New Year's Eve

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A Christmas wish came true when we got snow last week in the days after Christmas. It was just the perfect snow: big, fat flakes that swirled and stuck, no wind at all, temps not even that cold. We walked all over the neighborhood and then down to the bakery. It reminded me of the hundreds of times I walked there with Amelia in her stroller, warm under her Sunshine Day and in her little knitted boots. The sun came out and make everything sparkle. It was a wonderful present.

I know it's been a hard year for everyone, and it has been harder for me than I can even say. I pray that you have found blessings in the challenges and I pray that I can focus on the blessings, and appreciate them and cherish them, and even grow stronger from the challenges. I'm so grateful for every one of you who has been here this past year (and before that) with your kind words and your generous advice and your stories and your orders and your recipes and your pictures of crafts that you've made. Every single one of the ways you've shared support with me has been important to me, and I sincerely thank you for being here with me when so often I feel that I've lost myself, sifting through the days, looking for things to help and hold on to. I'm going to try to be here more on a regular basis to help me remember and honor the little things. I have every hope for a brighter year and I wish each of you good health and every happiness in 2022. Love always, Alicia, and Andy, Amelia, Clover Meadow, and Agatha Raisin Paulson

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Thank you for your wonderful stories and your beautiful pictures! I hope you have a wonderful 2022 full of much love and happiness! ❤️

I thought Andy was wearing antlers for a minute there...

My cat sounds similar to yours. She is interesting in the "May you live in interesting times" sort of way.

I adore your site. I have followed you and your tender/gentle blog for years and years. When you shared you had Graves it made me feel less alone as it is also one of my four autoimmune diseases. Now you spoke my heart about 2021...I had a significant major health crisis that will have life-long impact and I've had to make life changes to accommodate it. 2021 was so very hard and sadly, parts of it will travel with me forever. And yet, life is beautiful and worth the struggle. The people, animals, nature, friendships, and love are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...and I cherish every moment with them. God bless you and may 2022 create beautiful memories to be tucked away for the future.

Thank for continuing to do the blog. It's a balm.

Isabelle b says: January 30, 2022 at 08:20 PM

I discoverd your blog by chance and it’s a treat .Thank you for these pleasant moments that I will splendide to follow you here and on Ig .
I like It so much that I shared it with my friends .
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I don't know why, but this made me teary. I think I see a lot of myself in your words. I send you and yours all the love and peace and nothing but good things. We all deserve that.

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About Alicia Paulson

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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