Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve !!!!!!!

Well I am happy that the busy month of December is almost over:)

December 1st is the anniversary of my retirement....3 years ago.
December husband's birthday.......he's very old (he reads this blog hee hee)
December 23rd was my birthday....62 now:(
December 25th more turkey dinner done and dusted.
December 28th 1 year blogoversary.
December 30th........the 8th anniversary of my mum's death.
December would have been my parents 73rd wedding anniversary.

In our house New Year's Eve was called Hogmanay. New Year's Eve was always a bigger celebration than Christmas Day. It was a tradition that a dark haired person carrying a piece of coal had to cross your doorstep. Usually it was my Uncle Ron who had black hair. It was also a tradition that the children in the house were given a gift and this is when my Aunt Mary would give me my Birthday/Christmas gift. Since I was her only niece it was always a BIG gift:)

My parents were married in Glasgow on December 31, 1938. It was quite common for couples in Scotland to marry on New Year's Eve. My dad used to say it was for tax reasons but I think there was a lot more to the tradition than that. So we would celebrate their anniversary and the coming of the New Year. There was always a feast and many toasts and of course a few shots of whisky. My dad and Uncle Ron would be feeling no pain by the end of the night:)

For some reason, I feel very optimistic about 2012. I just have a feeling that it's going to be a good year.

To all of you out there who read this blog...........all the best and

Take care:)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Anyone for a night cap?

So..... I recently became a Pinner... yes I succumbed to the addiction of Pinterest and I have found some very interesting stuff to share.

I thought this was an adorable idea as a way to decorate a bottle of liqueur or as New Year's is fast approaching, a bottle of bubbly that you might be giving as a gift to your host or hostess........

You can find all the how-to's at While you're there take a look around as they have lots of fun projects:)

Take care.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas came early:)

I was very fortunate to win a very cute snowman in a giveaway by Wendy of WendyCarole's Stuff:)

Here are some pics.....

He's made of lovely soft white fur with a sweet little hat and a knitted scarf. He even has a sprig of holly and berries on his cute:)

Take care:)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monthly Make It Challenge 2012

I've signed up for the 2012 Monthly Make It Challenge over at The Felt Fairy . I enjoyed doing it last year because it reminded me to keep crafting and to make at least one thing every month.

My December 2011 make are felt Christmas decorations from a kit that I received as part of a give away from earlier in the year. I have never made up a kit like this before and it was lots of fun. Sorry about the pictures. It's very dark here today.....hopefully it won't snow.

Dad and mum snow people.

Two snow kids.
I wish I could tell you what the kit was but I can't find the instruction page....oh well. Everything was included even the cute button eyes.

Take care:)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Song.......

I was over visiting Pat Winter Gatherings and she has a giveaway.  All you have to do is leave a comment and tell her your favourite Christmas's one of mine:)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Booh Bear Giveaway! Drawing 12/31/11......

Oh my ....there is a giveaway for a cute little bear over at......Wish You Were Here, Mom......go take a look:)

It is for a little bear called Paula who is 5.75" tall and is made from a mohair/alpaca blend.

The drawing takes place on December 31st so there is plenty of time to enter:)

Source: Wish You Were Here, Mom
I mean how can you cute:)

Take care.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I won a sweet little pattern.........

I forgot to tell you all that I won a giveaway a while back from a very generous doll maker named can find her blog here.

I won a pattern for her little felt dolls that she calls Cutie Pies.

Source -  Carolyn's Dolls
The PDF included the big doll and the mini baby doll but...... she also has a separate free pattern for the mini baby that you can get here.

Take care.