Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year!

(Our lane on Christmas Day as we walked to meet up with family.  Very pretty but slippery I can tell you!)
 Hello again and Happy New Year!!  I really wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas but computer problems and then being a little off-colour for a few days prevented me getting here. 

(My DS and his cousin playing TV console games later in the day at my sister's house)
 I hope you all had a wonderful time over the Christmas period!! We had a lovely time with family and friends and I managed to get all the homemade gifts finished.
 This is a cross-stitch bookmark I made from a kit that I bought when we visited The Centre for Alternative Technology in the summer.  It's for a good friend of mine.  Making it made me realise why I haven't done any cross-stitch for some time - it's time-consuming, fiddly and frustrating!!  It came to life when I added the backstitch but I'm not very inspired to do any again soon. 
 I made about 125 of these peppermint creams a couple of days before Christmas.  It wasn't easy to keep count of them with my DS around and, of course, having to "taste test" them.  :-)
 Here are the family's gifts ready to be wrapped.

 A closer view shows the finished coasters clearer.  The peppermint creams are in celophane bags in the mugs.

 The church in the village is spot-lit over the Christmas period courtesy of the local hotel opposite. I took this photo on our way back home quite late Christmas Day.

Just before Christmas I won a giveaway run by the generous Miss Prickly and my package arrived today all the way from Oregon.  I was lucky enough to be the winner of one of 3 prizes offered - this lovely colourful wristlet.  A lovely extra pressie just for moi!!!

Tonight there are 15 of us meeting at a friend's house for a takeaway, then we are heading for the village to join the locals to see in the New Year.

See you all again in, what I pray will be, a happy and healthy 2011 for everyone.
Bye for now
Teresa x


Peach Rainbow said...

Wishing you the same and waiting for more Snow Photos ;D

Lis said...

Glad you'll be welcoming the new year feeling a lot better Teresa. Love all the things you made for pressies. Here's to a happy stitching 2011, cheers!

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

Happy New Year 2011 .
I wish you the biggest slice of happiness.

Joanne said...

I loved the glimpses into your life in Wales. Lovely hand-made gifts, lovely scenery, and busy days for you.
Thanks for sharing!
Congrats on that lovely win!
Happy New Year to you!
Joanne in Ontario

John'aLee said...

Your bookmark is adorable!

wayside wanderer said...

Your snowy lane looks so beautiful and I love, love, LOVE the bookmark you made! What a cute pattern.
Happy New Year to you and yours,