Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Say Goodbye

For many of us, 2018 has presented us with challenges that we have never had to face before, and for others, this year has brought  peace, prosperity and a sense of  accomplishment. No matter what you had to deal with this year, the one consistent thing in all of this is that we could count on each other to lift us up and help us propel ourselves forward.

Comforting words; gifts that delight; and virtual hugs have been a mainstay this year as our little group faces the passage of time. While not everyone was able to participate this year, they were always in our thoughts as we shared our wares.

Old times should never be forgotten, and old friends should always be held dear. We should drink a cup of kindness for the sake of old times.

This 1788 song may not be a Christmas carol, and quite frankly, we have exhausted the carols of old and new over the last few years, but it is a song that should have us all pause to link arms and sing from the heart.

Whether from the decks of the Titanic or the dance floor in When Sally Met Harry, this song will bring a tear to your eye while warming your heart with hope and good cheer.

It is a song of endings and beginnings, so we shall end our Countdown to Christmas 2018 and begin our preparation for the Countdown to Mother’s Day 2019 with this traditional song.

I hope you enjoy this rendition of this old Scottish tune.

Hurry and stuff the stockings! Here, we will help you get started!


Filet Crochet Art For Hanukah Celebrations with a Lit Menorah and White Bird

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Black and White Handbag / Tote


Dichroic Fused Glass Dangle Earrings


Tassel Earrings – Black


Black Clip on Earrings, Pierced Look Dangle Earrings with Faceted Black Czech Beads

Blue Morning Expressions 

Black Oval Acrylic Cabochon with Rhinestone

Dianes Dangles 

Clip on Earrings Long Silver Earrings Black Onyx Earrings

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Music Affirmation Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Black and White Leather Crystal BOHO Wide Cuff 7 1/2 Inch Bracelet

Kats All That 

Wire Wrapped Pendant

Crafting Memories 1 

Central Pier, Blackpool London Street Scene British Double Decker Bus Postcard

Postcards in the Attic 

Black Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads

Covergirl Beads 

Black Onyx and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Knitted Neck Warmer Victorian Deep Brown w Maroon Tones Wool Acrylic

Magdalene Knits 

Unisex Yoga Bracelet

Pretty Gonzo 

Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.

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And even more!

War is Over
When Kittens Sing
You Better Watch Out!
Maybe He was Drunk
She was only 13
Sad and Lonely this Holiday Season
It Might Only be a Dream
Dance Through the Streets
Born in a Heat Wave
For a Good Cause
Those Victorians sure were Funny

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  1. Auld Lang Syne sung by Lisa Lambe raises the hair on the back of my neck - it's so beautiful. And beautiful are the selections you are featuring in this last Countdown 2018 post, Julie and Harry! Many thanks for adding in my earrings. Will share the post and each item far and wide. And, again, THANK YOU, for once again hosting this year's Countdown! Snoozing Desert Dog sends the Hurricane tasty puppy treats . . . and says you can have a hooman treat, as well. "Tis the Season (:

  2. What a beautiful song sung by Celtic Woman. Loved all the beautiful selections for gift giving. Thanks for including my lampwork beads. Thanks so much for hosting this years Countdown to Christmas 2018!

  3. Hauntingly beautiful song! Thanks so much Julie. Another year bites the dust. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

  4. Oh, that version of Auld Lang Syne was so pretty! I enjoyed listening while I pinned each of these items. Will be sharing elsewhere soon. Thank you so much, Julie for 12 weeks of sharing on the Christmas Countdown. I always enjoy seeing the marvelous work other are doing. Love the classic black (or nearly black) items this week. Thank you for including my music affirmation earrings. Merry Christmas to you, Harry and the rest of your family!

  5. Thank you, Julie and Harry. I loved the music this week, beautiful. Thank you for including my necklace. Shared.

  6. Thanks for this wonderful promotion, Julie and cutie Harry! :) I have always loved Auld Lang Syne, and gotten misty-eyed whenever I've heard it. I love the When Harry Met Sally comment "My whole life I don't know what this song means." lol. In any case, thanks for including my work here, and I will be sharing all this great creativity!

    Happy sales, Julie and everybody! Happy Christmas! Happy Holidays! and Happy Treats to all the BMECountdown furpals from Master Gonzo. Cheers!!!

  7. What a lovely end to 2018. Christmas blessings on all and wishing you a very prosperous new year.

  8. What a beautiful way to say goodbye to another year of Christmas Countdown’s. As in the song it is the end, but a time to look ahead for bigger and brighter and more beautiful gifts to come. Thank you for all the hard you do each week, a perfect song and rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Merry Christmas to all - and to all a good night!