Monday, 7 January 2013

Twelfth Night Blues






My sweet Mama sighed 'well Christmas just came and went' when we were talking about the New Year.  And I was feeling the same about New Year yesterday when I finally gathered the last of the Christmas stuff to put away...Twelfth Night includes getting a new frock on for the blog too - did you even notice?!   So to sweeten the transition into the reality of the New Year phrase wearing a bit thin and the working month really getting underway in a very earnest and resigned sort of way, I'd like to share the happiest mail I've received since the beginning of December.  I am flummoxed by the generosity and time taken to include me in Christmas card making lists and postings.
Laura, H&B, Sandee, Japonica Janet
Enthusiastic Educator, Baby Muma and Neesie
Brenda B, K, Hettie Helen (H)
Cardarian, Di and Redanne

CraftygasheadZo,Scraplady Ally, Slipper Lady


Daniella, Paula, Twiglet & Wipso, Lady Nurse







Fifi Trixibelle LaBeau, Janet, Willowy Blonde, Jenny 

Now don't tell me that you aren't cheered by the sight of such lovely artistry. Thank you, they have glittered and twinkled in my line of vision for the better part of a lovely month.  
Now, there's the forward thinking stuff to be done.  Do you fancy a date for your diary?  Do you live in the UK? (Although of course, this is not to prevent you, as proved last time....).  Fancy meeting some WOYWWers this year?  Saturday, 1st June.  WOYWW Crop. Loads more...but you can't say we aren't giving you notice.  And shutting up one or two of you really really awful-at-droppping-hints-people!

32 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

I think it just says what a special person you are and I have to ask, what do you do with them now? I can't throw hand made cards away, it seems a crime so wondered what others did.
June eh? Bum. I will be in Oz... typical, bloomin' typical... LOL

Annie said...

What a gorgeous collection on special cards you had Julia.....just goes to show how much you are loved.
Hugs,
A x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ah lush cards, glad to see mine arrived safely, you are very welcome cos you are a lovely lady. 1st June, going into my diary, cos I shall be there if alls well. Take care Zo xx

JoZart said...

Such a lovely collection of cards there.
Woo hoo for the 1st June! Now you've got me wishing the year away.
Jo x

Gita said...

Look at all those amazing, beautiful cards!!! :-)

Redanne said...

Well I sent mine because you are a very special person, you have certainly enriched my life through WOYWW and I can't thank you enough for that, so many friendships made. Thank you! Hugs, Anne x

Helen said...

What a gorgeous array of cards! I had so many handmade ones this year (13, a record!) I have put them away but should get them out to blog!!
Re the WOYWW Crop - count me in!!! It was so much fun last year.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Have made a note on the calender and will come if I can :)

Jo Murray said...

Clever and thoughtful cardmakers. Lucky you...but I'll bet you made some gorgeous ones too.

fairy thoughts said...

when you have such lovely cards it can be a shame to have to take them down, but hey all good things come to an end.
Still here is always 1st june to look forward to. Count me in.... I promise not to be making Christmas cards!!
janet

misteejay said...

What a lovely collection of pretty cards.

Love your new Spring look - I must get around to sorting out a new look for my blog...problem is I just can't make up my mind LOL

Toni xx

Di said...

OH NOOOOOOO! Ist of June is my 'every other year' school reunion :(( It's at Southampton this year - we move around lest we become too well known - can I sneak away? I think not unless I bring three others with me - one in the front seat, one in the boot and the other on the roof. I DO NOI believe it as Victor Meldrew would say........sobbing here in disbelief - out of 52 Saturdays, why THAT one :(( Di xx Bwahahahahaha :((((

kyla said...

Yes! Hints dropped and taken!
In diary!
Kyla x

jodpea said...

I'm afraid ur new frock isn't visible in google reader or apparently on this odd 'mobile' version my kindle has now brought me to...so I do appreciate it when you point it out so I can make an effort to visit the real deal. I'm wondering if this announcement means u rnt coming to the NEC? I know it only seems two mins since the last one but the flyers have already been sent out...

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are well-loved, Julia, and rightly so. And I ADORE your new plaid-of-many-colors frocket!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm glad I don't celebrate 12th night, because I had my Christmas stuff put away before New Year's eve. You got some lovely cards, and you deserve them. Really!!

Candace said...
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Candace said...

I'm a count me in! 2013 is going to be full of adventures year for us and I'm sure a day organised by you will be one unique adventure that I surely can't miss lol x

Paula Gale said...

Lovely selection of cards Julia

- people are showing their appreciation to you through their cards.

I save everything I get sent - I put them in jiffy bags and write on them what the ocassions was. They're all safe (hopefully) in the garage now. Trouble is, I've saved everything the boys have recieved since they were born - and now they;re 19 and 16 (a lot of cards - a lot of space needed to store them), so in their respective jiffy bags, they're currently in the loft of the garage. Am I really such a hoarder? You can't throw away things that people have sent you though can you? Well, I can't. Too sentimental.

hugs

Paula x x x

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Gorgeous selection of cards. I will put 1st June in the diary. I will either come up by myself and stay for 1 or 2 nights to rest up, or hubby can come as well with the caravan. Ali x

Eliza said...

Love the new look on the blog very cheery and colourful.

What an amazing collection of cards you are one lucky lady, you deserve them all.

Eliza

Twiglet said...

Totally beautiful collection - well deserved too! Thanks for keeping us all on the straight and narrow through the last year Julia. Ha ha - well at least you tried - some of us will never be straight or narrow!! Apologies for our WOYWW advert tomorrow but we wanted our blog buddies to have an early chance with the bargains. x Jo

Shazsilverwolf said...

Saturday June 1st is going in my diary for sure. Plenty of time for subtle hints/ good reasons to visit the area to be dropped to the Beloved Husband :) .Hugs Shaz

BJ said...

Aww you lucky bunny - best send me your address so I can add to the bundle this year. BJ

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,

Oh my, I must check airfare quickly! Where would one fly into? If only it could be.....

I noticed your background straight away - it cheered me up. Then seeing all the lovely cards you received really gave me something to smile about.

Hugs,
Kay

Samantha Elliott said...

Yep! I spotted the tartan....Not sure which tartan that would be! Maybe a modern clan - The Clan of Blogger maybe?
Yep!! 1st June I am in - yippee!!!
I do so love handmade cards and they get top spot of the bay window and get packed away safely. Though this year I am going to do a scrapbook layout with a pocket to put them in!
Hugs
xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Of course i noticed your new frock right away! And those cards are gorgeous! Wish I thought of sending you something , but I was still wrapping till the last minute! And I did not send anyone a card!!! Blessings for the new year!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

My name is Cindy said...

In diary. Crumbs, how excited will we be with 6 months to look forward to it?

Cindy x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wonderful collection of cards, Julia, and i love the new blog frock!

sandee said...

wow, we must really like you...or something ;) lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sara Jansen said...

I noticed the new blog dress right away....very nice! And what fun cards. Sadly this is the year of frugality....after the year of building the house and spending like a drunken sailor so I won't be joining you all on the 1st of June, but I absolutely LOVE my button and have it proudly displayed on my work table.

Morti said...

LOL

Your post reminds me that your card and Jan's are still sat here. Unmade.

Shame upon my soul.........