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Friday, December 16, 2016

A Time To Say Hello

Hello All!
I have been away so long now, 
and have missed all of you.

I came very close to posting in October...

It was the last time I had tea outdoors...
what a beautiful shower of sun!

Today's weather is not sunny, nor warm, lol.
Being the middle of December already, 
the cold, dark days seem just right. 

I had some "cold, dark" days this year...
in a health way.
I am happy to say I am on the mend,
just still need to be very careful and patient.

What helped me through this time
were my dear family, friends and when I was able,
some crafting. 

 Many of you sent me messages or cards of caring words,
I appreciated each and every one very much! 
Thank you all!

 (Creating really is good for the soul)

Dianne Buckley from the UK 
made a beautiful Jane card for me where 
she painted her own version of Jane. 
I have used her artwork on the front 
of this years Jane ornament. 
Thank you Dianne!

Thirty years ago I made these same ornaments 
with each family members birth date on it. 
It was simple to do with Jane too. 

Happy Birthday Jane!

And happy birthday to my youngest son
(we haven't unpacked our ornaments yet,
but when I find his ornament I will take a 
pic to post)

What a delight to be back in Bloglandia!
I am hoping to be able to continue posting. 

This is a very busy time of year for most,
For those of you celebrating Christmas...

Merry Christmas : )

For everyone, 

Hugs to everyone


Bernideen said...

Dear Terri:
What a wonderful posting with great news that all will be thrilled to hear - so glad you are better. Your ornaments are amazing and your tea time too! Merry Christmas to you.

Ms. said...

Lovely to see you again, and your very beautiful works...Forgive me that I didn't know you were facing challenges as it seems to me every day is a challenge in my own little life. I'm being over dramatic perhaps, but still...it is truer than not. Is it age? Being on the cusp of seventy four years with a few elder complaints, or is it the world-the suffering world I pay attention to...or National politics (Monsterous), or Climate change (extinctions hurt my heart) ???? All of these. yet, beauty, friendship, kindness and compassion prevail and in that spirit I wish you and yours a very blessed Solstice, Merry Yule and bright New Year. And "A gentle reminder that life can be a cold wasteland of cruelty or a whimsical wonderland of grace, depending on the generosity of spirit with which we approach it." https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/02/foxs-garden-princesse-camcam/

Frieda Oxenham said...

It's fabulous to have you back here and so good you know you are recovering. Really missed having tea with you on a regular basis. And of course, it's such a treat to see your beautiful art again. Those ornaments are simply gorgeous! A huge welcome back hug!

Karen B. said...

Dear Terr,
so nice to see that you are back again and I am so happy to hear that you are getting better.
You are so right, crafting is good for the soul. There is just something about it. When I am having a bad day and turn to creating something, is can be so uplifting to me. I love your ornaments ... my they are so pretty and the image of Jane Austin is just lovely too.
Look forward to seeing more of you in blogland again.
Many hugs and Merry Christmas.
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Snap said...

So wonderful to "see" you and to hear you are feeling much better. Love seeing the goodies that you make. Blessings to you, Happy Yule. Merry Merry Merry and a Ho Ho HO!

Linda Kunsman said...

Dear Terri, Sorry I did not know you have been ill. I have thought of you often and missed your beautiful posts. I'm so happy to know you are feeling better and gaining strength. Your ornaments are gorgeous and how wonderful to have some nice enough weather for tea outdoors in the autumn months. Right now we have a bit of snow on the ground from overnight and it is currently sleeting. I guess it had to happen sooner or later...
happy birthday to your son, be well, and have a Merry Christmas!

Margie said...

Happy Birthday to Jane and Austin (and I just noticed how closely that resembles "Jane Austen". HA!)! Love how the pretty ornaments commemorates your family's birth months.

Glad to hear that you're health is improving. Merry Christmas, Terri!

Dorthe said...

Oh my dear Terri, HELLO , I`m so happy to see you, and your amazingly beautiful post.
What a surprise , of the best ones !!
Your ornaments of this year ,are stunningly beautiful, with all the tension to every detail, and the love, you have put into them. They are so lovely, with all the details, and your wonderful chosen colors.
I love your wonderfully embroidered stars, with Jane, and her birth date, and the beautiful painted face, your friend, created for you, here transferred to fabric ,- both making each ball something special , Terri. The tassels gives a lovely feeling , and this ornament I can also see ,dancing in the wind, a lovely summer day !! You are a star with whatever you create, my very dear friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Joan D. said...

Dear Terri,
So glad that you are feeling better! Your ornaments are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I was crafty enough to to reproduce on of them! I wish you continued good health and a very happy Christmas!!!

Best wishes,

Createology said...

How wonderful to find your post and read you are on the mend. I continue prayers and Healing Energy for you everyday dear. Such lovely ornaments you have created. Be well and enjoy this beautiful Christmas season. Blessings and Bliss...

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Dear Terri, I am so glad to hear you are feeling better! Your tea time is so lovely and all your Christmas ornaments! Merry Christmas to you and continued good health for the new year!

Lady Jane said...

So wonderful to hear from you, Terri. I am glad you are on the mend and just love these ornaments. I saw a tute on similar ones and vowed to make some for next Christmas to give away. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Love and hugs, LJ

Cynthia said...

Merry Christmas, Terri! Been thinking about you, and will pray for your continued path to good health. Such beautiful ornaments!

