Saturday, December 31, 2016

It's A "Happy Mail" Hogmanay...

Hi's the last day of 2016 or Hogmanay as we call it in my neck of the woods...time to say goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new...the old tradition of first-footing neighbours and friends has all but died out so I'll be toasting the new year with a dram on the stroke of midnight and heading off to bed as soon after as is deemed polite.
I won't be spending today taking part in the other age old tradition of cleaning the house from top to bottom either...domestic goddess I am not...dust is dust whether it's from 2016 or 2017. The cubbyhole crew have far more important things on their minds...our crafty space is overdue for a bit of a clear out again...gotta make room for the new crafty bits and pieces from "happy mail" parcels...the ones that got blown a little bit off course in the mania of the Christmas mail...didn't make it into Santa's sack and found themselves spending the festive season in the mail centre commonly known as the National Hub.
December's DT parcel of yumminess from Simon Says Stamp...
and since I dipped my toes back into the world of sewing to make lots of samples for Fiskars for the Stitches Trade Show in February which hopefully I can share with you's rekindled my love of all things stitching from years gone by and I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this parcel of Eclectic Elements fabric fabulousness from my favourite Christmas Elves...Tim and Mario...a huge thank you again guys from the bottom of my heart for your kind hearts and amazing generosity...
and I can't wait to get the sewing machine fired up
 "exciting adventure" PARCEL is on it's way
so I need to get a wiggle on with January's DT projects and clear the decks ready for some inky fun. Have fun tonight whether you're out and about painting the town red or just having a quiet night with family and friends and I'll see you all in 2017

Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Lots of yummy loveliness to play with in the New Year Kath.
    Enjoy your 'wee dram' and I wish you all the very best for 2017.
    Toni xx

  2. Lovely goodies to play with!! It is so lovely that Tim and Mario take the time to think about those they care about at this hugely busy time of year - and it is so richly deserved in your case Kath!

    Thank you for another year of friendship and wonderful inspiration my dear friend. Here's to a happy, safe, healthy and wonderful 2017! Huge hugs, Anne xx

  3. Happy Hogmanay, Kath,
    I'll be spending the day, and evening, with my furry family, Misty Blue, my mini schnauzer, Mary, my chantilly cross cat and Minninnewah, my 6 month old kitten. The kitten has a Sioux Indian name which means whirlwind and he certainly is. Mary is Maori for shadow but he comes when you call him Bud lol. I'm not too sure if well see the fireworks at midnight as last year they moved the site. I used to be able to stand at my front door and have a fantastic view as I live at the top of the basin Truro sits in so can see down into the city. Maybe this year I'll watch the London celebrations on TV instead.
    Have a wonderful and safe NYE everyone and see you all next year.
    Bejay xx

  4. Wow gorgeous parcels to play with Kath. Wishing you and yours a very happy 2017. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity. Hugs xx

  5. Some very, very happy mail to take you into the New Year, and it sounds as though something even more exciting is on the way! I hope I might make it to Stitches, so I'll keep an eye out for you if I do. I hope you're enjoying these festive days, and here's wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
    Alison x

  6. Wishing you a happy and healthy Hogmanay. Loving your yummmy goodies.
    Linda xxx

  7. WOW,just look at those goodies.You are going to have fun in 2017.Wishing you,Buddy and all the family a Very Happy New Year and a Healthy 2017.It is my Birthday on Burns night so I don't foget that one hee hee.Huggles and Cuddles for Buddy.xxxx

  8. Can't wait to see what you make with that lovely fabric! I haven't had the pleasure of actually seeing any here in Victoria BC yet but I'm sure I will find some eventually. I am a beginner when it comes to sewing but I do have a nice little simple Singer. You have some lovely goodies to get you started in the new year and can't wait to see what you come up with there too.
    Happy New Year to you and yours from me and my fur kid family!

  9. Happy New Year Kath !! Looking forward to your next years adventures !!