December 30, 2011

Christmas Mail

It had been a quiet and relaxing Christmas with just the three of us, which includes Cecil, our sweet cat. I had received some handmade cards and gifts from some very dear blogging friends and would like to share them with you today.

My dear close friend MARIE had surprised me with a lovely tag and one of her gorgeous Christmas stockings.

tagcreated by Marie

stockingcreated by Marie

A very beautiful card came from my dear Scottish blogging friend LYNNE.

card from Lynne created by Lynne

My dear friend SILKE and I had met in a quilt group over 10 years ago. This Christmas she had decided to send out cute mug rugs instead of cards.

mug rug created by Silke

This beautiful heart and the lovely card underneath came across the Baltic Sea from my sweet Danish friend DORTHE.

heart created by Dorthe

Christmas Card created by Dorthe

MARTINA is a lovely blogging friend in the South of Germany. She had sent me a marvelous box filled with wonderful goodies and a beautiful tag.

box created by Martina

goodies from Martina

tag from Martina created by Martina

Another fabulous and unexpected package came from my dear friend VIOLA. Everything had been wrapped beautifully. 

packages created by Viola

She had not only spoilt me but also Cecil. How sweet is that? Here you can see him checking out his package.

Cecil and Christmas Gift1

Cecil and package 

He loved the tuna and calamari dinner he got very much. The gifts I have received were uneatable but not less yummy. I’m pretty sure you will agree. This is one of Viola’s fantastic collages on a piece of bark.

collage on bark created by Viola

The altered spoon is so gorgeous too.

altered spoon created by Viola

I also love the vintage spools in their beautiful bag

spoolscreated by Viola

 and the adorable card, Viola had created.

Christmas Card

Thank you very much again, my dear friends! Every single card and gift made me happy and I feel thankful for being part of this wonderful blogging community.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

I wish you a wonderful, healthy, happy, successful and creative 2012!

HUGS,

Julia

 

54 comments:

The English Romantic said...

Such beautiful gifts Julia, aren't blogging friends just the best.
Here's wishing you a Very Happy New Year.
Hugs, Angela.x

Dorthe said...

Hi my dear Julia,
what a beautiful compagny to be in- you have recieved so many fantastic gifts, from around the world-
it shows that Cecil really love his gift from sweet Viola ,hihi-
Dear friend I wish you and your husbond a happy hop into the new year, and all the best -
I look forward to many happy hours with you in 2012, süsse.
Ganz liebe grüsse ,viele neujahr`s küsse, und alles liebe wünsche ich dir.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

busymartha said...

You sure got a windfall of gifts Julia, they are all beautiful! French inspired, vintage goodness! Happy New Year, Marilyn

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia, darf ich mal wieder begeistert kreischen? Da sind ein paar echte Gustostückerln dabei (wie man bei uns so schön sagt :O)) Aber für Cecil, den dritten im Bunde (oder den vierten, falls mal wieder "die andere Julia" dabei ist ;o)) war natürlich ganz klar, was das BESTE Gustostückerl ist - welche Katze von Welt kann bei so einem Leckerli (noch dazu so schön verpackt) wohl widerstehen!?!? Total putzig, die Bilder von ihm!
Meine Liebe, ich drück dich ganz herzlich und wünsche dir und den zwei oder drei (pfrrrrt) anderen Mitbewohnern sowie sonstigen Lieben einen guten Rutsch und ein wunderbares, kreatives (na sowieso!) und angenehmes Neues Jahr!
Herzlichst & mit vielen Küschels, Büschels und Pfotenwinkerlis, deine Traude (und der Rest der coolen Gang - samt allen Alter-Egos ;o))

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Rita said...

Deine Geschenke und Karten sind allesamt ein Gedicht! Einfach wunderschön! Ich kann mich kaum sattsehen! Ich wünsche dir und deinen Liebsten - und natürlich Cecil - ein glückliches 2012 mit vielen glücklichen Momenten!
aus der kalten und nassen Schweiz grüsst dich herzlichst Rita

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
ganz wundervolle Weihnachtspost hast Du bekommen. Die passt so gut zu Dir und die Fotos sind genau für Deinen schönen Blog passend.
Deine Cecil ist eine süße Pelznase.
Ich wünsche Dir, Deiner Familie und Cecil einen super guten Rutsch und ein wunderschönes und kreatives 2012.
Viele liebe Grüße
Birgit

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh, those are beautiful gifts.

Angel said...

beautiful things you got..happy new year

Fabric Art said...

Dear Julia everything gift you show looks so lovely and wonderful, Cecil looks so sweet with his package and it looks like he loves the smell of what's in it, thanks for all your sweet and wonderful comment in 2011 and for your friendship, Happy New Year dearest.
Kys og knus, Anni

nelly said...

Красива дантелена магия!Весела нова година!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

What beautiful treasures you received!!!! Oh, my, Cecil is just so precious!!! I wish I had captured of Sophie crawling under the tree to get to her present :)

I wish you and yours, Julia, a very Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing what you create and receive in the new year!!!

xxoo
Marsha

Bente said...

