I hope you all had a really wonderful Christmas spent doing anything that makes you happy, be it a quiet day just mooching around with your beloved or full on manic with your family, especially if that includes little ones as ours does. Christmas Day saw my Hubby and I dashing off up the A1 to our daughter's for dinner and back down again that evening as we had my Mum here for Boxing Day lunch. Then Jenna and her family came down the A1 to spend Monday and Tuesday with us and naturally when they are here, Jamie and his family spend mosgt of their time here as well (they only live 5 minutes away) so for 2 days our little bungalow was bursting at the seams, Lol!
This is Izzy after opening one of her presents from her Mamma and 'Bamps' (me and Hubby). That expression was priceless!
Here Izzy and Alexa are cuddled up under Mamma's special blanket watching Finding Nemo for about the three hundredth time, Lol! You wouldn't believe Alexa is 3 months younger than Izzy would you?
And here they both are singing nursery rhymes with the 'babies Annabelle', just like they do at nursery.
I've had a couple of days when I should really have been setting the house to rights again but instead I've just mooched about really and now I have to get a crack on because we have our oldest friends coming for a meal tomorrow night. We've spent New Year's Eve together for over 20 years now, taking it in turns to host and they used to be very noisy, lively affairs when the kids were all younger but as they got into their late teens things quieted down somewhat. Mind you for several years at least one parent had to stay sober because there was usually a phone call from one or other of the four offspring saying their taxi hadn't turned up and could we do the honours! I'm glad those days are over although staying sober now is not a problem as I can't
drink alcohol any more. Sod's Law again isn't it, Lol!
I thought it was about time I shared a few makes with you although they have been a bit thin on the ground recently. I thought all but my closest buddies were not going to get handmade cards this year but because of the lovely quick technique of Joanne Wardle's which my CSQ buddies and I have just used for our latest project, I used it to make quite a bundle of Christmas cards right at the last minute. I almost forgot to take any pics but here are three different variations on the theme.
I do have another special card I made for my three CSQ buddies but I also made if for a blog buddy in America and I don't think she's received it yet. I was a bit late posting for America to say the least and then there were several problems with our mail because of the snow bringing everything to a halt (and confining me to the house, Lol!). Even Judith and Jo only received their cards yesterday and Jo only lives 40 minutes away! As soon as I know the last card has been received I will post some pics because it was one I was quite pleased with.
Well, 2011 is almost upon us and for a number of reasons I personally won't be sorry to see the back of 2010 and I know many others feel the same so I'll take this opportunity to say many, many thanks to all of you who visit my little bit of web space and leave me such lovely, encouraging comments. I can truly say I have met some really wonderful people, both in reality and in the virtual world, since I started my blog and for that I am really grateful. I want to wish you all the very best that life can bring to you for 2011, but most of all may it bring you peace and contentment.
Lots of love to you all and many warm virtual hugs