Friday, 18 December 2009

All is calm, all is bright........

After such a bad day and things not turning out, I had my rest and started again. First of all the wonderful thoughts and comments of all of you, my dear sweet blogging friends.
Second, the magazine I have been waiting for came.... thank you Erica & Sandy at The Tattered Household. I am in love.......
This is the most beautiful, elegant and enchanting magazine I have ever read!!!!!
(The postman can never know how much he made my day.......)
Then, more wonderful parcels!!!
My heart raced and I could not believe my eyes when I opened this parcel from Lynn Barron at Sea Angels.... I know I saw it when I bought it, but nothing prepared me for the sheer beauty and the incredible work of art.... Lynn, I love it!!!
Her darling hand painted linen towel is in the background, isn't it divine?

Look at Lynn's beautiful works of art, I love her delicate watercolors,
these little postcards are so gorgeous, I want to frame them.......

Look at these beautiful birds, thank you Heather at Pretty Petals!
I will show you pictures of my wreath I made from Heather's fantastic on line class. It isn't quite finished yet, I need a little something something....... you know what I mean? Heather's class was so wonderful to take, her pictures and instructions perfect and of course incredible to look at!!!

My famous Rum & Butter Tarts....... yummo!

and of course a new batch of shortbread..........

All is calm, all is bright........ thank you everyone for your kind words and good wishes.
I love my blog family, don't you?


Sandra Evertson said...

Mmmm, looks Delicious!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

La Table De Nana said...

There you go:)Good....

Lou Cinda said...

Gorgeous stuff!!! I love it all!

I knew you would persevere! Back up, take a breath, rest, go at it again! Perfection!!

I hope your weekend is WONDERFUL!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sea Angels said...

You are so lovely Margaret, so I'm glad to hear you are feeling better.
Isn't that magazine soooo fabulous I want to open the pages and live in it ha ha, I carry it with me everywhere and constantly pour over the pages, so glad you have a copy to brighten your day. Thank you for showing my things that is so generous of you,
I'm hoping you carry on feeling better and have a lovely weekend.... we have snow and I am so excited,
Waves, hugs, and a sprinkling of magic dust...
Lynn xxxx

Rebecca said...

So happy to read you are doing better my sweet friend.

Am I living under a rock? Never heard of this Mag!

Somebody slap me.


Charlene said...

So glad things are looking up my dear friend. Sorry to hear the Lupus Monster is flaring it's ugly head. I have never seen that magazine you are talking about. My hubby is glad I'm sure! The birds from Heather is soooooo pretty. Don't sweat the shortbread... I'm sure the elves are on the way. Hugs! Charlene

June said...

Margaret, I love all the good things that came your way. And I love all the magic that you made in your oven...Yum!
So glad things look better, sweet.

Lori said...

Margaret, i am glad that things are going better for you now, and hope you are feeling better...i know i would feel better after receiving such wonderful mail!!!

Diane said...

I'm so glad you're having a much better day. With all those lovlies in the mail it had to help a lot. The magazine sounds enchanting. I do love our blogging
family, too.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Margaret:
I sure love my blog family...and am glad you're feeling better, sister! Things are looking up. Love your goodies. Everything is beautiful. Oh, yes...Shortbread!!! One of these days I have to try making a batch myself.
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh Margaret~~what a wonderful day! The rest was just what you needed...The mag is lovely and your shortbread (one of my most favs) looks sooooo delicioso!!
Your tree is gorgeous as are all the touching sweet gifts you received. I am sure your heart is full♥

Merry Christmas!

Charmingdesigns said...

What a beautiful blog that you have. Thanks for visiting me.

BellaRosa said...

Margaret, I am so glad that you are feeling better, I remember seeing that lil beauty at Sea Angels, it is beautiful as are the other lovelies you got! They found a beautiful home with you...I was drooling looking at your shortbread :) Besos, Rose

Tami said...

I think things are looking up! The shortbread looks delicious & your mailman definitely came through!!! I love my blogging family too!!! Have a beautiful holiday..xo Tami

someplace in thyme said...

Margaret, I am so happy that you came in and left a comment on my blog. I know that I have visited you times before, but for some reason I feel as tho I just discovered you. Your blog is gorgeous and I must become a follower. You have so many pretty things to share and I love your pastries. There all look so good. I am sorry you were not feeling well, but see that you are feeling better. I think lupus is a lot like RA which is what I have so I can relate. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. I will see you in 2010 my friend, Char

Jientje said...

And your blogging family loves you, Margaret!
What a beautiful post, your decorations are stunning. I love that linnen towel it looks so adorable!

Lisa said...

Your Christmas preps look so lovely!! Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Lisa

Marm said...

Buon Batale e felice anno nuovo.

Buon Sal LNH 2010. Donatella

Diane said...

That Rum and Butter Tarts look wonderful, I sure enjoyed my visit here tonight. Hugs, Diane

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Blog families are so much fun! Always there to give us a lift when we need them!
So glad you're doing better sweetness. Everything looks so lovely. I wish I could be there to sample one of those goodies!
Big bunny hugs,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

Looks like you had a great day ~ everything looks wonderful.
Your baking, magazine, those darling watercolours.
Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Take care and look after yourself.
have a wonderful week


Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret, I'm happy to hear that you feeling better and things goes as you want them to go. The magazine of JDL is wonderful, it's a pleasure to read and look at all those beautiful pictures. Your Christmasbirds are so lovely and I enjoy the pictures of them.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy Nwe Year. Here we have now free from work so I'm not so often on Blog.
I wil thank you for your always sweet comments and the joy you give me when I past by on your beautiful blog. I'll see you in the new year.
Lovely greetings and a big hug from Mea

Natasha Burns said...

What beautiful {and delicious} goodies!
I really enjoyed Heather's class too, and am looking forward to seeing the finished wreath you made :)
Have a lovely Christmas :)