Thanks for joining me here.
I imagine that most of those who usually pop in here are busy wrapping and cooking.
But I know at least one person who will always read this daily missive, will never miss a post. And therefore, I in turn will make sure to have the proverbial kettle on and the candle lit in the window here, too. Especially at this time of year.
ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.
We have received so many beautiful, thoughtful cards and gifts from so many of our kind customers and creative friends.
It is very humbling.
Gail Sydenham for one. Now Gail has had a hell of a time recently, with her poor Anthony in and out of hospital.
The good news is that he is at home with her again, but it was very touch and go there for a while. Nonetheless, Gail still made us a beautiful Christmas card. Look!
|Traditional parchment at its very best|
Then there was this beautiful Groovi Art card from one of our cherished customers, Rachel Howkins.
Thank you Rachel!
|Picot Cutting mastered to perfection|
And Elaine, our darling Elaine Milner, who is one of my oldest arty friends sent us this super stampy art. She had been so very ill for such a long time. But glad to report that she is also making a great recovery, one day at a time. And Elaine, if you are reading this, the £20 you sent the team to put towards coffee was spent on Bacon Butties on Thursday morning! Much appreciated, I know!
A Trad Parcher, a Groovi Parcher and a Stamper.
All 3 spent hours making art to send to Dave and myself.
Not only do we appreciate the artwork, but the time you spent making it for us! I think that’s it, isn’t it? We can spend fortunes on presents, but there is nothing quite like TIME spent on a handmade gift or card.
Over the coming days, and with your permission, I would like to share more of your generous art here in Blogland. I will not be able to show even 10 percent, but rest assured that the cottage is FULL, brim full of handmade cards. Every windowsill, every dresser, every beam has been covered with loveliness.
Aren’t we lucky? We know it.
Now to go spend the evening with Grace and Dave.
Mark has gone off to meet his mates,
but Gracie is sticking close to home.
The kids and I spent the afternoon in T. Wells.
There was a lovely Christmas Craft Fair in the Pantiles,
so we strolled through the old town, soaking up the festive atmosphere. Carol singers, jazz singers, the smell of mulled wine Pretty magical. I do like Tunbridge Wells.
Love & Hugs,