Wednesday, 1 January 2014

WOYWW 239 - Happy New Year!

I'm writing this on Tuesday evening as usual, this week it's New Year's Eve, so I'd like to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy, New Year. I hope 2014 brings you everything you hope for.  A big thank you and the happiest of greetings, goes to Julia for continuing to run this happy blog hop each Wednesday. Check the details at the Stamping Ground

I got home from Christmas at my brother's to find the ceiling still intact, thank goodness - thanks for all your positive thinking!!  I had hoped to have some new stash to show you today but it's still in transit to me, so you'll have to wait for that... so I share my Christmas crafty goodies from my brother and sister-in-law who is also a crafter so knows me well!
printed canvas, Prima stamps and some Kraft paper. I'm already having fun with the big tree (which is by Donna Downey for Prima).

 this is my craft space tonight (or yesterday by the time you get here) - new year goodies - in fact the shortbread is all gone now! The chocolates were another Christmas present. I've never been a big NYE party person so am staying home and will watch the fireworks on tv (in the dry, and warm, ha ha!) before going to bed.
Had to have a bit of a re-organisation after moving some stuff out of the living room over Christmas, in case the ceiling came down, some of it went back in a different place - not that you'll probably remember! Still not sure whether to leave what is elsewhere, elsewhere!!

Happy New Year to you, and I will try to get to your desks before I go back to work on Thursday!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's just after midnight in your world, so I hope you're awake to welcome the new year in.

Gotta love all the goodies from your family. Yep, I see they know you well. Thanks for letting us know.

I hope you have a wonderful 2014. I look forward to many more Wednesdays (and more) with you. Happy New Year.

Krisha said...

Happy New Year! We still have a few hours to go before it is official here, but I doughty I'll hear the clock strike midnight. We are not big NYE partiers either.

Belinda Basson said...

We also stayed home for new woken up by the neighbours fire works they were LOUD! Hope you get your stash where you want it, now that I assume the ceiling is fixed. #11

Jackie said...

Happy new year Helen
How fun to have a crafting sister in law, good for birthday and Christmas gifts!
Jackie 13

Vikki said...

Happy New Year Helen...glad your ceiling is all sorted and glad to see you got some new toys for Christmas. All the best for 2014. Vikki#20

Lucy said...

A very happy new year to you! You were wise to stay in. What must be the beginning of the next set of floods where I live started last night - we'd been st in the pub garden dealing with the cold temperature for all of an hour. At least it gave us the excuse to go in and stay warm. Good work on snaffling the shortbread. Now to get on with the choc-choc. Al the best, Lucy #28 x

Andrea said...

A very happy new year to you and wise move staying indoors ..too cold !. I love shortbread and funnily ours is long gone too.. still have some chocs! . great pressies I dint get any crafty pressie this year ! so have had to have some of my own retail therapy in the sales . Happy crafting in 2014 and hope it brings good health and happiness too crafty hugs Andrea #'34

Karin said...

Enjoy your new toys.
Happy New Year
Karin #30

shazsilverwolf said...

Happy New Year Helen. I'm with you- we stayed in & watched fireworks on TV too! Another shortbread lover too- my Christmas box is empty as well, lol. Have a great Wednesday, Hugs, Shaz #32 xx

Kyla said...

So pleased the flat was ok when you got back. Some lovely goodies there too...and I spy posh choccies!! Yum!

Happy new year
kyla #40

Anne said...

Happy New Year. Although I don't know the story I am glad that your ceiling was intact when you got home!! Have fun playing with your presents. Anne x #36

Glenda said...
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Glenda said...

What a wonderful space Happy New year to you and yours! I became a follower this morning!
Glenda #33

House of Bears said...

We were about to comment on your lovely stash when our eyes were drawn to your sweets instead!

Bears @43

Anonymous said...

For a millisecond I thought I might escape with my shopping list intact but that tree is too too lovely. Shame on you! Making me start 2014 with another addition to my mile long list....

All the best to you and yours for 2014

Happy New Year WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Neet said...

