The winner of the stocking chart is Heather from Brunswick, Canada. You can view her blog at http://heatherstitch.blogspot.com/ . Email me your address Heather so I can get this in the mail to you soon! Congrats to you.
I have no stitching to share with you. I haven't stitched anything since finishing Moonie. I've been hooked on an online stitching game. It has consumed all my free time. And it's a really lame game so I don't know whats got into me. LOL
Since I have no stitching to share I thought I would share a little Christmas story with you. Hope you enjoy it.
A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would remind people of the true meaning of Christmas; so he made the candy cane to incorporate several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and the firmness of the promises of God.
The candy maker then shaped his cane into the form of a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to the earth as Savior. It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with which He reaches down to to reclaim the fallen lambs who, like sheep, have gone astray.
Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candy maker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.