Saturday, December 27

X'mas is over; getting ready for New Year's Eve

I know I wrote I wouldn't be posting until next year, but I just couldn't help taking a quick peek at my blog...and it really was worth it, because I have received another Lemonade Award from Ambrosia at Chronicles of Caelan. What a lovely surprise! Feels like it's Christmas all over again. Thank you so much, Ambrosia. Please visit her delightful blog for an interesting read...
I will be posting a list of my chosen nominees very keep tuned, you may be one of them! Meanwhile, Christmas is over. Gifts have been opened, wrapping paper discarded and disposed of (or in my case, kept to be re-used - yes, I am frugal in that way ☺), and the last of the cookies have been eaten. Our Christmas dinner was a pleasant affair with one surprise guest showing up - an aunt of my husband, who lives across the border in the Netherlands. I'm so glad my organic chicken turned out nicely browned and my apple and almond stuffing was delicious, if I say so myself! So now it's time to get ready for New Year's. Today is the first day the shops are open again after Christmas, and since tomorrow is Sunday, when everything's closed, I got up really early to do my grocery shopping, because I know what it will be like out there by this afternoon! I've even done a little bit of house cleaning. But for the rest of today I have planned to take care of the paperwork, which I have neglected these past weeks! Don't want to start the new year with old bills left to pay! Also, as promised, here is the bag made from Gobelin featuring a whole bunch of cute cats. And NO, I did not cut up granny's wall tapestry ☺ I found this fabric on the remnants table in the local fabric store. It was only a small scrap, but enough to make a front panel of this over-the-shoulder sling bag.


  1. Your bags are lovely!

    Wishing you the best in the new year!

    Take care,

  2. Enjoy your time off and the New Year holiday. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Your blog and bags are lovely!


  3. Congratulations for winning an award! It seems like you had a wonderful Christmas. Your bag is beautiful as like the others.

    Happy New year!

  4. Kat, Kim and Tasha - thank you so much for your compliments!

    I wish all of you a fantastic new year, good health, success and joy!

  5. Congratulations on your award!

    I can't imagine stores not being opened on Sunday! Here there are some open 24 hours a day every day of the week except on Christmas Day of course. I think it'd be nice to have a day where stores are closed so everyone can be home with family.

    LOVE that cat bag!

  6. Congrats on your award Duni.

    We want that bag, our mommy would love it, lol! Have a wonderfurr New Year.

  7. Hi there,
    I love your blog. he layout is really lovely!
    Have a good break.

  8. Duni congratulations on your Lemonade award, woo hoo! I absolutely love that purse that is just too cute. I hope you are having a good weekend honey.



  9. Jodi - from one cat lover to another: Thank You! Yeah, I ♥ kitties and that's why I always keep an eye out for kitty-cat fabrics!

    Hope you have a pleasant Sunday afternoon!

  10. Congratulations on your award!


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