So beautiful gifts you got.

New Year hug from Norway

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

So many beautiful gifts you received and love all your gorgeous photos especially your adorable Cecil checking his gift.
Happy New Year, dear friend and wishing you good health, prosperity, and many blessings.
Thanks for your friendship.

Hugs
Carolyn

Kasia said...

Oh what brilliant goodies you've received from such loving and talented ladies! :) What a blessing to have bloggy friends galore!
A happy New Year to you!!!

Hugs,

Lovey said...

Love it all Julia...Have a Happy New Year's!

Viola said...

Guten Morgen liebes Julchen,
so schöne Post hast Du bekommen. Und über Cecil muß ich immer noch schmunzeln, soooo süß, hihi!!
Nochmals alles Gute für 2012!
Viele knuddelige Grüße, Viola

Sandy said...

Meine liebe Julia,

Was bist Du für ein Glückspilz. Soviele wunderschöne Geschenke. Ich freue mich mit Dir.
Das Foto vom Katerchen ist einfach knuffig. So ein süßes Kerlchen.

Ich hoffe, Du hattest eins chönes Weihnachtsfest und ich wünsche Dir einen guten Rutsch, viel Glück und Gesundheit im neuen Jahr. Auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen. Ich drücke Dich ganz lieb *winke*

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
such wonderful gifts you received from all over:) Love the photo of Cecil - so cute.Enjoy all your treasures and have the most wonderful 2012.
Sending big hugs,
Marie

Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness, all that lace and wonderfulness!

Have a fabulous New Year! xo Rhonda

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Julia
Oh Cecil is so sweet and so photogenic!!
Beautiful treasures.
It has been so lovely getting to know you, your art and when I visit your Blog I sigh because everything is created with the touch of beauty.
We are fast approaching 2012 so I would like to wish you and yours a Happy New Year - may it be wonderful.
Warmest Wishes
Lynne

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Happy New Year! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla (Finland)

Så Vitt Jag Vet said...

Happy New Year to you ! So many beautiful gifts you have got.
Kraam
Sanne

My Beautiful World said...

Another beautiful post. Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever my friend. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012 xo
Always Wendy

Martina2801 said...

Oh Julia, Du must wohl sehr artig gewesen sein?:-)

Wunderschöne Dinge hast Du bekommen. Ich bin total begeistert!

Ich wünsche Dir ein frohes neues Jahr. Dass alle Deine Träume und Wünsche in Erfüllung gehen und vor Allem Gesundheit.
Bis bald und einen schönen Neunjahrtag noch.
LG
MARTINA

bois-fleurie said...

How wonderful all your gifts are and your own and the photos of your gifts make you blog lovely to see.

Oxana said...

Happy New Year! Many beautiful gifts!
Hugs from Norway

Vintage Girl said...

Hallo liebe Julia,

boah...was für wunderbare Teilchen....Du Glückspilz...besonders schön sind Viola´s Kreationen....traumhaft.

Ich wünsche Dir ein gesundes, glückliches, erfolgreiches und friedvolles Jahr 2012!!

Ganz liebe Grüße,
Birgit

Betsy said...

Wow, these are all stunning! Aren't blogging friends the best?
Cecil is such a sweetie.
All the best to you and your family in the new year.

Cathee said...

Lovely gifts ...so inspiring! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are all so gorgeous! what lovely treasures to receive in the mail! I hope you have a wonderful 2012 and looking forward to seeing many more of your gorgeous creations here!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh wow! I love, love, love that embellished bark! I've never seen anything like it! What a great idea....

you have been treated well....when blog friends send goodies in the mail....it is a great day! Thanks for sharing your treasures.

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Sandra said...

EIN PROSIT! ich hoffe, du bist gut rübergeschlittert. nur das beste für dich im neuen jahr. mach einfach genauso weiter :) liebe grüße, sandra

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Happy New Year Julia!
(remember me?)
You must have been a VERY good girl because you sure did receive some BEAUTIFUL things!!! :)
I enjoyed catching up on all of your posts, your Christmas decorations and seeing Cecil!!!
I hope that 2012 continues to bring you many blessings and I'll always consider you as one of my biggest blessings :)
I hope to keep in touch more with you...I've had a rough year but I'm ready to tackle whatever 2012 brings me! Thank you for always leaving me a sweet email or comment. I may not have responded but my heart was happy hearing from you.
I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations/swaps and I miss you!!!!!
:)
Jodie

Villa König said...

Wünsche dir ein tolles neues Jahr!!! Mit viel Freude, Liebe, Glück und Gesundheit. Alles Liebe Yvonne

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Good Morning Julia
All of these Gifts are So Lovely!
What a Very Lucky Friend You are!
Have a Very Happy Tuesday!
Hugs
Jill

Lois Arnold said...

