Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Greetings.......

Just a very short post to wish all of my lovely blogging friends a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and Happy 2014.  Thank you for taking the time to chat and comment on my blog, I really do love reading them.  Until next time, I leave you with a lovely image of a contemporary robin made by my friend Gill Ellis Wilds

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Playing catch up....

I have been so busy with all manner of things that my usual preparations for Christmas have been put on the back burner.  As a person who puts decorations up on the last Sunday in November, I have finally completed the task this afternoon.  We have a lot of sorting out to do in the New Year.  We have a lot of excess things with Mr T returning from living and working in the Highlands.

View from the cottage window Kyle of Sutherland
I love decorating our home for Christmas. The tree has had to reside in the kitchen just for this year as there is just nowhere to put it in our back sitting room.  We have a wood burning stove in the front room so it is impossible to put a tree in there. 
 pixies, reindeer and robins
I am so lucky to have such creative friends who are kind enough to give me gorgeous gifts which now live in our kitchen normally, but adorn the tree at Christmastime.

cheeky robin with rusty dingly dangly legs
grey dove with hand decorated metal heart
ruby red dotty 'love' star all by Gill Ellis Wilds
fairisle woolly Santa
Needle felted redheaded Angel
needle felted Santa Claus all by Gill Pinkney Felt

 I do love a bauble!
simple berry twig on the railway sleeper mantelpiece
Mr T and I are looking forward to our first Christmas as grandparents, little Thomas is nearly eight months old.  Time passes so quickly, I had a little weep to myself this afternoon when I was sorting the boxes to go back up into the loft.  I found all of Emily's Christmas cards to, and from us.  Some she had made herself at nursery and school.  The one that tipped me over the edge was the one that said "mummy I love you too much"!  Happy memories, don't know why it upset me. 
If you look very closely in the last picture behind the lantern, a tiny wax corsage is peeping out.  It is my mother's wedding day flowers - edelweiss I believe.  Whilst clearing my mother's house I came across it.
Before I go, I wish all of my lovely blogging friends a very Happy Christmastime.  Thank you to each and every one of you who make my day by leaving a comment.  I enjoy reading your blogs so much too.  Until next time......  Jayne x