~I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ~ Henry David Thoreau

~Glad Tidings. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. Do help yourself to a cup of tea and stay a while.~

And A Fond Farewell......

Good morning.  I hope this greeting finds you well, that your Christmases were merry ones and that you are ready to begin a fresh New Year! 

"AND NOW, WE WELCOME THE NEW YEAR, FULL OF THINGS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Our Christmas was just wonderful...apart from a nasty visitor named Bronchitis who decided to invite itself to our home for the holidays and is still, quite annoyingly, here.  We are all feeling better but goodness, this was a difficult one to endure during the hustle and bustle of the holiday.  Still..it was a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones, relaxing, sharing heartfelt gifts, special times and great food.  And now, our home is covered in a blanket of white, bitter cold temperatures surround us, a large snow storm looms and we are ready to begin the New Year.  

"Here's to a bright New Year
And a Fond Farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold."

...This morning finds me bundled in my coziest of clothes, mug of hot cocoa by my side and about to dive into a new punch needle design.  My plans, thoughts, ideas, sketches, notes...etc..have been made, laid out & planned for the New Year.  It's exciting knowing what lies ahead and seeing it down on paper.

"May it be the best year yet for you And everything prosper you may do."

I shall head off into the kitchen now to make a fresh batch of gingerbread cookies to nibble on as I while away the hours in my cozy chair, next to the fire, punching & watching the snow gently fall. 

"May this sweetest oldtime greeting
Heavily laden with good cheers
Bring content, and peace and plenty
Enough to last through all the Year."

From Our Home To  Yours...HAPPY NEW YEAR

4 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

A very healthy, happy and peaceful New Year to all of you.

From all of us.

Doreen said...

Hello Joyce ~ Thank you ever so much and the very same to all of you :).

hugs, doreen

Penelope's Beehive said...

Wishing you a lovely and peaceful New Year. May happiness, love, and fine health be with you and yours throughout the year yet-to-be!
Warm hugs ...
Judy x

Doreen said...

Hello dear Judy. Wishing you the very same. love, doreen :)