
"... makes doing more so much easier..."

So now, I'm writing this post... and when I finish,

"... makes doing more so much easier..."

I'm going to the studio to work on my Dec BJP, which I started around the 1st and have ignored ever since!

My greeting above is to everyone... Whatever your faith, whatever you believe in, whatever is your star, may it shine brightly and bring you peace and joy. My gratitude to all of you for your support and your shared creativity is overwhelming. Thank you!

Hugs! Robin


  1. The photo is lovely! And I'm sure you've found out many times how wise your friend is. Doing is really so much easier than just thinking about it. Thinking about it just makes us tired. Doing is about taking charge in some small way. Merry Christmas.

  2. Robin:
    Your words flatter me - and are much appreciated! I love your photo ! Wish I were talented enough to do something fun like that !!

  3. To Mary ~ You're so right about thinking making us tired and doing energizing us! Thanks for stating it so well!

    To Marie ~ You are!

  4. Good luck being housebound! We are too, more or less....but walking in the beautiful snow has got to help.

    The joy of the season to you!!

  5. Marie got me going too...and I'm also back to work on december's bjp...and finally I have my xmas cards printed to address and send them!

  6. "Doing something makes doing more so much easier!"

    Oh, that is so true! Thinking about it, avoiding it, putting it off, all make whatever it is larger and larger and larger. Doing it makes it a process to finish, and all of a sudden, it's done!

    Thank you!

  7. Thanks for passing on that bit of inspiration, Robin. Being a master procrastinator myself, I sometimes need the proverbial boot in the b*** to get going.
    I hope your holiday is the greatest and that Santa brings you lots of beady goodies.

  8. Hope you're enjoying the season! :D

  9. Beautiful photo.
    Beautiful post.

    Thank you for everything Robin, you are an inspiration to us all.

  10. I'm so glad you found joy out your door. That santa hat on your signpost is great -- it makes me want to walk right up your lane...

    Sorry to hear about your close call but so glad everything turned out OK.

    I'm so grateful that I was ablt to meet you and learn from you this year. What a highlight that was! I too am behind on my BJP but it's OK for right now. There is joy to be scattered in other ways for me this week...
    I hope you are well and you find joy and delight in your work, Susan

  11. Great photo. Happy Holidays to you.

  12. Very Inspirational!!

  13. Your blog is lovely and zquilts is very wise.

    Thank you both for being here.

  14. That is soooo lovely and reminds me of the lake area around my sisters with the signposts at the Y! Thanks for the greeting and I hope you too have a Lovely Christmas!

  15. Anonymous3:23 AM

    I send you warm hug and wish you merry, merry christmas!

    You have a big heart, Robin!<3

  16. Robyn
    I wanted to drop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas,and a Happy New Year.

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    2) Post the rules on your blog.
    3) Write six random things about yourself.
    4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
    5) Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
    6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

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  18. Robin, I appreciate your comment on my blog just now...and yes, in 42 years you tend to dwell on the bright side! I will be posting your blog address on my Favorites List your work. This afternoon I will be posting a Christmas quilt with lots of beads....I hope you take a look. Have the best of Christmases!! Pat

  19. Robin, My beaded Christmas Crazy quilt is now posted on my blog...hope you will have time to check it out........and thanks, friend, for your lovely comments.....just made my day!!! Take care. Pat

  20. Merry Christmas, Robin! Sending love and light and respect..........your way. Your backyard looks like ours with all the snow but then it rained yesterday and we have lots of slush now. But it could have been worse - it could have been snow and we'd be up to our necks in white stuff. Hugs - Heidi

  21. You have a lot of snow! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!


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