A Morning Quickie…


Not that kind of quickie, my Wicked Luvs, that happened earlier this morning, and calling it a quickie would be a fib… anyhoo, I just wanted to take a moment and share a bit of my bliss.

Jacob and I have been working very hard these last few days; he, harder than I, methinks *grin*. There has been heavy duty work—refurbishing a couple of stools and taking down a wall—also, lighter but time-consuming jobs, like unpacking and arranging our stuff. In between, we’ve been decorating the house.

I made our Yule tree (can’t wait to show you!). My Jacob used some of the branches collected from his winter trimming of the yard to make me plant hangers. He also crafted a thorny circle from a blackberry bush and attached it to a second circle, and then suspended our old wedding bands in the middle. I like the symbolism: our rings protected by a circle of thorns, hanging under a bright light…
 
 I’m happy… and exhausted…
 …the puppies are sleepy…
 

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  1. Sounds like you're making your own seasonal fun!

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    1. And we are doing it from scratch ;-)

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  2. *Smiling* You certainly are :D XXX

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    1. I am indeed and from ear to ear. It feels heart-filling good ;-)

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  3. your happiness makes me smile

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    1. I hope you do a little dance while you smile. That way we would be doing it together, even if across the miles ;-)

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  4. I love the puppy pictures and the thorny circle Jacob made, makes me smile big time ;o)

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    1. Aren't they adorable? *and perhaps a little spoiled* I can't help but adore them to pieces... all of them ;-)

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  5. Looks like you are building a beautiful home. Have fun with it, and your adorable puppies. :)

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    1. Well, thank you. I love every bit we have done, for with every tiny or big addition our house feels more like a home. And the process is so much fun ;-)

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  6. Your titles away make me laugh and smile.. Early morning (not so) quickies are always so much fun ;-) I love the thorny circle he made. I'm kind of inspired now to make something similar, tuck some wishes into it and burn that in a bonfire instead of a Yule log... Your love and story of you and Jacob really gives me hope, Magaly.. Something that's always welcomed through the dark times.

    Can't wait to see pictures of your Yule tree!

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    1. I love putting smiles on my friends' faces, so you've put one on mine too ;-)

      Yay! on the burning the old and protecting the new. I usually burn most of the decorations I put on my Yule tree, except, if they are gifts. It's my way of sending a hint to the winter and getting rid of the uglies I gathered the year before.

      Drinking in the hope ;-)

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  7. Oh wow:) happy to see you both busy with the house..it gives so much pleasure to plan, build, rearrange your own space!
    and hey, I can see a crochet blanket over there...where is it from?;)
    have a great day and blessings to you! Merry Yule (do you say like this?;))

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    1. Happy, happy, happy ;-)

      The blanked was made by Jacob's grandmother. And guess what? She is going to teach me! I will start as soon as we finish setting up the house. We still have unpacking to do *sigh*

      Oh, and "merry" goes well with anything ;-)

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    2. :)Great! It is always, always, good to learn something new!:) So,I guess, we will be reading posts about some pagan crochet doilies in a while?hehe. you know this can be so much inspiration from this, to invent designs and patterns related to pagan culture :D
      Have a Merry Yule!

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    3. I hope to learn to make all kinds of things. My family and friends might find themselves gifted with a lot of disfigured bookmarks, scars and such... at least at the beginning ;-)

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  8. This is so cool!! Enjoy, enjoy...enjoy!! Merry Christmas sweetie to you both!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. A blessed Yule to you, too, my SueAnn. I have to stop by your cyber-home to see all the beauties you've added to your winter mantel ;-)

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  9. You know, I'm living vicariously through you right now. Hopefully we'll be able to get a place next year that we can work on making our own. And you and Jacob have been inspiring ideas left and right, thank you! :) Have a blessed Yule, you guys.

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    1. Then I hope you are having as much fun as I am. I'm sure Jacob and I will still be working on our old girl next year, so we can do it together! I'm happy we are offering inspiration. I'm kind of psyched about next year, for we are planning to offer more details into An Upcycling Dream. Right now, we want to finish unpacking and getting the house as ready as possible. Blessed Winter Solstice, right back at you ;-)

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  10. Looking forward to seeing the yule tree and I must say that is powerful symbolism with your old wedding rings. Love your puppy wuppies!!!

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    1. I'm looking forward to sharing. I'm quite in love with it. And yes, when he showed me what he had made, I almost cried--symbols do that to a Jungian Witch ;-)

      And talking about puppies, at the moment, I have over 150 lbs of snorting puppy lying at my feet. They make great foot warmers ;-)

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  11. I want to snuggle the puppies! :)

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    1. Come visit me and you'll have no choice ;-)

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  12. ~PUPPIES~!!!
    i just didn't go back far enough when i was playing 'catch up' yesterday!!

    have a HAPPY MERRY LOVE-FILLED INCREDIBLY delicious 2013!! =)

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    1. Puppies!!! indeed, and right now they are happy beyond believe because the sun is out and, Attila especially, loves to feel the rays. They are happiness on four feet ;-)

      I wish your 2013 to be awesome, awesome, awesome and full of Emo-love!

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