by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Hi Cuties, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, happy and blessed Christmas filled with LOVE from all your family and friends. I also wish that 2018 brings good health and lots of wonderful projects to sew out.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff here and Miss Veronika who keeps this site running so beautifully.

Thank you to all the moderators who keep us in check!!

And thank you to all of you, my friends, who have made this place the wonderful sanctuary that it is, one where we can all meet and swap stories, pray for each other, marvel at the wonders of our modern embroidery machines and gasp in awe at the talent of so many.

As we leave tomorrow for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and then Singapore and don't return till the 8th of January, I have asked Sue if she can post the SS gift that was sent to me and she has kindly offered to do so.

I hope all the Secret Santa gifts are on their way or have already been received. I will pop in to comment on them whenever I can.

Merry Christmas to you all and a very happy and healthy 2018, love Chris


by Leaha 17 Dec 2017

Thank you and all is wishes are returned to you and yours. Safe travels, enjoy every minute hugs

by lbrow 17 Dec 2017

Ditto to you Chris. Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless! Lillian

by noah 17 Dec 2017

Thanks for your blessing chriss and the same is wished for you and yours hugs xx

by laurasomi 17 Dec 2017

Dear Chris, i wish you a wonderfull trip and a very merry Christmas,

by kustomkuddle 17 Dec 2017

I hope that you have a wonderful trip. Wishing you a blessed Christmas. Thank you for all that you do for cuties. Will be praying for a safe, relaxing trip.

by jrob Moderator 17 Dec 2017

Have a wonderful trip and take my prayers and love with you as you go.

by tuross 16 Dec 2017

Wishing you and your family a very blessed festive season. I hope you enjoy a new year filled with health, happiness and success in every endeavour.

Travel safely and enjoy this wonderful holiday.
Love Lynne

by robertahilde 16 Dec 2017

Have a wonderful time my friend!
To you and your family the warmest Greeting of the Season and every good wish for the coming year. Hugs Roberta
PS: Please bring back some snow!

by shirley124 16 Dec 2017

I hope your Christmas is just as you imagine it to be. Enjoy the cold because you will soon be back to the heat. Hugs

by dailylaundry 16 Dec 2017

A very blessed Merry Christmas to you, Chris and yours! Sounds like a trip of a lifetime!!! Have a most wonderful time!! Safe travels!!!

by oaro 16 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas to you to enjoy you trip Be save

by crafter2243 Moderator 16 Dec 2017

Chris have a wonderful time. The smell and experiences of my childhood are coming alive right now. This is the time I still get a little homesick. California's Christmas just isn't the same. I do envy you a little for being in Germany at this magical time. Enjoy and come back save.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Angie, yes, I love Germany at this time of year. We've been a few times over the past 10 years and there's always a surprise in what we see.
I hope you have a wonderful blessed Christmas and that 2018 brings good health. Love Chris

by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

For Michelle,

This is a picture of just one part of Kathe Wohlfahrt's shop in Rudesheim in Germany. Aren't I the lucky one to be able to go back and visit it?
I can't wait.
If you go to Google and type in Kath's name there are many shops in Germany. Go have a look they are breathtaking.

Love Chris

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michemb by michemb 17 Dec 2017

thanks Chris,
what a thrill it would be to visit this, Lucky you, enjoy

by dragonflyer 16 Dec 2017

Thank you, Chris....stated beautifully. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and Happy New Year. Travel safely and enjoy the wonder of experiencing new places this holiday season.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks so much Kim and a special thank you to you my friend for all your help. It's people like you on here that make my job much easier when making things! Have a very merry Christmas with your family and I look forward to seeing lots of good projects in 2018. Love Chris

by lilylady 16 Dec 2017

Happy Holidays to you and your family. Have a wonderful trip and cold Christmas's are the best, Enjoy!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks so much and I can't wait to enjoy Christmas in another country. The same blessings to you for Christmas and the new year. Love Chris

by graceandham 16 Dec 2017

Joy, safety and health go with you on your trip. Have a blessed and holy Christmas.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Betsey, and the same to you. May your Christmastime be filled with love and laughter. Love Chris

by michemb 16 Dec 2017

Well same to you and your family my friend. Be safe and healthy on your world travels. Be sure to bundle up and stay warm. Lucky you, hope you get to visit some of those beautiful Christmas markets in Germany and elsewhere.
May your life be filled with all the best life has to offer in 2018.
hugs and love

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Michelle, I can't wait to see Rudesheim in the Christmas season. It's just gorgeous. I want to go to Kath Wohlfahrt's shop as well whilst there. We visited it last time we were there. It is just AMAZING!! Love Chris

by sandralane 16 Dec 2017

Safe travels Chris, enjoy your trip and come home safely. Hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas wherever you shall be, think of us in the heat while you enjoy the cool weather. May 2018 bring peace, joy and happiness to all, and most of all for you a creative year. Sandra.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Oh! that's lovely Sandra. I sure am going to give it my best. Can't wait for the new year. My sewing machine is in having it's 6 monthly overhaul and I'm getting the new Premier Plus programme for Christmas - a present from me to me! I've been saving all the ironing money I get from the girls each week and have it saved now and will purchase it when I go pick up my machine next year! Have a great Christmas to you and your family. Love Chris

by marianb 16 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas to you and all your family. Safe travels on your newest adventure enjoy a European Christmas. Marian

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks so much Marian - it's got to be better than our "scorching summer's day" taken from our Christmas in Australia song. Love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 16 Dec 2017

Happy travels and have fun and enjoy a different Christmas to your usual ones.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Caroline it will certainly be different as we’ve never experienced a COLD Christmas. Love Chris