Thursday, 7 January 2010

happy new year to all......

Its been a while, but I can tell you that a good time's been had by all. Christmas went by in a blur of snow, wrapping, twinkly lights, food, fizz, more food, the final episodes of Gavin and Stacey and Dr Who(well with DT which is the only one that counts according to youngest)....and then of course more food.
Gifts were exchanged and I did very well as always, beautiful silver earrings from eldest and this cute little addition to the sewing room from youngest together with a divine smelling Yankee candle. My first!

My 'home made present' swap partner made me this beautiful silk cushion and they also presented us with loads of lovely home made edible delights. Chutneys which smelt amazingand tasted so too, mixed nuts roasted with salt pepper and crushed herbs and a delicious panforte, packed with nuts and fruit. We were really spoilt and of course that has upped the ante for next year.

A beautiful unexpected gift was this wonderful glass platter made by sally page. it came from eldest child's friend's parents to thank us for letting her stay here over the past few years. They live in a village some way from here so she sometimes sleeps over after when the girls have been out, but that's it apart from the odd meal and making sure she eats if shes going to be drinking! a really generous thought.
I should be at work today but snow put a stop to it. No way am I going to attempt a 80 mile round trip in this weather so am going to be frivolous with the time and sew in front of a black and white movie. Bliss


  1. Some gorgeous gifts!
    The new header photo is lovely.
    Happy new year to you all,hope it's a good one for you.
    Keep safe and warm.
    Lisa x

  2. Lucky you, what a good haul! Absolute bliss to have some me time in front of the box, make the most of it. Happy New Year.


  3. Lovely goodies you have there. I love the photo at the top! Happy new year! suzie. xxx

  4. Happy New Year Elsy. I Love all of your goodies, lucky girl.
    Your banner is a great picture.