Thank you all so much for dropping by ...
One thing and another ... I got a bit behind with my Christmas blogging. So, a little later than I'd hoped, I would love to share with you some of the really gorgeous RED cards and gifts I was given for Christmas. I do feel blessed by nice friendships and love
This fabby ATC is my Christmas card from Karen - Missy K
This ATC was my Christmas card from Karen. I absolutely love this cutie! We also exchanged hearts in a swap. Karen made me a prim folk art heart and I know how much love went into this. It's now hanging on the front of one of my dressers - because a heart is for life not just for Christmas!
A heart made with lots of love from Karen - Missy K
Lovely printed heart card from Chris Gray
From Chris I received a heart card and this beautiful textile art brooch. There is a lot of work in this, so much machine and hand embroidery, tiny little stitches and beading. It's very beautiful
Beautiful textile art brooch from Chris Gray
Sharne showered me with goodies. Some of them I have already shown on my textile art blog. She made me a lovely hand printd card, a beautiful bird ornament, lots of snowflakes and charms and this wonderful bracelet made from layered buttons. It's very special!
Such a beautiful gift - a button bracelet made by Sharne for ME!
Jo showered me with goodies too. I received a lovely hand made card in winter white, a Jo Downs leaf coaster, Autumn leaf fabric, linen with a green leaf on, a book about natural fabrics, lots of ribbons, charms, threads, rusty ornaments, candles with berries, a stitched heart and an angel she had made for me ...
Lovely red skeleton leaves and hand made card from Jo
Photographed on last year's pressie - The Christmas Book
Beautiful "White Christmas" card from Jo
My beautiful heart with stitched birdies
Hearts inside my dresser
Stunningly beautiful snowflake heart made for me by Judy
Judy screen printed this beautiful card. She loves birdies too!
Beautiful card screen printed by Judy
This week, I had two lovely "Happy New Year" surprises in the post. I received a treasured, and very personal, hand made card/letter from Pom Pom and I received "Libby Love"
A really gorgeous fabric postcard made with lots of layers, tiny stitches, french knots, beads, sequins and a beautiful snowflake
A new year surprise in the post
Fabulous snowflake ATC from Libbyquilter
A perfect one of a kind snowflake
Libby knows I love snowflakes! I had little ones hanging on my tree made from Swarovski crystals that really sparkle and glitter
Swarovski crystal snowflake on a photo of frosted fruit
I keep my crystal snowflakes in a little box which was made from cutting and folding a Christmas card
While all the country is experiencing the worst winter for a very long time and deep, deep snow and ice ... we had just a sprinkle a few days ago. It's hardly anything but just enough to dust everything with pretty white sparklies ...
I haven't ventured out much. I've been keeping warm by the fireside with choccie treats, knitting a tea cosy from a pattern Suzie gave me, making lists of things to do, "thinking" about crochet flowers (Connie) and my projects for the year ...
Birdie garland and twinkle lights
I've left my birdie garland hanging up for the rest of the year
Lil birdies ...
This gorgeous little birdie, made for me by Cathy, was a Christmas card and an ornament all in one. I hung it on my Christmas tree and now it's in my dresser to be enjoyed for the rest of the year
believed in hope and joy
I had lots of robins on Christmas cards. This one is special because it's from my beloved Nanny. She is 92 now and I'm so grateful to stil have her in my life
A very special card from my cherished Nanny
Well I'm all caught up now!
The week ahead ... I'm in the middle of clearing my room, making desk space, gathering materials for the first few projects on my list and updating my inspiration books
Have a really lovely weekend. Keep warm and snuggly, take care on the snow and ice!