Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ending the Year with a happy trip to Germany and Home again

Wanted to finally touch base again. First of all my patterns are back ordered un the 27th because I am having the covers professionally reprinted and I am down on the list but soon they will all
Be available with more in their way. 😊
     The New Year will bring new things along with some new classes. I am going to be selling "Rejoice" Christmas pattern once again. These will be printed in late January. The color book (story style) has five more pages to be drawn and turned in for printing. Pages will be perforated and single sided. I will offer the three ladies sitting and quilting as one of the pages. Lots of fun.
Can you say chocolate? I just went to Germany and a river boat trip down the Maine river. Pronounced MINE. Wonderful Christmas markets all along the way. I saved money by buying fewer groceries and wants here at home. It was worth the sacrifice. Germany knows how to do Christmas better than anyone and they still have many Nativities in each city and town. Christmas hymns I sang as a child play everywhere and there are lovely reminders to thank God for His many blessings.
Color and whimsy are everywhere as well as beautiful foods both sweet and salty. Glugwine is everywhere as well as beer,eggnog, wines and my favorite hot chocolate. 
Here are gour of us shopping and Molly taking the photo.
Santas and reindeer and elves and Angels are everywhere!
Good places to eat like "Hans and Franz".
All of the hundreds of booths are dressed to the nines.
Paper stars are so pretty and festive!
Gingerbread anyone?
The front doors of the Mayors house!
Glass making is a German thing and their decorations are wonderful!
My back hurt and Tina and Molly bought me this wonderful wool water bottle heater. Isn't it cute???
Smokers - I sense smoke comes out of their mouths. Aren't they cute? 
Molly and I sip hot cocoa on our shopping and sight seeing tour.
Stay tuned as I am posting more about this trip and what I am thinking as 2015 comes to an end. New fun coming in 2016! I am blessed... And so are you. Count your many blessings. Sometimes we are too busy to realize how blessed we are. Slow down and enjoy simple things- they're the best.


  1. Thank you, Mary Lou, for sharing your wonderful trip to Germany for Christmas Market. Sounds and looks like a wonderful, most amazing trip!

    So glad to have you back posting - I missed you.

  2. lovely photos...looks like a wonderful trip....nice to have fun

  3. Thanks so much for sharing even more pictures of your Christmas market tot. So nice to see all thos wonderful treasures you discovered.

    Also lovely to see Molly, Tina, Sany , Wendy and you in your winter finery with great smiling faces.

    Hope you are finding places for all the treasured memories you found along the way!

  4. I loved following your Facebook posts of your trip. I love Germany.

  5. What a delightful trip, good friends, good food, good beverages, and WOW! such eye candy! Thanks for sharing and welcome home.

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016, too!


  6. Mary Lou,
    It was so delightful to 'share' in your colorful and flavorful Bavarian Christmas adventures with such dear friends! Now that you're back, let me say, Welcome home!
    Sending you wishes for a very special Christmas and New Years with your family.
    love and hugs from chilly Northern California!