Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Twas the 'day' before Christmas....

Hello friends

Well that's it, if I haven't got it purchased and in the house today it just
isn't happening!  This morning we have a trip to hospital for
Elliott's radiotherapy and then two days off - lovely!
Tonight we are having a little buffet, my boys love cheese and pineapple - how retro!
We are playing cards and board games and having a glass or two of something nice.
Tomorrow I will be up very early, possibly before Santa arrives to ensure
everything is organised..nothing left in the freezer that shouldn't be!

It seems appropriate to share a festive craft project today,
not new but I feel a heart with a Layered Poinsettia can always be shared again!
Labels Twenty Two is super useful as a stamped tag.
The build up to this Christmas has probably been the most panicked,
disorganised and different to any other years but actually surprisingly,
I think it has all come together fairly well.  
Goes to prove it is possible to over-think things sometimes!

So, without further ado it is time for the Emberson family 
(including Bella, of course!)
to wish you all a magical Christmas.  
Eat, drink, sing and be merry dear friends.

P.S. Jean - I hope you get a TV sorted for Christmas...!


Mary by the Sea said...

Feeling the same Christine, if I haven't got it now why worry.. the wind and rain here yesterday was awful so hoping will be a little better today..

Now I must get ready and start the Christmas present deliveries.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, you certainly deserve it.

take care snd enjoy..xx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Yes, the time is finally here, and like you, no more shopping to be done!
Hope everything goes well for Elliot today, and his nursing team loved their cards!
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, enjoy!
Janice x

kitty davies said...

Morning Christine.
May I wish you and your lovely fammily a very happy christmas and all good wishes for 2014

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, I remember loving this heart when you first showed it, it's gorgeous! I'll be the same as you tonight, making sure everything is out of the freezer! Hope all goes well today and have a wonderful Christmas..all of you! Thank you so much for your inspiration, not just with crafting, but with all you have been going through this year..love and hugs (and please give Bella a hug from me!), Carole Z XX

Inkypinkycraft said...

hope everthing goes well today ,,and enjoy that pineapple and cheese! xx hugs x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
You still sound very busy,I hope you all have a really lovely Christmas ,and you get lots of nice presents.
Take care. x.

Maid of Kent said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours and thank you for all the inspiration you have given us throughout the year. Hope all goes well today at the hospital. Crafty hugs Ann x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I still have a few bits and bobs to sort. Glad you are relaxing. You know it doesn't really matter, that's why it all came together when you thought it wouldn't. Your family (and that, of course, includes Bella) are the only important things aren't they. Hope Elliott gets on well today, then you can chill out for a couple of days! Merry Chrstmas and a Happy New Year. May 2014 be a very good one for you all! Take care.

Maggie Phillips said...

Morning Christine, hope that all goes well at the hospital today and that you and your family have a super Christmas. Take care, love and hugs to you all.
Maggie x

nattyboots said...

Well Christine you have certainly had a year to remember and you have taken it all in your stride, i take my hat off to you .

Thank you for your beautiful card , and can i just thank you for all your blogs , tips and inspiration you have given to me .
I hope all goes well for Elliott today and you all have a wonderful Christmas .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Emberson family. Love your heart - it says so much about you. Glad Elliott has time off for Christmas and glad his treatment is going well. Happy festive celebrations
Phil D.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Merry Christmas to you all and I do hope that the new year is better than this one

Got the family coming over tonight, I do a buffet and then they sleep over until after Boxing Day


marg said...

Hello Christine!
I hope you have the most happy Christmas, and roll on 2014 'cause this was a terrible year for lots of reasons!
Wishing next year will be a turning point for you, and Elliott!
Love to both your boys and you!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and sincerely wishing all your family a happy and very healthy 2014.
With Love Val x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
My very good wishes you and the boys for Christmas and a better 2014. Have a wonderful time with the family and relax (if you can).
Take care.

scofessex said...

Hi Christine, Just to wish you and your family a very merry christmas and the very best for the new year. Lovely card of your boys.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, I wish you all a lovey Christine and a well earned day off from hospital. Gorgeous photo card of your 3, just love bella in the middle. Lots of love and hugs. Emma

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, thanks for the comment and yes I went out and bought a new TV and I even fixed the stand on and set it up which for me is a miracle, love the heart and yes it does say so much about you. Thank you for all you wonderful tip and I hope your family Christmas is great. I am going to my Sons today and my Daughters tomorrow as it's my Birthday tomorrow hope Santa knows I am not at home. all my love Jean Z xx

Valerie said...

