Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Happy New Year xx

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you all had a great Christmas and I wish you health, wealth and happiness for 2016.

We spent Christmas in Yorkshire, and as most of you know the north was suffering from all the rain we have been having, but our journey was uneventful, thank goodness.

Christmas morning is very relaxed (most of us still in P.J.'s) and gifts shared around.

Lots of teenage clothes under wraps...
Christmas Day and Boxing day we were kept home because the heavens still wanted to drown us, but on the 27th we girls had a trip to Leeds to see if there were any bargains in the sales, and on the 28th we took the chance to walk along the river to Bolton Abbey.  The river was really flowing at a speed and you could see where it had overflowed in the last couple of days.  

I don't think I have ever seen the river this high 

Such a pretty walk.
I have to say I was very spoilt with gifts this year and there is no way I could show you them all, but isn't this one just the cutest.....

All the names of my grandchildren 
I had been growing my Amaryllis bulb for about 8 weeks, and I could see that it would flower over Christmas so it had to come north with me......... so glad I took it...

Its a beauty

Before Christmas I had been trying to make a particular patterned beaded bauble, well I finally cracked it.  The glass bauble was bigger than the original, so I had to add more stars around its girth, but think its a winner and now only have to make one more exactly the same .......just to even things out around the fire hearth.

Definitely time for a TAH DAH!!!
While I am busy beading, Mr D is getting on with his colouring.......anyone else get a colouring book this year??

Just look at the concentration

Till next time....happy crafting x x x


  1. Happy new year to you all too! Tell Mr. D that I got a calendar to color.....I might just enjoy the black and white of it!:)

  2. Colouring book kept T quiet for hours! It's lovely to spend Christmas with family, especially when someone else is in charge !

  3. Good job you started the Amyrilis early , fab flower !

  4. My daughter I law has one and loves it but not for me I am afraid.

  5. Love the plaque from the grandchildren! Xx