Thank goodness your house did not suffer any more. Hope you get it sorted before too long. Just keep crafting to take your mind off it.
Happy New Year, Hugs, Neet xx
ps if I was superstitious I would not be flying - apart from the heart problem I then had a sore throat, now am full of a cold and to crown it all, today found out the airline have changed our seats from the ones we booked. A bit Bah Humbug today!

Neet said...

Not sure if I clicked the red button (cancel) or not so writing again in case.
Glad you got home to a safe house - hope you get the ceiling sorted soon. Lovely gifts and more stash to come - look forward to seeing it all.
Happy New Year, Hugs, Neet xx
ps if I was superstitious I would not be flying - first the heart problem, then a sore throat, then a cold and this morning we find the airline have moved our seats from where we had booked them. Bah Humbug!!

Eliza said...

Happy New Year Helen, I celebrated at home with DD and her BF was good, but I was still on burn out from working over christmas at the Ashes Test but all good now.

I was a little in shock to hear you moved some stuff to another location and sorted, wow impressive and to find the roof had not caved in another surprise. Be careful,you really could jinx yourself.

Great stash all will be put to good use I am sure.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 10
Happy WOYWW and Happy Crafting

Hettie said...

Happy New Year to you Helen. Sounds like you have a bit of a ceiling issue! Oops.
I spent NYE quietly at home with Hubby which was a lovely surprise as he was supposed to be in work but they let him off.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

2013 went out with a bang for you, literally! Pleased that the situation didn't worsen while you were away.
Thanks for all the support and lovely comments over the past year...may 2014 be full of fun, laughter and crafty mayhem!
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Helen. Glad things are looking up - literally! Have fun finding everything which was moved/staying put/or just generally not in its usual place. Some nice Christmas presents there - have fun.
Margaret #12

Julia Dunnit said...

It's the likes of you that make this blog hop what it is gal, and that's the fact. So so glad that the ceiling hasn't caused any major works, what a relief. and am very jealous that you can eat shortbread and chocolate without a twinge of guilt! Enjoy your new stash, I must say the printed canvas could speak to me. A bit!!happy happy new year.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Helen, thanks so much for your visit and happy WOYWW to you. :) Looks like you got some nice goodies for Christmas. That Prima stamp to the left looks like a super useful background image. "See" you soon! ~ Laura #54

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Yikes! hope the ceiling gets sorted. Love the gifts. Going to Prima Art Venture next week, so hope to see some of the new stuff up close. Happy 2014. Peg R #25

butterfly said...

Still keeping fingers crossed for your ceiling - particularly if your crafting goodies are under threat!!

Wishing you a fabulous 2014!
Alison xx

Cardarian said...

My dear Helen!
Happy New Year and thank you for all the kind visits to my blog in 2013! I was not around lately due to my moms fall but I am back now and hopefully will be able to blog regularly! You always have amazing goodies to show us and lovely artwork too!
Lots of hugs,

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
Mmm matchmakers one of my favourites shame you ate them all.... you will have to play with your new toys instead
hope you enjoyed the fireworks
janet #20

Nikki said...

Happy New Year and that's some stash you get to play with hugs Nikki C

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah hullo there Helen, it is lovely bit of stash, you wre spoilt :D

.. and like me still more on the way as one lot of mine is from 1st and second from 5th Dec. I am bit frustrated it takes so long from US...sigh.

Well, so glad the roof did not cave in and read the story below what blessing you were able to get it fixed on Christmas eve! I pray it stays dry over your way for you - inside at least!

Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #2

KatzElbows said...

That tree is amazingly cool. No wonder you're having fun.

Thank you for visiting me.

Happy New Year,
Love Rachel #23

Anonymous said...

Ooh Matchmakers! Used to love those, pity you don't ahve any left, lol! Glad to hear your ceiling was intact, that would have been a pain of gargantuan proportions had it come down! Looks like you got some nice crafty presents and more to come by the sound of it! Happy belated New Year, hope it's a good one.

Brenda 4

Twiglet said...

Happy New Year - I hope it's a healthy and busy crafting one too.Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog. x Jo

BJ said...

No only late posting, but late replying. Glad to see the ceiling is in one place and some crafty goodies too. Hope to see you Tuesday. Happy New Year, BJ#77