Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Twas The One Before Christmas :-)

 Would like to wish everyone a Peaceful and Joyful Christmas

Thanks for the lovely comments last week - it is lovely when people visit and leave a comment. I have almost cleared the dining table / aka desk - but not quite. Had a bit of a setback in proceedisng as got a bug again!!!!Flu like symptoms - but not flu - had the real Mcoy when I was 18 and oh was I ill !!! I have felt shivery but hot, aches and pains and I have a cough :-( cancelled a few social events as decided I would take it easy and just potter.

So here you go

Last bits to clear away - when/if I ever finish my husbands card- this is mark 3!!!

Look at that empty table !!!!

Sleigh and reindeer in place - not really done much more to it - haven't felt up to it.

Latest photo of Alexis. He had to spend a night in A/E again with very high temp - he has a nasty viral infection - home again now.

I finished three of the staircase cards - I put a link to the blog where you can find the tutorial - the lovely Amanda Bates - of the craft spa Thank you Amanda. 

I meant to photograph a couple more cards  that I made but forget. 
If you would like to join in with WOYWW then pop along to Julia's Blog and find out more. 
I will visit as many as I can and all who visit me. 

Other News

Last Thursday I visited www.gawsworthhall.com/ I have been going to WI for trial visits and this was their Christmas Day Out. Lovely place, enjoyed looking round. Also visited nearby church that had a Christmas Tree Festival - stunning! Started to feel unwell that evening though. However still went out for lunch with some girlfriends on the Friday and then shopping on Saturday. Felt very unwell Sunday - lay on sofa under a blanket on Sunday. Should have been out last night and today but as I said I've stopped in to take it easy. Still have a bit of shopping to do, hope to be ok on Thursday. 

Loved this Nativity display at entrance to the Hall - made for wire mesh. 

Below some photos from inside the church - photos  don't do it justice.

Hope you all have a lovely time at Christmas and stay well. 


  1. Hi Anne! I just got over a similar bug (like you I had real flu when in my late teens and this wasn't as bad for sure!) - but it wiped me out so do take it easy if you can. Save your strength for Christmas - remember, what doesn't get done can't be helped. Take care.


    Di xx

  2. I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well.. not fair during the holidays. Hope you spring back fast. I hope you'll have your loved ones with you on Christmas. I so enjoyed your photos of the church and trees.. simply majestic.

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    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. A lovely post Anne even if you've been poorly so nice to see all the Christmassy things reminding us of Christs coming.
    Happy Christmas and Gods blessings to you and yours, do pray you've recovered completely by then.
    Happy WOYWW!!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}v

  4. Wishing you well, Anne! Your latest cards are so pretty, and I loved seeing little Alexis and the Christmas images around you. May your Christmas celebration be blessed for you and your family. xx

  5. I'm doing my rounds of the blogs before I start baking my mince pies and decorating the Christmas cake.
    I just want to say thank you for another year of fun and friendship and to wish you a very happy Christmas and here's hoping 2017 comes with good health so we can all enjoy lots of crafty fun together.
    Annie x # 12

  6. Sorry to hear you've been poorly and that Alexis has been back in hospital, hoping for some improvement to you both. Your decorations are looking great

    Seasons Greetings and Happy WOYWW


  7. Your post has made me feel really Christmassy - lovely pics of the trees! I'm sorry you've been feeling rough Anne, you have had such a busy and stressful year with your mum, it's not surprising that things catch up with you - it's the same for me too.
    Thanks for all the support and friendship this year, long may it continue :-D
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xxxx

  8. Hi Anne, lovely photos. I too still need to make Hubbys card, so you are not alone. Hope you are feeling better, it seems to be going round at the moment. Sending wishes for a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas from us both, Many hugs, Shaz #7 xx

  9. Hi Anne. Thanks for visiting already. Trust you will feel properly recovered by Christmas so you can enjoy time with everyone. Gorgeous trees - I went to a tree festival this year as well - first time ever. Love your little Santa and sleigh, and that wire mesh nativity scene is beautiful.
    Take care. Happy Christmas. God bless.
    Margaret #11

  10. Hi Anne, Sending you heaps of positive healing thoughts and hugs (((Anne))). Hope you are soon feeling much better.

    Thanks for sharing the Christmas trees. They all look fab.

    Glad you were able to enjoy the WI Christmas Day out, but sorry you have had to cancel a few things.

    The card and sleigh are fab.

    Hope Alexis is much better soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #16

  11. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope you are up to par soon. Lovely cards. I haven't made that kind of card before - looks fun.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #25

  12. Thank you for sharing your really clean table and your visit to WI, Anne. Those trees are so pretty! And so is your card! I hope that you feel 100% soon and that Alexis gets over this infection and stays well, too! Wishing you a Happy Christmas and blessed New Year!! Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  13. I hope you aren't sick over Christmas - that would be terrible! Get well soon! Lots of lovely photos of beautiful Christmas trees! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! Lindart #28

  14. What beautiful Christmas trees - it looks magical. I love your little Christmas scene, I have been meaning to make myself one for several years now - perhaps next year!!
    I hope you feel better very soon, and many thanks for stopping by.
    Have a lovely Christmas,
    Diana #17

  15. Feel Better soon and those are such wonderful trees to look at thanks for sharing them Merry Christmas
    Hugs Nikki 6

  16. Clear desk?!?!?
    Have a Christmas full of hugs and laughter.
    God Bless
    Christine #29

  17. Hope you feel better soon - it's no time to be ill! Love your tidy desk; wish my floor was that tidy! Happy Christmas, Helen #1

  18. Hi Anne, gorgeous photos. I love the Christmas trees. Hope you're feeling better soon. Have fun and Merry Christmas, Angela xXx 14

  19. There are so many bugs about at the minute. I hope you are feeling better and up to all the Christmas Festivities. We have a Christmas Tree Festival in our local church too, I always love going, it feels so special.
    I hope your Mum manages to sell her home and her move goes smoothly. It's a huge thing to undertake so good luck with it all.
    Thanks for popping by earlier.
    Hugs Lisa x#23

  20. Happy Christmas and I do hope you are feeling much better - looks like we both love to see nicely decorated trees then!! x Jo

  21. Loving the sneak peak of DH's card! Can't wait to see the finished result! Hope the lurgi now gone and that Alexis on the mend... and of course... love your staircases! Have a really wonderful Christmas and New Year Anne...

  22. Hello Anne. Hope you are feeling better soon and wow that is one clean desk. Your pictures you posted are simply beautiful and have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season Hugs ~Anne L#5


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