Everything is beautiful! I came over after visiting Lost Bird Studio from your comment there. I'm so glad I did! I'll be back!

suziqu's thread works said...

Dearest Julia
Everything you have received here from special friends is just so beautiful and made especially with you in mind.
They so appreciate your friendship just like me!
I am so pleased to meet Cecil - he is a real charmer and full of mischief!
Wishing for you sweet friend a most abundant and inispirational creative New Year to fill your heart with joy and happiness and may your dreams come true.
Much love and many hugs,
Suzy

Lynn Stevens said...

So many gorgeous gifts Julia! You are Loved my dear!!!
I'm so glad we have met in blogland this year. Hope for many more years to come.
Hugs Lynn

Old Paper Roses said...

Everything looks so beautiful Julia!
What wonderful gifts you got...

Happy New Year!!

Hugs Michelle

Marge said...

Oh, such sooo BEAUTIFUL gifts!!!♥

I wish you happy and healthy and joyfull 2012!

Hugs, Marge

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Good Morning Julia
Thank You for Your Visit and Sweet Congratulations.It has been a Amazing Week and I am so Very Grateful.
Happy Friday!
Hugs
Jill
Ps ( If You Haven't Entered Already)I am having a Little Giveaway..You should Put your Name in the Hat!

Xela said...

Wunderschön deine Geschenke und tolle Fotos hast du davon gemacht meine Liebe.
Hugs Alexandra

June said...

Your friends adore you Julia. The gifts and cards they have made and sent are proof of that! So many lovely things to receive from your artist friends. I am sure these will bring much joy to you as you place them in your beautiful home.
I am looking forward to another year of seeing all the beautiful things you create and share with us here on your blog.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Many hugs from here...

Diane said...

Oh, Julia, best of all, in spite of how beautiful everything is in your photos, I love the kitty pics the most! :-) How sweet!

I see you haven't posted all week and I'm just getting around to visiting my blogging friends myself.
Wishing the new year brought longer hours of the days with it!

Happy New Year!
Diane

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Julia,
I just discovered your blog while visiting tattered chick. I'M your newest follower...858.
Your blog made me as happy as a cat with catnip.
I have never seen a blog that had everything I LOVE and sooooo beautifully photographed. I LOVE LACE SO MUCH AND YOU HAVE LACE I HAVE NEVER SEEN. I am a lace and ribbon addict and milinery addict also. It is such a pleasure to see all your beautiful work.
You are most certainly loved in blogland and I can see why.
hugs

Evy said...

It is of magnificent presents that you received, I am happy for you there!
Thank you for your good wishes, that 2012 is of the happiest and most creative for you, a blessing for all your family!

Beautiful day Julia

Anneke said...

dear julia.
happy new year for you and your family, and how many beautiful presents you got from everyone.
they are realy treasures from the heart,
hugs An

~THEA~ said...

Hallo Julia,

Wow, schöne sachen hasst du bekommen!! Wunderbar!

Lieve groetjes van Thea ♥

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Beauty from around the world!

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
endlich schaffe ich wieder eine kleine Blogrunde! Vielen Dank für deine Neujahrs- und Besserungswünsche - ich war zum Glück "nur" erkältet und nicht ganz so darnieder wie mein Mann, aber jetzt sind wir alle wieder fit und ich auch gleich schon mal an mehreren "Projekten" dran... :o) Und du hast natürlich recht, wir haben so unsere "Reisepläne", wobei: als erstes mal gibt es einen Skiurlaub im Salzburgischen. Das fällt nicht so GANZ unter "Reise", oder? :o) Jedenfalls ist das auch der Grund, weshalb ich den Winter zu locken versuche. Bei uns stürmt es ebenfalls, und gestern gab es endlich auch den "Wintereinbruch", sehr plötzlich, von Sonnenschein zu Schneeverwehungen... naja, sooo hab ich das nicht gemeint!
Herzliche Rostrosengrüße, und ich hoffe, dass ich demnächst wieder zum Posten komme (aber wie ich sehe, geht es dir ja kaum anders :o))!
Bis dann, alles Liebe (natürlich samt Pfötchenstreichlern!), die Traude

By Nela said...

He descubierto tu blog y me ha encantado. Desde hoy te sigo si lo deseas te invito a conocer mo blog y si es de tu agrado, me gustaría tenerte como seguidora y así poder seguir en contacto. Saludos.

anngles said...

Hello,
your Blog is interesting and so beautiful. I like it. And Cecil is the photo-star.
Many greetings from Leipzig, anngles

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello, I just discovered your truly beautiful blog. Loved all the very creative and pretty pressie you received. Your home was beautiful decorated for Christmas. I especially love your 2 Lace Trees. Do you have a patterns to buy so I could try and make them for this year. Thanks Hugs judy

Ana Márquez said...

Fantastic fabric works, fantastic blog! I'm following you now :-) if you don't mind.
Big hugs from Free Vintage Images :-)
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