Christine, Mitchell and Elliott.
Happy Christmas and a great 2014.
Lots of love

Anonymous said...

Hello Christine
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and an even better 2014.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas. Take care. Claire

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. It's done isn't it? Hopefully we have everything we need and probably far too much! Elliott enjoy your last day in the hospital knowing that you'll be home for Christmas. Hoping you have a lovely couple of days and your wishes for 2014 come true. xxMargaretxx

Chris said...

Morning Christine,

Wishing you, Elliott, Mitchell, Bella and all your family a wonderful Christmas and a Healthier New Year. Thank you so much for all the Sale Goodies that I ordered. They have all arrived, I can't believe it, delivery was so quick. Ooohh Cheese and Pineapple, love it too, so I don't know why we don't have it more often. It's definitely going on the table on Boxing Day. Hope all goes well today and the M25 behaves itself for you.

Love Chris X

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, All I have left to do is get myself dressed ( I am a fully paid up member of PJ days).
I hope you have a really lovely family Christmas and All the best for 2014.
x Ros

hazel young said...

Lovely card Christine. Have yourselves a merry Christmas and enjoy family times xx hazel

Toni said...

Christine, you sound just so organised, as usual.
I hope Elliott's session goes well today at the hospital and when you get back, just enjoy the lovely evening that you have planned.
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2014. May it be a better year for you all.
Toni xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
I wish you and all your family a wonderful Christmas and may 2014 bring happiness to you all including Bella of course
Lots of love Pam S xxxxxx

baconbits said...

morning christine
if its not in my house now its not needed... have a safe journey today to hosp.
wishing everyone a happy christmas eve.
amanda xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
Well, I have one more shopping trip to make for fresh fruit and then I'm done also.
I hope that Elliott's treatment does not stress him out and that he feels ok after it, to enjoy the board games and glass or two of something nice..
You and your family have truly been through a roller-coaster year and it shows how strong you are to have come through it so well. I don't know whether I would have coped that well.

So, to you all, Christine, Elliott, Mitchell and Bella,

Hugs, Rose

Lacelady said...

I'm not going out today either, I had enough of it yesterday! Happy Christmas Eve to you Christine, shame you can't be in the family pic, but perhaps another time you can get someone to take it for you.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope today's hospital visit goes well.

Laura O said...

happy Christmas to you and yours ,enjoy,and take it easy for one day at least ,{you always seem so busy}Laura O

Janice said...

Hi Christine, I have just finished everything that needed to be done today and am now sitting at the computer checking emails, facebook etc and feeling content. Must just say a big thank-you to you for sending out my order that I placed yesterday !!! Well done!!!!!.
To all crafters out there have a lovely Christmas and look forward to more inspiration from you in the new year. Janice xxxxx

zrolyn H. said...

Hi Christine, So pleased all is going reasonable well on the Christmas front for you and your family.
Your right, if not 'got' we go without! Time to just sit back and soak up the festivities. Sending you and all your family special Christmas Wishes, a big special Christmas Wish and Hug to your Brave, Special Young Man, hope all went well today. Love Carolyn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine

Hope everything went well today for Elliott and your now safe and back home for your lovely evening.

Have a really good Christmas you all deserve it hope Santa is good to you

I really love your heart decoration you are such a talented Lady love your style.

Luv and Christmas hugs Annxx

CraftyJo said...

Have a great Christmas with your lovely boys and Bella, all the best for the New Year.

Teresa said...

Hi Christine. I hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas. With all you have been through this year I think you truly deserve it. Your cheerfulness and positive attitude is inspiring.(As well as your crafting of course.I hope that the New Year brings a new start and the end of your own personal Annus Horribilis. Love and Hugs to you all
Teresa (Nottingham) xxxxx

LoraineC said...

To Christine, Elliot, Mitchell,Bella and all your family.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas xx

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful Christmas xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Happy Christmas to All.
Your piccies are beautiful, especially the one with Mitchell, Elliott and Bella, it's truly magical.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

AnneRD said...

Have a very Merry Christmas. Best wishes to all the family, Anne x

Lacelady said...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS CHRISTINE and all your family, including Bella, plus all your bloggers.
I've followed you all this year, with the ups and downs, my wish for you for next year will be that your boys give you less worry for their health, and all things resolve themselves.

I'm sitting here waiting for my family to arrive, so taking a quick break - I've loved all your crafty posts, and last night I knitted two squares, so there will be some from Ireland on the way to you in the New Year.

loftylass said...

Sending loving Christmas wishes to you and yours Christine... enjoy.

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