Winter Solstice ---LOVE this quilt. It appeared in America Makes FAST Quilts Fall 2009. could duplicate the pattern, want to find the fabrics.---Update, as of Feb. 2014, you can still order the 2009 mag. that carries the instructions for the quilt. McCallsquilting.com
Celtic Mistletoe Lore: Five days after the first new moon following the winter solstice, Druid priests cut mistletoe with a golden sickle from a special oak tree and had to catch the mistletoe before it hit ground. The plant was distributed among the people to hang over their doors for protection against evil in the coming year.
The winter solstice is upon us! Soon at least. This infographic takes a look at a few facts surrounding it and how it’s referred to around the world. Happy Goru people of Mali! I like the romance of the long night. It’s been celebrated since Pagan times and I can’t help but think of dark age Germanic huts in snowy forests holding feasts. From Visual.ly.
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