Monday, 2 January 2012

from my home to yours...

I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!CHRISTMAS has been a whirlwind of a time, passing by quicker than I can believe, is it my age, this awareness of the quickness of the passing of time?
Its been magical for the children whilst for this Mommy its been a rush of time watching, tidying and making merry!
As a single parent you carry with you the importance of making the memories 'extra' special and I sometimes catch myself working too hard and realise that life is something that just happens and the magic of Christmas on its own will create the memories my children will carry on into their adult lives and may be even implement similar memories (only the good stuff of course) with their own children.
The highlight of Christmas has always been, this year was no exception, the opening of the Christmas stockings, the children climb into my bed, with the glow from soft bedside light, the children blearily snuggle themselves up under the coves of my big bed all cosy with layers of quilts and bring in their stockings for us all to open together, the excitement of the days begins, right there in that moment. Its a moment that I hold in my heart and brings tears of joy to eyes every time I think about it. With family over for Christmas dinner its a busy day but this moment, this is my moment with my children, all my attention being on them and witnessing the pleasure of joy in their beautiful hearts.

The holiday went by so quickly, the snow turned in to rain and along with too much food we enjoyed a daily walk with our puppy Rosy on her first Christmas, we walked through woods, up hills, by the canal, through swamp filled fields and under railway bridges-which give a thrill of terror as a train rattles over our heads. Yes memories of Christmas 2011 have been made and placed in our hearts.

New Year was welcomed into the home of Dotty Red with a party. Every room filled with people we care for and who have a special place in my heart, children ran from room to room with laughter and mischief making! Our party theme was Strictly Come Dancing, a great opportunity to wear a flowing party dress and polish off my tiara! My youngest sadly missed out as he pulled on the many layers of my gown at 11pm and pleaded with me to let him go to sleep...bless!!!

So with friends and family around me, I counted my blessings and I welcomed the New Year in with joy all around me and excitement at the coming year. What challenges and changes will we face this year...

I wish you only the very best for the year I hope that it will be a creative and handmade year for you, with health, happiness and even some wealth in abundance... From my home to yours Happy New Year.

17 comments:

periwinkle said...

A very merry new year to you and yours too. Here's to more memory making in 2012.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

A Very happy new year to you. Kxxx

Pene said...

Sounds like you had a lovely special christmas and a very merry new year! Wishing you all the best for 2012

Poppy said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Lou xxx

Julie said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, It sounds like you've created some wonderful memories.
Happy Hugs - Ju x

Lyn said...

Happy new year to you too!
x

Sal said...

Happy New Year! Hope all is well! ;-)x

Louise said...

Happy New Year!
Thank you for stopping gym,y blog. I think yours looks like a lovely find and I'm off to go and enjoy your posts from last year.

Country Rabbit said...

i so counted my blessing this christmas to have the support of family, especially my sister, mother and father. I try my hardest to make it extra special for sophia- so the memories last and it stays a happy moment in time. I wish you all the best and a jouful, healthy and happy new year xx p.s your kitchen looks a dream!! ;0)

Twiggy said...

Right back at you
Twiggy x

Tracy said...

Blessings, Suzie... may many blessings be flowing your way this new year! All the very best for health, happy, creativity, love, peace & joy in 2012! :o) ((HUGS))

French Knots said...

Happy New Year to you too. Sounds like lots of good memories made this Christmas.xx

Debby said...

Love your banner picture . Sounds like a perfect Christmas and New Year. Love how you do the stockings.
Did you get your little package?
((((HUGS)))))

Thimbleanna said...

What a beautiful post! And such a fabulous tradition -- I only wish I'd thought of it when my boys were little -- just to have a few moments to savor the joy would be so worth it. I feel like the whole holiday was a blur and we ran from one event to the next.

Happy, Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!

carrad said...

Happy New Year from a new follower! More power to you this year as you strive to make your way through it. Carolyn xxx

lazylol said...

Great idea for a party - all the best for 2012

Lindsey said...

Hey Suzie. Happy New Year. I've been such a rubbish blogger but just spotted your comment from months ago. Had no idea about Doty Red but I'm trying to catch up with all that's going on 'your end'. As for me - ethel&edna is taking a bit of a back seat as a friend and I are opening our own haby and wool shop. Eeek! One week to go so we're a bit frantic but will try and keep more up to date x x x