Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Mexican Chalet

For Christmas I have an overwhelming sense of Thanksgiving, if only a month late. I am so thankful to you Dear Reader for your companionship and encouragement over the years, and especially for you who leave comments...even Mr. or Ms. Anonymous. You have made me feel heard, which is something we all want.
We wish you a very Happy Christmas, full of family and love and a super great New Year.
Melody and Dave


  1. have a great time-look forward to reading more next year :-)

  2. heidihu7:17 AM

    Hi Melody

    From a faithful reader of your blog I wish you and your husband a wonderful Christmas. We have rainy weathr here in Switzerland, cozy just to stay inside, hav a nice meal and a good glass of wine. I want to do some quilting tomorrow and am inspired by your bedcover.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your husband.
    Keep your inspirations coming in 2009. I need to get myself in gear and do what I have been wanting to do for many years. I don't want to be Queen of Procrastination anymore.
    YAHOO!!! to the New Year!!

  4. Michou8:35 AM

    Dear Melody

    thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and your wonderful life with us faithful blog readers.
    I wish you and your husband very happy holidays and for the New Year the fulfillment of even your most extravagant wishes.

    Keep creating !

    Michou from Luxembourg

  5. Merry Christmas to you and Dave. I just want to tell you how much your blog means to me. I only found it a month or so ago, but I know that each morning when the computer goes on, I can count on you being there to "talk" to me and give me inspiration. I am trying to find the art quilter in me and you help me to feel she is in there somewhere! I thank you so much and hope 2009 is a great year for all of us! HOPE is in the air!

  6. Thanks for sharing your life. I always enjoy seeing what you are making and being inspired by what you are cooking.

  7. Merry Christmas to you both, thanks for all the beauty you release into the earth. Blessings!

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby too! D~~~~

  9. Not only are you heard, you are treasured. Thank you for all of the inspiration and for giving my color sense a kick in the rear. My new year's resolution is to be *bold*, thanks to you. Merry Christmas.

    Do you and Dave ever get lonely there?

  10. Merry christmas to you and Dave.
    I love reading your blog, to see your inspiring work, to read all your funny posts......
    I wish you a very happy and sunny 2009 in your mexican chalet! :-)

  11. Your accomplishments, your color, your tenacity, your heart...thanks for sharing them with all of us. You and Dave put a lot of living into each day. The external results are amazing and the internal benefits are clear in your voiced thoughts. THANK YOU for including us. Sending Christmas wishes for endless years of creativity and living life to the fullest.

  12. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Have a happy and healthy new year.


  13. Merry Christmas, Melody! Thank you for bringing us so much joy throughout the year!

  14. Melody - Thank you for all of the "I never thought about doing THAT before" moments you've brought me as I've followed your blog. Your generosity and openness in sharing your talents, thoughts, creations and doubts is truly appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and Dave.
    Leslie :-)

  15. Anonymous1:40 PM

    dear melody and dave,
    thanks for including us in your
    life...merry christmas
    blessings and peace,
    missy from the bayou

  16. I have to thank you for infinite inspiration and generous sharing of instructions and ideas! Happy holidays!

  17. Anonymous2:03 PM

    Merry Christmas, Melody and Dave.
    I look forward to your life posts in the new year. More eye candy for me, perhaps? :)


  18. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Happy Holidays to you and Dave, Ms Mel. Wishing you a wonderful day today and lots of good health and creative inspirations for the New Year. My love to you both.

  19. Merry Christmas, Mrs. Mel! You and Dave have really wrought some wonderful changes to your little Mexican Chalet. Have a wonderful, colorful, New Year with much quilting and painting to enliven your days.

  20. Wishing you and Dave a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Thank you for sharing your creative life and being such and inspiration. Cheers

  21. And Merry Christmas to you and thank you for the inspiration to do things "differently." I can't/don't follow directions well: I like to go my own way. But your work encourages me to go even farther and I like that.

  22. Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice to you and yours. You are truly a gem in the art community. Thanks!

    Twinnie Susan_from_Nerk

  23. Hi!
    I never comment and I visit almost daily...I guess that makes me a bad reader, but I so enjoy your blog. The house looks awesome!!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Kim M from PA

  24. SewsewLiz10:13 PM

    Hola mi amigos y feliz navidad and bueno nuevo ano. Muchos gratias para todas ideos este ano.
    Porque llamar a su casa mexicano chalet?


  25. Anonymous10:22 PM

    Hi! I, too, follow your blog almost everyday. Your creative abilities and your energy amaze me. I hope I can borrow a little of that in the new year. Thank you for being you.

  26. Judy from Norhtport12:00 AM

    Hi Ms Mel - Just to let you know that reading your blog is very important to me.
    Not only have you inspired me over the years to become a better artist and dyer, reading about your life has on occasion given me the kick I need to get going in the garden, or to re-organize the studio, or to rearrange the furniture.
    You are amazing and you do not seem to be the least bit aware of it. Your generosity with time and information is astonishing.
    I wish you and Dave a very happy and a healthy new year.

  27. Merry Christmas Melody & Dave! Thanks so much for sharing your process with is so helpful, interesting and FUN! Here's hoping that 2009 finds you both happy & healthy!

    Candy in CA

  28. Dear Melody,
    I've been away visiting family all week so couldn't write earlier but wanted to send you my heartfelt thanks for your beautiful work and your inspiring, generous spirit. Wishing you and Dave continued joy...Merry Christmas!


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