The end is nigh

December 31, 2008 at 12:09 am 4 comments

sunset-charlies-2Today is the last day of the year and traditionally a time for looking back at what has been achieved (or not! although I prefer to look to the positives) and also to look forward to a new year with hope and optimism. It has been a very busy year, but that’s nothing unusual! I have enjoyed and found time for all the creative, inspirational fun that textile art brings and had an absolutely wonderful time with all the on and off line, extraordinarily friendly and talented textilers/embroiderers I have met.

So here is an ode to the year that was:

Year’s End

 So….time ticks on

The year is spent


Times of sadness and pain and death

Times of joy and love and birth

Sharing with friends and family…

In person


By post

To and fro

Strength and support

Creating from the soul

Healing from the heart


Across time and space

Okay, that’s enough sentimentality. 

Here are a couple more items finished:

Claudia’s xmas ATC’s; Claudia drew the pictures of her ‘crazy’ angels and they were printed onto cotton, then made into the cards.clauds-atcs

And a close up:


The triangular ones were made to fit into her little gift pouches:

pouches-for-xmas1Thanks to xmas I now have a tidy stitching nook (as compared to a before photo not too long ago) 


Photo uploader is being quite temperamental tonight so I will finish with a few happy shots of xmas day.xmas-cousinsxmas-jammin-2















And a last one of all the crew, some look like they’ve had a VERY VERY BIG day.Cheers


Entry filed under: ATC's, Christmas.

The House is Springed Jimmy Rocks Torquay

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. paddysdaughter  |  December 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, and Happy New Year to you! May it be a creative one – I look forward to seeing what you might do… Sue

  • 2. Shelly S.  |  January 1, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Jo –
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog !! So happy to have a visit from another catalogue killer. I need to get on the stick and catch up with the lessons !!
    Love your XMas ATCs !! You have a lovely family, too.
    Happy New Year and all the best for 2009.

  • 3. sharon young  |  January 1, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Happy New Year, Claudia, looks like you had a lovely festive celebration, I love Claudia’s wonderful angels and your ode to the end of 2008, happy creating.

  • 4. Susan Shepard  |  January 3, 2009 at 3:01 am

    This is a very nice post. I agree with you about looking forward rather than backward. What a lot of lovely girls in that Christmas photo! My family is heavy on boys, like 13 boys to 2 girls! Have a great new year.


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