Monday, 20 December 2010

Happy Christmas from my home to yours...

Happy Happy Christmas from my home to yours, because this year home and family is what we are about here at Dotty Red. The tree is up and the lights sparkle, the snow is on the ground and the fire warms our toes and in the late evenings warms my soul until I fall cosy and happy into a dream filled sleep with a glass (or two) of mulled wine and my knitting on my knee...
After over six months of my home resembling a building site it is finally starting to come together and feel like home. Home is indeed not about the place you live but how you live, with your family and friends, love, laughter and indeed some tears. Its safe and feels secure, the love within your family radiates out from every photograph on the wall, child's drawing thumb tacked to the wall, even the spilt juice on the sofa all means a place full of love, living and indeed history.
So as the year comes to an end and the next days are filled with chilling out time, celebrating Christmas and all it means and just being part of something, I look back on the last year and all that it brought me and indeed taught me. So many changes, so many tears and lots and lots of laughter as one thing after another went wrong to the degree you could but laugh...
I started on a new career path and have learnt so much and returning back to being a student was a challenge in itself. Pleased to be back to my blog world although not able to write as freely as before, and of course the blessing of Dotty Red, releasing my creative work (somewhat nervously) on to the world. Scary but what an experience. Even now I have my pad of sketches as I play about with designs for new product lines to introduce. How happy I am that through my work I have met so many beautiful people and whilst I cant actually say I am in business I excited about the future.
So I wish you and yours a fabulous Christmas and a New Year filled with joy, health, happiness and some excitement. I thank you from my heart for reading my blog and sharing in my adventures and sharing in yours... HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Pictures from around my home

12 comments:

JuicyFig said...

What a lovely post. Reading all these Christmassy posts is making me fill up!!

Have a wonderful Christmas - and here's to a fantastic 2011!

Kath
x

Twiggy said...

Happy Christmas to you and your lovely boys. Have a great 2011!!
Twiggy x

Sal said...

Your home looks wonderful!
Have a lovely Christmas with your boys!
Take care,
Sal ;-) x

Em said...

merry christmas, and a wonderful new year. xxxx

French Knots said...

Merry Christmas to you and your boys, hope the next year is more peaceful for you.xx

Debby said...

Beautiful pictures. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Wishing you joy and peace for the
New Year........out with the old and in with the new.

Tip Top said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too and hope that 2011 brings all that you need (and a bit more!)

Tracy said...

Merry Christmas to you and all yours and thank you for coming my way to visit and comment.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

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Clare Wassermann said...

well I sure have enjoyed getting to know your blog on aninsomnia filled night - it gave me cheer - thank you

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful pictures! I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas full of lots of love with your boys! Looking forward to a great 2011 for you!

Kitty said...

Hope you've all had a lovely Christmas Suzie. The pictures look lovely. I am just dropping in to say Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. I hope 2011 turns out to be wonderful for you all :) x