Merry Christmas from Our Families to Yours!

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Last year, I wrote this Christmas message from Dungog, NSW, Australia. Yet again this year, I'm writing from the southern hemisphere where it is mid-summer and thus sunny and warm, but this year my family and I are in Santiago, Chile.

While it's not as hot here now as it was last year in Dungog, it's still definitely summer time. The days are long and there is nothing but sun. The air stays relatively cool from the nearby Andes mountains which make a beautiful backdrop to the east of the city.

We spent most of last year here. My daughter Samantha is finishing high school. My son learning Spanish which is my native language and my husband is working on a business project. So we're all very busy and enjoying it.

It's been so wonderful to see the progress that the many beginner sewists who follow our blog have made during the year. I hope that we also kept the more advanced readers busy and interested with new free patterns, projects and articles throughout the year.

merry christmas

I wanted to take a quick moment to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas.  Thank you so much for all your support and helpful comments throughout the year.  I'm really looking forward to bringing you new, fun and exciting sewing projects in the year to come.

Best holiday wishes from Santiago!

Lastly, I wanted to remind everyone that the current, Bernina Bernette Funlock b44 Overlocker Giveaway just ended.  We will be announcing the winner shortly so please stay tuned!

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24 Responses to Merry Christmas from Our Families to Yours!

  1. Jacqueline Lovorn says:

    Feliz Navidad y muy próspero Año Nuevo 2019!

  2. Margie says:

    Hi Mayra wishing you and your family a very inspired and blessed New Year!!! Thank you for your wonderfully inspiring emails and exciting patterns and practical advice throughout 2018. Warm greetings from sunny South Africa!!

  3. Patricia M Burckhardt says:

    I ran late this year with trying to get cards out to family and friends, but did the electronic thing as much as possible. I’m sorry to say I missed you in wishing you a Merry Christmas, I hope it was great, and a very Happy New Year. I had such great plans for this holiday and then it was here and I wasn’t ready. Oh well next year I’ll try again. My best for a wonderful New Year.

  4. Anne R says:

    Hi, sending best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Opening your emails always brings a smile to my face. You always have so much to share with us and I really appreciate.


  5. Carla M Edwards says:

    So very wonderful to read your Holliday letter. Thank yo. All to best to you and your family in 2019, wherever you may be.

  6. Deborah Gogan says:

    Merry Christmas to you also! Beautiful picture.

  7. Kim Antonsen says:

    Merry Christmas from your home country of Panama! I hope you enjoy Chile, there are so many beautiful places and climates in that country. I appreciate your blogs and patterns

  8. Kerry says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Sunny Canada … we had a light dusting of snow but … after all it is Canada

  9. Sandee Alford Prickett says:

    The pictures are amazing! So glad you are enjoying it. Thank you for your projects

  10. Mary says:

    Merry Christmas and a blessed 2019. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Texas, USA

  11. Anne Evans says:

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for the new year. And thank you so much for all your hard work and generosity.
    Anne. UK

  12. Wippsteert says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for an amazing year 2018 with So sew easy.

    All best wishes from Germany with a Grey, foggy, wet and cold winter here.

  13. Cheryl Masters says:

    I hope everyone is having some great holidays. I love the latest pants pattern you have shared. The same paper bag pattern was available in the very late 70s and the early 80s. Thank you so much for the pattern. I lost my other one in the early 80s and haven’t seen any since. You would not believe how long I have been looking for a description of how to put thumb holes in a long sleeved garment. My granddaughter won’t wear anything with long sleeves without a thumb hole. If I make her anything without one, she just cuts one herself. She turned 13 earlier this year, and knows everything about everything. I’ll just have to wait for her to get older for me to be any smarter. lol The older my kids got, the smarter I became. And, as always, I appreciate everything you share with us. Cheryl Masters

  14. Shanleigh Hugo says:

    And a very Merry Christmas to you as well, from sunny South Africa. May your family be blessed in the year to come!

  15. Charlene Cairn says:

    Thank you for your Christmas wishes and I hope you and your family also had a very Merry Christmas. I love your patterns, especially the freebies, and have made several little coin purses as part of Christmas presents. I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you continue to thrive and prosper.

  16. Ursula Garrow-Kennedy says:

    Hoping you have health and happiness for you and your family in 2019.
    Thank you for all your hard work putting ideas together for our enjoyment. It is much appreciated.

  17. Elena C says:

    Merry Christmas and many thanks for all you do

  18. Lynne LePore says:

    I would just like to thank you both for such a wonderful site, sewing tips and info. While I don’t get to participate in everything you all do, but I love all the information you provide to all of us. It is appreciated and wanted you to know. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your families!

    Lynne LePore
    Middletown, Delaware

  19. Sharon Taylor says:

    Merry Christmas! ???

  20. SL FOST says:

    Merry Christmas from New Mexico, USA.

  21. Rehbeckchen says:

    Merry Christmas from this end of the world as well and thank you for your lovely sure and patterns!

  22. Always Learning says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for all of the help you give all year, and the amazing patterns!

  23. lifegetsinthewayofliving - Mea Cadwell says:

    And a very Merry Christmas and New Year’s to you and yours! 🙂

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