Bess said...

So good to see a new post from you, Terri! The ornaments are absolutely gorgeous; so pretty from every view. That was a lovely tea setting, too. Take care of yourself, and I hope you continue to feel better and better. Merry Christmas! Bess

Victoria said...

Yay, my beautiful friend, so happy to hear you are on the mend!Wishing you the best! You often pop into my thoughts, and I miss you, SO glad you are back..massive hugs of love and support always!
Oh my..such a super beautiful post...all of these gorgeous ornaments are truly special and magical~
Wishing you a very beautiful season and a magical 2017!
HUgs and much love
a friend always

Rose L said...

Glad you are back. The ornaments you made are gorgeous! I have also had health challenges since the end of May and still recuperating. It has affected me quite a bit. I have had my whole life hanged and that affects emotions. Hope to be back to somewhat normal by next spring.

Jackie PN said...

Dear Terri,
So very happy to hear you are on the mend.
Delightful ornaments you share.
Sending blessings and wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
best wishes,

susan hemann said...

your ornaments are stunning! i would love to purchase one but i did not see your shop?

angelasweby said...

Belated birthday wishes to Austin and to Jane too. 241 years old and going strong - not Austin, but Jane....haha!
I cannot express my joy at seeing your post and your beautiful display of ornaments. Such a pretty box you have them hanging from. It's always fascinating to see how you create them, too. Great for aspiring crafters :-)
I love the idea of having keepsakes which mark important family events.
Your chaise on the porch looks so inviting but then winter afternoons curled up with a cup of fragrant tea and a good book have their allure too. A book is going in the post for you tomorrow which may encourage you to sit and rest awhile and continue to recover as it's so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the festive season. Remember, dear friend, healing takes time and when you begin feeling better, that is when you are most in danger of overdoing things :-)
You are in my thoughts, as you know. xx

Crazy For Tea Time said...

Welcome back, Terri!

I'm so glad to learn that your health has turned the corner and that you're on the mend. I enjoy your posts so much; yours is one of my very favorite blogs. I'm continually inspired by your creations and hope to get a little "craftier" myself in the near future.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and a happy and VERY HEALTHY New Year.

Lucinda xo

Wendy said...

So glad you are on the mend. I had stopped blogging for a while too, but something pulls me back. Must be the good friends I find here.

Nice to see you back. Merry Christmas to you and family!

K J D said...

How wonderful to see a post from you Terri... and so full of beautiful things.

Don't overdo things... it's so easy at this time of year.

Lots of love and best wishes to you and your family

Karen xxx

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I´m very happy meeting you again.Your post is cute!!!!
I wish you a Merry Christmas

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Terri,
I was so pleasantly surprised to see your post on my sidebar! I'm so glad you are feeling better! I have thought about you and prayed for you every day, my friend. It has been a hard year for me too. I have stopped hosting my parties and just post when I feel up to it. I am able to rest more and not feel pressured to host the parties. I really needed that.
Your ornaments are simply gorgeous and I adore the robin egg blue colour! You have such beauty inside of you to share with others. Please do take care and I wish you and your dear family a beautiful Christmas filled with many lovely memories and magical moments.


Judys Lace Creations said...

Dear Terri, I am so glad your health is slowly improving, and I LOVE your gentle Christmas decorations.
I am about to look up your Marie Antoinette shoe pattern and make them for ladies to take away with them as I prepare for my mother's funeral. I thought these little shoes would make lovely keepsakes for the Carers and Nurses who looked after my mother when she was at her Nursing Home.
I made loads a few years back, and it just occurred to me that these would be lovely to give to people along with the Memorial card.
We have had an awful wait for a Coroner's report which has been held up due to Christmas, Public Hols etc. It has given me time to make a Scrap Book album, and write lots for Mum's eulogy, and to make the shoes.
thank you again for the tutorial, and I am wishing you the best for your recovery.

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Terri,
It's really wonderful to see a post from you! I am glad to hear you are feeling better! Your ornaments are absolutely amazing!

I'm sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas, and much health and happiness for 2017.


Elaine said...

It's lovely to see a post from you. I know you have had a tough year, but let's hope next year is much better for you. Your ornaments are beautiful. You are so talented. Have a lovely festive season with your loved ones. Elaine x

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Terri,

I am so happy to be here. Your ornaments are gorgeous. I am sure it is a labor of love.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017.

Warm regards,


Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I wish you had a Merry Christmas and you have a Happy New Year

Pupp's Gal said...

I am so happy to see you posting again! I always enjoy your posts and look at your blog first. Your ornaments are so beautiful! So inspiring!

Again, welcome back! I will continue to pray for you!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Hello Sweetie!
I am trying to get to blogs since that is my New Year's goal. What a gorgeous gorgeous post! the ornaments are just amazing! I hope you are doing better. that sunshine sure looks glorious! I am sending big hugs and much improvement for 2017!


K J D said...

Hope you had a great Christmas and that you have a happy and healthy new year.

Lots of love

Karen x

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Lovely to see you back on your blog. Your work is a delight as always. I hope 2017 brings you health and happiness! xoxo Loribeth

Linda M. said...

Terri, I some how lost track. I had subscribed to your posts but I stopped receiving them. I too had been on a blogland break. I hope you are getting better each day, I always loved your art and teaching methods. Your Christmas ornaments are beautiful.
Joyful Wishes, Linda

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