Monday, 31 December 2012

Hello 2013, I've been waiting for you......

I honestly can say that I am glad to be done with most of 2012, what a year it has been...the best part is that you all have been there for me, through thick and thin. Thank you so much!!!!!
Wishing you the Happiest New Year for 2013........may you reach your goals and be inspired by your dreams......

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas Part Two....the friendship......

from over the pond and far away came this parcel. I have an incredibly talented and overwhelmingly generous friend in Italy....many of you know her too...."Monica".  Of course, the tears came as soon as I tore the paper off......
It was exciting to get sneak peeks of the goodies to come......
Her stars!!!!! I had just bought the new issue of Somerset Life.....and here they were, stars for me!!!
Monica has been published lots and lots and all of her ideas and art works are very dear to me.
She has two blogs,  Life is a Painting,and The White Bench, if you have never visited her, you must do so at once.
She is still waiting for my parcel to arrive but she let me share all this gorgeousness with you!
 
Look at the gorgeous cone, and the cloth wrapping bags......she is so clever, oh look at the card, made from sheet music, love, love.......

These are the acorn hats that were inside the cone, wonderful little hats for my bears and dolls.....
Another beautiful cloth wrapped bag.....and this gift made me feel soooo loved, her plaid bear pin keep!!! I have always wanted this one, thank you my dear friend!
Star perfection!
The most divine antique linen, with my initials no less, be still my beating heart!
There's more, can you believe it?
An original painting.......my cup runneth over...... "Faith" Monica, I truly am so blessed, your gifts are so thoughtful and caring and you are sooooooo sweet and kind....oh my, I hope you know how much this all means to me........thank you.......xxxxxx


 We have had a wonderful Christmas here and I have been so blessed from all my friends......it makes the terrible past year seem like it never happened, I don't mean all the gifts but the friendship and the kindness and the Faith that came my way.....to believe in myself and trust others and to reach for help and know that people don't offer if they don't mean it......most of all to pass it along as I heal and grow in spirit and health........
 Hugs,
Mags
xxxxx



Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas Part One......

My bible to read.........

 Beautiful ornaments to look at.....
 Burlap Joyeux Noel towels pretty on display.....
 The Dutchman surprised me with a trunk full of dolls.....well doll parts that is.
 Two new teddies....... and a Santa plate awaiting some goodies..... part two will be later, a story of friendship and kind hearts..........
I wish everyone a blissful and happy holiday!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Hmmm.....what would you like?

I wanted to make my own cards again this year. A little late, but I have fallen in love with red and white.....I know, not my usual all white or white and grey.......hmmmmm maybe I could use some  help.
Might be for next year....I could start mailing them out in September...lol. 
 Which one do you like for making into a Christmas card?
I could always post some all white ones or pale grey, do you want to see some of those too?
Is everyone ready? I am not just late but really late, but I did get all my parcels out and my gifts done!!!!

This is #1 in the Red choices......
 This is #2
#3
 Here's #4
 And #5

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Dear Father God.......

I pray for healing for all the victims of this terrible tragedy..... please ease their pain.
For all the families, the parents who must be suffering beyond belief.... give them strength.
I pray for the Grandmas' and the Grandpas' ....help them with this heavy burden, help them be strong for their children...I cannot even imagine the pain and suffering they must be feeling.

 Father God, may each and everyone of us know in our hearts every man, woman, and child that lost their life in this senseless act of violence. I want to be able to take each precious life, to take each individual person and give them to you in prayer and begin the healing.....so much pain, and grief....only You can heal us and give us the wisdom to know what to do.
I pray for our leaders that they will finally change the laws to keep our children safe....

 Please God, hear my prayers and heal my broken heart....
Mags
xx

Friday, 7 December 2012

Merry and Bright...

I am at least trying........to do and make.....before another surgery on my ankle......but I am Merry and Bright!!!!!


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Knit one, sew one, knit two........

click,  click......knit, knit........in the kitchen it's embroidery and hand sewing....but in the front room it's knitting...if I go down the hallway to my sewing room I make all the teddy bear body parts, or doll heads and bodies.......then I take them to the kitchen for eyes and stuffing. Hmmmm.....does it sound like I am going in circles? My days go by very quickly and yes it seems like I never stop, but I love Christmas! In fact I embrace it, the gift giving, from teddy bears and dolls to mittens and scarves......helping others to prepare or baking food gifts.....this is my time with the children and friends and family....it's about taking time to read a well loved book or two, maybe help out with the food bank, build a gingerbread house or ten.....lol. This is the time to spend with my loved ones and share my memories from growing up and Christmas past. The grandchildren love to play twister, charades and play outside in the snow, happy to come inside for hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows on top. What do you do that makes your holiday special?


 I would love to hear all about your Christmas traditions and what you plan to do for the holidays!
Love and kindness and the making of time for others just makes me happy, what makes you happy or perhaps crazy at this time of year..........

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

White for me...Red for my Daughter....

I love to decorate in white and silver mercury glass.......and Paris grey......                                                                                            

Peaceful and calm......


 My daughter Rhianon loves red.......

Red Teddy..........


My Sister's snowman....



My daughters red goodies..........

more of her lovely red glass ornaments......

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving........

to all of my American friends.......