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Warm holiday wishes from all of us at Quilting Arts

21 Dec 2007

Whenever I'm in need of some holiday cheer, I pop "Love Actually" into the DVD player. I love the opening sentiment:

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion love actually is all around."

This is such a heart-warming flick;I get the chills every time I watch people from all walks of life reconnecting and hugging each other in the final scene at Heathrow Airport.

Last night, while hosting our annual Quilting Arts party in my in-law's barn, John and I were overwhelmed with gratitude as we watched everyone enjoying each other's company.We are so lucky to work with such a talented, energetic, humor-loving staff, and it was wonderful to see everyone relaxing for a few hours after such an amazingly busy year...




Editors Barbara Delaney and Vintage Cate gladly exchange their red pens for some tasty Christmas treats...


From all of us at Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors, we wish you and yours a wonderful and beautiful holiday season.


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sharon young wrote
on 22 Dec 2007 5:13 AM
What a fantastic blog you have here, I've just found you through Joanna, who I know through the Calendar Girls group. I've had a great time browsing through, and I so agree with you about 'Love Actually', I always put it on when I'm feeling blue, It never fails to make me laugh and cry LOL. I will be back here soon and I think I will give myself a subscription to Cloth paper scissors as a personal xmas pressie, or maybe Quilt Arts, not sure which one would suit me better as i haven't seen a copy for a while. They're not on the shelf in the UK.
Lesley wrote
on 22 Dec 2007 10:53 AM
Love Actually is a Christmas tradition for me too. BEST movie. I watched it last weekend. Merry Christmas from the satellite office.
Marybeth Richardson wrote
on 22 Dec 2007 3:38 PM
Can you give us details on the pretty center pieces with the candles at the barn party....instructions for assembly would work!! Everyone was having a good time!! Merry Christmas to all of you!!
Marybeth Richardson wrote
on 22 Dec 2007 3:41 PM
Actually I ask the above question about instructions for the center pieces...hope you can tell us about them!! I think they would be pretty for lots of events!!
Linda Rael wrote
on 23 Dec 2007 9:24 PM
Merry Christmas to my friends and fellow artists at QA- Pray for Peace. Linda Rael
audrey h. wrote
on 23 Dec 2007 11:30 PM
just had to say that I adore the movie Love Actually :o) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Jane LaFazio wrote
on 26 Dec 2007 11:40 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Pokey! You've created an amazing thing, that's changing and inspiring soooo many people all over the world! A toast to You!!
Maggie wrote
on 28 Dec 2007 8:24 AM
looks like an awesome party for a fabulous group of hardworking folks. Happy New Year Pokey. Maggie PS thanks for stopping by my blog
Katie wrote
on 28 Dec 2007 9:25 PM
We feel just the same about that movie. It's wonderful. Happy holidays!