Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy New Year to All Our Family and Friends

Hello everyone, I hope everyone had a very lovely Christmas Holiday.

The last few months has been hectic but I've found a wee bit of time to create something I have been planning to make for some time. First I bought this lovely Pale Pink Rose Toile fabric back in April when I was visiting the Paducah Quilt Show. A few months later I discovered "Laurie Charming Designs" and her absolutely wonderful "Hearts and Roses Push Pins and Refrigerator Magnets". I've had them since summer. So I finally got a nice bulletin board and put them all together. Here is the results. I love it. What do you all think??? It will go into my sewing room after I paint the walls this same lovely pale pink color.

This photo show an up close of the Lovely Hearts and Roses Push Pins.
I received this "Lovely Friendship Calender" from a Dear Friend in Australia. Every month is full of lovely photos of blooms and china. It is one of the prettiest calenders I have ever seen and it has the most wonderful "Friendship" quote every month to read.

I believe everyone know what a big fan I am of Anne of Green Gable. My Dear DIL Jenny called PEI and order this 100th Anniversary Ornament for me along with a couple of other gifts below. I love them all.

Jenny also bought me a PEI Travel Book. I plan to read this from cover to cover.
Jenny also order this lovely "Anne of Green Gable Wind Chime". It will be hanging from my Gazebo as soon as Spring gets here. At the moment with all the heaps of snow we have it is difficult to imagine Spring yet.
I have admired Victorian Christmas Cracker for sometime. This is my first attempt of creating one. The focus fabric is called "Christmas Greeting, Flower Fairies" from the estate of Cicely Mary Barker. I let my stitching imagination be inspired from this lovely piece of fabric. I gave it as a Christmas Present filled with goodies for a Dear Friend.

Below is the Christmas Cracker I received. It was created with lovely Bangkok silks fabrics and embellished in very pretty stitches and beads and such .
I also received some Lovely Treasures from another Dear Friend in The Netherlands. I plan to use the "Rose Buttons" on my Crazy Quilt that I plan to start working on again in the new year. I truly love the Beaded Pendant and the beautiful folded Christmas Ornament and the very lovely fabrics.
I also received a couple of "Beautiful Post Cards from a friend in the UK". I just loved the wool felted flowers and rolls that I received from my friend in Australia.

I had my Christmas Catus for many years and it has been at my Mom home for some time. I finally brought it home with me at Thanksgiving. I took some Vitamin B tablet and dissolved it in water. I then diluted it with another glass of water and then gave it to my Christmas Catus. I could hardly believe it immediate went from very sad looking to blooming within a month. Isn't it just beautiful. Hopefully next year I will have many more blooms.
Two days prior to Christmas we received lots of rain. Then on Christmas Day Night it started to snow and it has not stopped yet. Below our "Lovely Two Bird Feeders" My Sweetie build for me and they are being smothered in snow. They are filled with lots of food but No birds are to be seen. I think they are all snuggled in Pine Trees trying to keep warm.

And this is a photo of Our Winter Wonderland today. A bit overcasted but the sun came out a bit later.
My Sweetie and I would like to wish all Our Family and Friends a Very Healthy and Joyous New Year. I look forward to chatting with all my blogging friends next year.



Charmingdesigns said...

What a lovely post...oh my, the snow. brrrr. Thanks for showing my push pins. let me know what kind of ideas you have and I'll make some more.

angelasweby said...

Judy hi there :>)
Everytime I come to your blog I am just completely amazed by how much we seem to have in common. and it's not only Dorset buttons...haha!

First, toile is my favourite fabric and pink my favourite colour so, seeing your gorgeous pink toile had me almost drooling. i try to be polite and not drool in public...haha! I love the creative way you've used it. I managed to get a beautiful piece of Christmassy red toile from ebay a few weeks ago and love it.

Next Anne of Green Gables. My daughter and I fell in love with Anne many years ago and still adore everything about her. i did not realise so many things were available associated with her. Rula would love to have some little keepsakes so I shall investigate that. The Christmas ornament is so pretty.

The Victorian period is my favourite and I just adore the Flower Fairies fabric. Your cracker really is a dream. I have been avidly watching a wonderful series on the television these last few weeks. All through the year some people have been living and running a farm in the traditional Victorian way and enduring the hard life the Victorian farming families had. Recently they have been preparing for Christmas, making gifts and doing crafts. They have mini videos of how to make Christmas crafts on their website. it's
Ilove the mistletoe kissing ball and the Christmas cards and crackers.

I love the Moda charm pack you received from your friend in the Netherlands and the buttons are beautiful. I recently bought the same pattern used to make the little folded ornament and can't wait to give it a go- what a coincidence...haha! And finally, our beautiful Christmas cactus is happily flowering away, just like yours - not as remarkable a co incidence as many will have these pretty flowers in their homes but it still adds to the magic of serendipity!!
Enjoy your New Year. I know you will spend it continuing to make people happy
Angela xx

Heather said...

Hi Judy... what a lovely post... of course I love your "bulleting board"... and you have received such lovely gifts, not to mention having made some lovely treasures yourself. I can empathize with you about the weather... grrr! I haven't owned a Christmas cactus for years! Keep warm and enjoy the rest of winter working on all your lovely crafts... before you know it, Spring/Summer will be upon us once again... have you ever noticed how as we get older, the seasons come and go more quickly! Hugs.

Maureen said...

You received some lovely things Judy - lucky lady. Happy new year to you and yours and great crafting in 2010

Kayla coo said...

Hi Judy,
So many beautiful gifts!
We are due snow today but not as much as your Winter wonderland, which is such a pity as the children would love it.
I hope you have a great New Year.
Love Michala x

❦TattingChic said...

Wow, those are some lovely gifts! I am really loving that Christmas Cracker you made with the Christmas Flower looks Victorian! I think you and I both love anything Victorian from your comment you left on my tatted Christmas ornament at the Stitchin' Fingers Site at Ning! LOL! The Christmas Cracker you received is also very nice!
Your Christmas Cactus really blossomed, didn't it? That is really awesome!
(((Hugs))) and Happy New Year!
~TattingChic ♥

Bev C said...

Hello Judy,such a wonderful post filled with lovely gifts. I love the pictures of the snow,I can't believe it is the same garden. Much love and happiness to your family for 2010. Happy days.

karen said...

beautiful gifts and gorgeous images of your winter wonderland. I am a little jealous allthough I am such a coward when it comes to driving in it! Sending you loads of good wishes, x

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