"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Peace

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2: 7-14

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I am so very grateful for all of your wonderful notes and emails (especially the ones with all of the Corgi pics!) and appreciation of my artwork. Thank you for making this a wonderful year! May God bless you and those you love. Give all of your Corgis and other critters a Christmas kiss on the nose for me. Happy 2007! Warmly, Cathy ^..^

Monday, December 18, 2006

Cash and James

Aren't these two little rascals just darling? This is 'Cash' (Reinwood One For The Money) who is sired by Gabe (CH. Tallyrand No Greater Love) out of Bridget (CH. Heronsway Two For The Show) and her little playmate 'James' (Zydahayes Admiral Salute) who flew over from England. (Told you Corgis could fly! :) !!) I assure you, they are all ready to get into some serious Christmas mischief. Photo by Kenneth Reed. -CS ^..^

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Lighting

The Christmas season just doesn't begin for me without what we refer to as 'The Lighting.' Last night, at the home of my dear friends, Sylvia and Ted DeGiacomo, we gathered together to witness the wonderous sights that have been created by 2 of their very talented sons. Edward and David spend months creating a spectacular Christmas display. This year it had an amazing twist. The entire display was choreographed and synchronized to 'dance' to music which you could tune into on a station on your radio dial. Amazing! The photos I took don't even begin to show how beautiful it is. We managed to tear ourselves away from the light show, where inside the house awaited a feast for the eyes and the belly. Parties at Sylvia's house always involve good friends and family, delicious food and yummy treats. One of my favorite things at Sylvia's is her candle collection. She has had these little vintage wax candles for many years. The 'choir' holds a place of honor above the mantel and the rest of her collection sits on the piano greeting lucky visitors with Christmas cheer. Click on the photos to enlarge. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 4, 2006

Visions of sugarplums.....

Visit my online Corgi store for Corgi Christmas Cards, Corgi shirts, mugs, and other fun gifts for the Corgi lover on your list! -CS ^..^

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Don't try this at home.....

Think it is easy to put lights on a Christmas wreath with help from Corgis? Think again! My husband is trying to reason with them to get their little paws off of it. This plan doesn't seem to be working. :) I guess they thought decorating was much more interesting than whatever they were up to. -CS ^..^