My dear acquaintance, it's so good to know you
For strength of your hand
That is loving and giving
And a happy new year
With love overflowing
With joy in our hearts
For the blessed new year
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all WOYWWers
May 2013 be a happy, healthy and peaceful year!
Before I show what's on my desk, I have a few thank you's to give out. Cards that arrived at various points from lovely folk that I haven't shown. From L-R, Vickie (Okienurse), Dolores (Cardarian), Di (PIxie) and Brenda (Butlers Abroad) Thank you girls, they have brightened up my home this Christmas.
Vickie also sent me this little lot, which was very unexpected and much appreciated! Some fat quarters, ribbon, a great ideas leaflet and a funky green angel. I live next to a huge forest and she really is The Angel of the Woods for me. Thank you so much, Vickie, your thoughtfulness has really touched me. How lucky am I? :D
Julia was right when she said that if we could bottle the WOYWW bonhomie, it would make the world a better place. I am going to try, in my own little way, but more of that later.....
OK, the desk is a bit weird this week (I know, I know, it's always weird...but this week, it's a games related gift for my son, The Big O)
It's an upside down Creeper from Minecraft!! If you don't know what I'm referring to, lucky you :) It would take too long to explain..... This is the front piece of a cushion cover....
The finished cushion!
I think he likes it - yay!!
Other things to show you are the two cocktail rings I received as presents.
Both blingy and gorgeous yet quite different..I love them both!!
And two beautiful glass hangings (they are coaster sized) that my boys gave to me.
They're made from layers of glass with two of the White Horses of Wiltshire carved into them. They shine in the sun and appear to be 3D, I adore them not only because they're beautiful, but because they just sum up Wiltshire for me. I'm so lucky to live in this amazing place. (For folk who may not know, Wiltshire has 6 gigantic white horses cut into the turf on the Downs to reveal the white chalk underneath. The first was the Uffington White Horse, pictured left, which was done thousands of years ago. Sir Terry Pratchett, my favourite author EVER, says 'It's not what a horse looks like, it's what a horse be')
So here are a few reasons why I consider myself to be a fortunate and lucky girl - my gorgeous husband and boys, my family and my friends. This year, I'm going to change the angle of what I do slightly. I'm still going to craft, but what I make is all going to be for charity this year. So, if you have a favourite one, let me know and I shall see what I can come up with.
What goes around, comes around......