Wednesday, 29 December 2010


Hi everyone, hope you all had a peaceful Christmas. I know I did. After the whole 'Drama' with my daughter having to have her Gallbladder out and the 'aftermath', totally throwing any of my plans out the window, we ended up having the best Christmas. It was just close family and it was so peaceful. We just stayed home and enjoyed ourselves. Ahhh... It was nice. We had weird weather, it was overcast most of the days, and not real hot either, which is unusual for us this time of year. I do feel for all my fellow bloggers with piles of snow and ice. Brrr!!... I am sure all that added some interesting moments to your festivities???
Just a quick pic of part of my very long work desk. I am blessed to have received some crafting items, and one of them was a new cricut cartridge call 'trim the tree', how appropriate now that Christmas is over, LOL and I splurged and bought myself a stamp from sugarnellie called Manga Princess, can't wait to try out both.
To the left you can see some Digi stamps I have printed out ready for my 'grown up colouring in' as I call it.
A wonderful New Year blessings to all of you and see you next week.
Blessings Hilde


  1. Your Christmas sounds a lot like mine: quiet and wonderful. I love that you got a festive Christmas present! After all, now is when you feel Christmassy, so why not make some stuff for next year!

    Have a very happy New Year.
    cheers, rachel #15

  2. Glad you had a fab Christmas and your desk looks interesting !!

  3. So pleased you enjoyed your Christmas. It's good to appreciate the important thing and enjoy! Hope your DD is getting back to full health
    Happy 2011
    JoZarty x

  4. I think we shared the same christmas weather, no trip to the beach for us on christmas day. But so grateful it wasn't snow. Good to hear things are improving with your daughter. Wishing you all a lovely new year.
    Sandra #29

  5. Glad your Christmas turned out well. Wishing your daughter a very speedy recovery. Happy New Year! S #48

  6. Happy cutting and colouring, you could always get ahead on next years cards lol
    Happy WOYWW and have a great new year.
    hugs Minxy #33

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)
    Love your space!

    Happy New year!


  8. I actually prefer quiet holidays at home. Happy New year and have fun colouring. #64

  9. Hope all is well with your daughter now that the gall bladder has been removed.

    Your work desk is soooo neat and tidy! *sigh*

    I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by when you get a chance.

    And a Happy *almost* New Year to you!!

  10. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas! Glad your daughter is on the mend. Many blessings to you in 2011 and Happy New Year! (p.s. I'm a fellow survivor too ~ thyroid cancer) :-) Happy WOYWW!!! Thanks for sharing. #4

  11. Nice goodies.
    My son lives in Sydney and their weather cleared up enough to hit the beach. With Santa caps on no less. LOL
    Hope your weather clears soon. Happy New Year!!
    Carole #62

  12. Your Christmas sounds just fine and it's good to hear your daughter is on the mend. Probably told you this before but I had my gallbladder op just before last Christmas (after many troublesome years with it) and the holiday was a write off for me. But what a difference a year makes, your daughter will really notice the difference by next Christmas. Your desk looks productive and the sugar nellie stamp is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and I wish you and yours a healthy and happy New Year. Elizabeth #57

  13. I'm a great fan of "grown up colouring in" too; it's so relaxing. Glad you had a calm and peaceful Christmas and hope that your DD is recovering well.

    Best wishes for a peaceful New Year,
    Bernie #17

  14. New cartridges are always fun, heck any new stash is fun to play with.

    Happy creative crafting in the New Year. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

  15. Glad all is well. Sometimes those quiet Christmases with family are the most memorable. Have fun creating in the New Year. Hope it is a healthy and prosperous one. Hauoli makahiki hou from AmberInk.

  16. Hi Hilde,
    Glad your daughter is okay now.
    I am itching to do some 'grown-up colouring in' as you call it...need to clean my desk first!
    Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
    Susan #13

  17. Hi Hilde
    Thanks for dropping by. ATC are a 3.5" x 2.5" piece of artwork (stamping/collage/painting) whatever takes your fancy. You trade, swap or gift. You can keep them or use them. I joined the Darkroom Door monthly Swap which is hosted by Rachel Greig (lives on the central coast) she hosts the monthly theme and you use her product. Not a problem if you love her stuff and have lots in your stash. Happy to send you one of my damask atc, send me an email and we can organise it. All the best for your new year.

  18. Hope your daughter is well on the way to recovery Hilde, best laid plans and all that, sounds like you still managed a really nice Christmas though. Love the new goodies, perhaps you can make a start on 2011???!! Lol, have a great New Year.

    Brenda 81

  19. Your desk is so neat!

    Pleased you enjoyed yourself.

  20. I'm racing against the clock to wish you a safe, fun filled, joyous New Year filled with lots of new art and friendships. And a tidy desk, too of course!

  21. Just continue to enjoy the holidays as there are more days coming to live, laugh, and craft. Hope this evening will be a safe and happy new year. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well and it is all behind her. #75