Hello and Happy New Year.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
I sure did.
My baby sister that lives in Abu Dhabi with her family came home
For the first time in two years we had all my family together.
It was a very special time.
I have since been away at the beach.
I put all my sewing tools down on the 18th of December
and I have not picked them up yet.
I love this time of year.
I get to relax and think about all the things I want to
achieve and create
I get to spend holiday time with my boys.
We came home a few days ago and we have been working
on some projects around the house.
I will show you some pictures once they are finished.
Just before Christmas I had a crafty dinner with 4 close
They are all friends I made in 2012.
These girls are a wonderful support to me.
We discuss all aspects of our businesses
and often give each other
a shoulder to cry on in bad times
and a great laugh in good times.
Alice, Renee, Emma and Lizzie thank you
for coming into my life in 2012.
At our dinner we had a secret Santa,
we each had to make
one of the others a Christmas present.
I got the lovely Lizzie who
has a business called
Lizzie paints beautiful birds and animals in
So I made Lizzie a huge pencil case with a Lovebird out for a stroll on the front
in which to keep all her supplies.
Once I get my act together I will show you the wonderful present that I received.
PS: Other great news :
Mr O and I bought a wonderful camera in the Boxing Day Sales
So 2013 should be the year of the greatly improved photo's
.............................as soon as I figure out how to work
this lovely Canon.