Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Happy Holidays




I hope everyone has a very Happy and safe, holiday break. I'm on holiday for three weeks now which is wonderful.
Thank you all again for your kind comments and thoughts over the past twelve months, it has certainly been another fulfilling year in our household.
We've had our share of dramas but on the whole the positives win out by far. I have another beautiful grandson and am awaiting the arrival of another grand child in the next two weeks.
I have lots of jewellery and journals to make, stamps to carve, a princess wall to paint and a garden that needs finding, so I'm not sure if three weeks is really enough. But it will be bliss.

I've been watching the news and seeing all the snow and freezing cold weather in the UK, US and Europe. We are at the other extreme, today was 37deg C, it's still very balmy at 10.00 this evening. We have all of the windows open trying to catch a waft of a breeze.
They promise us low 20's for Christmas day so we're hoping they will be right. South Australia has been suffering badly today with extreme temperatures and fires.

I've taken a few photos of our living area this evening showing some of our decorations. It looks so cosy and wintery belying the real heat of the day.

Enjoy your Christmas or whatever it is you might celebrate and I'll post again shortly. I've almost finished another journal so will have photos soon.

30 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

Enjoy your three weeks break Ro. Thanks for the most wonderful workshops, your friendship, your generosity both with your time & info and the altered book night, each month. Wishing you a most joyous Christmas celebration. Your home decorations look beautiful. a big hug and best wishes, Sylvia.

Heather said...

Don't work too hard during your break Ro! I love your decorations, especially the twiggy ones. Have a super Christmas and New Year and welcome to your newest family member when he/she arrives.

ArtPropelled said...

Enjoy your break Ro and a very merry christmas to you and yours.
We are having the same high temperatures in SAfrica at the moment. Must be 40 today but they predict 20 for christmas day.

Lisa said...

I really like the branches in the vase : ) Happy Holidays to you

Chris said...

Ro, many many happy wishes for you and your family and friends. These photos make me think: magic! I have really enjoyed your site and your stories, and look forward to next year's visits. I am wearing the bracelet you gave to me regularly (can't work in it, though...it's a party bracelet!) and always think of you.

Happy Holidays!

Terri Kahrs said...

Sounds like you've got a busy and fun vacation planned, Ro. Thanks for sharing a bit of your Christmas with us! Looks lovely and, indeed, cozy. We're part of the snowed-in group, so we'll definitely have a white Christmas this year. I'm hoping that you have a c-o-o-l Christmas! Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Holiday Hugs, Terri

Judy said...

Have a wonderful and fulfilling Christmas and holiday. I am sure it will be filled to the brim with creativity. Looking forward to seeing what u get up to. xo

Judy Wise said...

I can almost feel your creative energy through this post - that makes me very happy too. I hope the coming weeks bring you joy and your sweet new family member. Beautiful photos. (((hug)))

Julie H said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you to Ro, enjoy your break.

Narrative jewelry said...

Merry Christmas to you Dear Ro from France, hope you will enjoy these three weeks of joy.

Sharon said...

Your home is beautiful as always. Enjoy your extra long holiday. Oh how I wish for the same.
And how sweet.....more babies.

Doreen G said...

Merry Christmas Ro and all the best for 2010.

Kim said...

Enjoy your break Ro, sounds like a wonderful and busy one is planned! I was catching upo on your recent posts! The purple brooch is gorgeous! Love it! And I am blown away by the ice resin play! Now I would love to learn how to play with that! My mind is boggling over the possibilities! Have a wonderful Christmas and I'll pop back in with the new year to see what you're up to! Funny how some pictures suggest coolness or warmth isn't it! Hugs xox

solange bonnet said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

azirca said...

Happy holidays to you Ro, may you enjoy your break and time spent with your family.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family !
Love your living area, so much comfort.

Julie said...

Your living room looks very festive. I hope you get the cooler temperatures you are hoping for. Have a very Happy Christmas.

downunderdale said...

Merry Christmas Ro and for the new year - good health, happiness and loads of creativity - Dale

katie jane said...

Ro, I hope you and your family have a safe and cool Christmas. :)
We have cold weather, but no snow here in Ohio. Supposed to rain Christmas Day. Your photos are lovely. Enjoy your threee week break. I'm green with envy.

Jen Crossley said...

Merry Christmas to you Ro,hope you have a wonderful time you Steve and family
LOve
Jen PS Not long now to SLK

Chrisy said...

Your decorating is just beautiful...I hope your Christmas is lovely.

Jacky said...

Merry Christmas Ro and Steve...thinking of you all and wishing you a Peaceful and Joyous Christmas and New Year.
Thank you so much for your wonderful blog and friendship!

Enjoy your three week break.

See you in 2010.

Jacky xox

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Merry Christmas Ro

I wish you love, health, peace and lots of nice things for 2010

Lots of love
Carolyn xx
LOVE STITCHING RED

Jason said...

Hi Ro!

Glad your back to full health. Hope you have a nice day on Christmas day today. See you in the new year!!

Nina said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO
Nina

lindacreates said...

Your decorations are beautiful and so artistic like you! Enjoy your time off and don't work too hard. Be sure and get some love from that new grandbaby.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

grrl + dog said...

your christmas arrangement looks so inviting.

Yep your year has been eventful, I bet you're excited about the future though..

Karen Cole said...

I think warm and cozy inside AND outside is definitely the way to go. At this point in my life, I want all of my muscles and bones to creak softly, not break :-)

Thanks for your visit Ro. It was so good to hear from you. It looks like you have all sorts of good things planned for the new year to come. I look forward to the continuing saga of creativity down under.

Love,
Karen

Seth said...

Happy holidays to you too Ro!!

kanishk said...

These photos make me think: magic! I have really enjoyed your site and your stories
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