Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year..

Well, as I had a five am start to the day yesterday, it was a case of very early to bed and for the first time in years I did not welcome in the new year and I missed Jules Holland.Yesterday was not a day for resolutions as I spent the day lozzicking on the sofa watching Harry Potter and Twilight in between cooking a aroast dinner and dying the grey out of my sad  middle aged locks.With all the gloom and doom which they say lies ahead I think stubborn optimism is the way forward and all the austerity measures will perhaps make us all appreciate the simple things in life a lot more so I don't intend to make any drastic changes to my life, just small alterations and simple appreciations.......
One of the things I really do hold dear are the kind thoughts friends and family have put into my Christmas presents.I received such lovely things and was quite moved by everyones thoughtfulness and generosity ...
A beautiful vintage tablecloth from a good friend and some gorgeous books.I love the pictures in Sophie Dahl's ook and love Kirstie's no nonsense language  and common sense.
                  A pretty corsage and bunting from Cheryl ...I love them......
A Cath mug and fabby White stuff wristwarmers from Jules, a collar from John which is soooo warm and a vintage clock from Jenny....
 Love poems from John.....I really love Laura Stoddart's illustrations and have several of her books.
A lovely cushion that Mum bought at the Vintage and Homespun Fair

 Another gorgeous cushion which Jules bought from Rosella who crocheted the hearts.I nearly fainted when I opened it.Its soooo pretty and I think Jules had a hard time parting with it -And as you know I am in great need of cushions..........

Some very cleber felt bunting made by Jules which is currently adorning my dresser
 Jules also made me this pretty snood which is very thoughtful as I wear a lot of scarves etc to keep my neck warm as I am prone to sore throats...It is so soft and warm...

 Just had to show you Jules's wrapping .....she sewed padded baubles out of Christmas fabric and crocheted stars.......How pretty is that????????
I am out done again !!!!!!!!!
It's funny that how ever much we think we are over Christmas there is a small voice that is saying next year I shall.......
Happy New Year to you all wishing you good health and small joys.
Anne x
PS.There is one present I haven't shown you.That's for my next post....

4 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow! How lovely are your pressies - you must have been a good girl!!! Happy New Year love Annie

Amanda said...

Its very true I've been 'next year'ing about things. Only 11 months then I'll be getting the things down from the loft again.LOL

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

happy New Year to you and yours... Been lovely to sit with a cuppa once the boys are in bed and catch up with your world.

Nana Go-Go said...

Happy New Year Anne - Loving the wristwarmers - puts my crocheted efforts to shame!I was trying to have a peek at your shop but when I click on the link it doesn`t work. Maybe it`s my old crestacean laptop!Have a good week.