Monday, 19 December 2016

Things to Cherish and Value

I know I have been sounding rather upset and sad in my previous posts. But I know that you all understand and share the same feelings as I. However, after discussing the same with D several times over the last weekend, I had to go on and carry on to take of my little boy, because he is the one who needs our care and love right here right now, and thank god we are able to give these and more to him.
I kept myself busy last weekend completing the old projects and making new ones. Here is a glimpse of our New Year tree in all its spontaneity and  variety of ornaments and decor.
This little Gnome is sitting joyfully on the branches - a gift from my parents.

You must have seen these all over the internet. I fell in love with the idea of making my own gnome or a nisse. This was a half an hour project - made of a sock, felt and yarn. I want to make one for my parents as well.
I have at last finished this felt Russian doll (Matryoshka). She is not perfect but I am glad I attempted this  felt ornament.
It is time to display my latest cross stitch - a Santa carrying a little new year tree. Perhaps, I will leave it in this loop only, not framing this time. The cross stitch required a black outlining -  I don't have time to do this and, to tell the truth, I like it the way it is.

Stars, stars everywhere! By the way, I used little A's play dough cutters to make these cookies (after thorough washing of course) :)) since I am yet to buy steel cookie cutters. The recipe I used is this Shortbread Cookies with addition of some milk and ginger to the dough. They came out very tasty and crispy.

So that's all about how I am trying to get into a better mood. I wish that all of you dear friends had peaceful, joyful, cozy holidays and spent all the great moments with your loved ones. Cherish each and every such moment!

14 comments:

  1. Your projects are beautiful and adorable!!!! Love the cookies too. This time of year is hard for a lot of people. I've been trying to pull out of a terrible funk too.

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    1. Thank you Jojo... I am very happy I managed to make at least something this year.
      Have a great day and I wish you accomplish all the things soon!

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  2. What a sweet tree, cute gnomes, lovely ornaments and delicious cookies! Wishing you a happy holiday season, dear girl!

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    1. Thank you Debra! Wishing you the same, be happy!

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  3. Love the gnomes! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  4. Have a merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

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  5. Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays!! All the best for 2017!!! Loving your tree and your creations! Made me so happy! Love those cookies too!! Big Hugs!!

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  6. Lovely ornaments, especially, the gnome is very cute:) your cookies look colorful and yummy.
    Nice to know you are cross stitching too.

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  7. I love the Russian doll... she is so adorable... :)

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  8. Our children are always the best reason to stay positive. That doesn't mean that we have to ignore what is happening around us, but it does remind us to sort out our priorities.

    I'm glad Little A and the holidays are cheering you up. :-)

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  9. Beautiful decorations, and delicious cookies...

    Hope you have enjoyed a lot.. :)

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  10. Hi Anna,
    The ornaments are lovely and those cookies look so inviting. Loved the felt matryoshka.
    Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and I hope 2017 brings you a lot of joy, happiness, and good health.

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  11. Wonderful pics! I especially love the little gnome and matryoshka :-). Sending you my best wishes for 2017, may it bring lots of luck, health and fun to you & yours!
    Nata xxx

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  12. WHat a wonderful tree - and the cookies look great too! I'm sorry to hear you have been low. If it persist please don't hesitate to contact your care unit, depression is not to be taken lightly.

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