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

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.

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.

fairy light jars, lighting, seasonal holiday decor, The kids think they look like fireflies so this idea could easily carry into summer as well

Fairy light jars

fairy light jars, lighting, seasonal holiday decor, The kids think they look like fireflies so this idea could easily carry into summer as well

Winter Solstice:  #Winter #Solstice.

Winter Solstice December 21, 2014

Celebrating the Winter Solstice. -Green child magazine. A few articles with great ideas.

Celebrating the Winter Solstice. -Green child magazine. A few articles with great ideas.

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11 Wonderful Winter Tablescapes

The roots of 'Santa' in the ancient spiritual traditions of the Winter Solstice & feminine spiritual symbols - lovely piece

The roots of 'Santa' in the ancient spiritual traditions of the Winter Solstice & feminine spiritual symbols - lovely piece

Imbolc/Candlemas February 2, 2014 - a Gaelic festival (typically celebrated by Neopagans) marking the beginning of Spring.

Imbolc/Candlemas February 2, 2014 - a Gaelic festival (typically celebrated by Neopagans) marking the beginning of Spring.

Our family's winter solstice traditions -- feed the wildlife, eat by candlelight, release the old and welcome the new.  Lots of pics on each activity!

Our family's winter solstice traditions -- feed the wildlife, eat by candlelight, release the old and welcome the new. Lots of pics on each activity!

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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.

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.

Most 12 Awesome Places Must be Seen Before you Die

Most 12 Awesome Places Must be Seen Before you Die

Milan, zodiac sundial, 1768 ~ astronomers from Accademia di Brera. Summer solstice, ray strikes tongue of bronze set in the floor; winter solstice, stretches out to meridian.

On Darkness: The child is born in the darkness of the womb; the chicken hatched after incubation. Birth begins in darkness, as dawn follows the long night, and spring springs from winter. We must n…

Winter Solstice & Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

On Darkness: The child is born in the darkness of the womb; the chicken hatched after incubation. Birth begins in darkness, as dawn follows the long night, and spring springs from winter. We must n…

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