Tuesday, December 21

counting the days...

with just days to go until Christmas things are ticking along nicely...
Our #1 is back in the shed,
she arrived with an english accent and a bag full of Chocolate.
little olive has reached her peak of fitness
and i am actually really rather proud.
for some time ago she confessed to a fear of heights,
which as you can imagine is tres tricky if you wish to guide Santa's sleigh.
so for the past few days she has bravely practiced looking down...


this year her antlers are bigger than last years set,
indeed they are quite on the loose side of things.
however little olive has taken to wearing them day and night,
and i have high hopes come Christmas Eve,
she will have mastered them perfectly

and so my dearest readers, as hard as it is to believe,
yet another year has whizzed on by
and i am left again marveling at all the things that have past.
i know for some the holiday season can be a little lonely,
or indeed a little sad,
loved ones no longer with us and family far away.
for many this year, in old blighty and europe,
the snows have caused plans to be changed.
so where ever you are,
whatever you celebrate this time of year
and with whom (two or four legged friends a like).
i am thanking you for the kindness you continue to show me
and may your season be filled with
a little joy,
a little peace
and
a little crafting...

she is wishing you a 'peachiest of peachy' new year ~ Tif

54 comments:

Debby said...

Your blog is so much fun. I love reading your words and seeing that cute puppy.
I love this post........You and your family have a Merry Christmas, please.

the verification word for my post is singn.......we should be doing that, right.

Ashley said...

Merry Christmas to you and sending warm wishes your way! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

Clara said...

I also wish you the peace and joy of Christmas and that you enjoy what family and friends are near.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I hope you and your family have a truely wonderful Christmas, Tif and I look forward to returning here in 2011 for more Dottie Angel delights! :)
Vivienne x

Rachel Hauser said...

Merry Christmas, Tif. Good luck, Olive - stay warm out there!

Sharon said...

...and the same to you my peachiest dear bloggy friend! merry merry!

babygalah said...

LUV those antlers !
Have a very Merry Christmas with your family, Dee x

Bizzy Days said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your brood Tif :0)
Pleased #1 got home safely, and all importantly with the chocolate ;0)
Warmest wishes,
Donna

Frances said...

Lovely post. Hope you have a merry time.

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Tif, so glad #1 has arrived safe and sound...........
WIshing you and yours a very festive Christmas and best wishes for a happy,healthy and crafty 2011.

Claire X

Gabs said...

Reading your posts about your daughter make me smile. I moved to the UK, my family is in Texas, and the one thing people ask for when I come home? Cadbury's. Last Christmas (for my husband and I alternate holidays with our respective families) I had a backpack full of nothing but. The weight? 16.4 kilos. No joke. Enjoy your daughter, my mother says she's jealous. xxx

dottie angel said...

happiest of happies to you my dearies!!

and Gabs, ahhh yes indeedy, a returning daughter and a bag full of chocolate, it would appear every thing on my christmas list arrived early this year :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

I love your photo of Olive practicing looking down!
I'm glad #1 returned safely AND with chocolate.

Have the merriest of Christmases and good luck to Olive.
x

Minx's Den said...

hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter (and crafting too) your little dog is so cute! the antlers are adorable!!!
-Lauren

American Immigrant said...

Merry Christ-mas to you, Tif, and all of your family. Glad they are all within your four walls.

Country Mouse said...

I enjoy your blog so much! Enjoy the holiday season with your family!

Shelley in SC said...

A very merry Christmas to Tif, who makes me smile and always brightens my day when I visit her here at Mossy Shed.

Karen M. Andersen said...

Tif, I am so pleased to hear that your dear darling girl arrived home safely, despite the snow. It has been all over the news here in Australia (the snow, that is) and, believe it or not, snow has fallen in Australia's alpine region (it only usually snows there over our very brief 3 months of winter) so those lucky enough to live there will have a white Christmas...in Australia!

Our Christmas here in Queensland will be wet, unfortunately, as will my birthday (which #1 and I share). Something that I am not looking forward to as we are already waterlogged here with all of the rain we have been having over the last two months. Some regions nearby are expecting flooding over Christmas. A year ago we were in drought, and now there is flooding right across the country...such is life in Australia.

Well, I do hope that you have a lovely Christmas, especially with #1 home, that your kiddos have wonderful birthdays, and that your New Year is happy and joyous. Thank you again for your inspiration this year Tif, and I hope that 2011 is kind to Dottie Angel Ltd :)

Much love, Karen xx
http://karenmandersen.typepad.com

Jenny said...

I just found your blog and am in love! I wish you and your family happy holidays and can't wait to read more throughout this next year. :)

Rubyred said...

Wishing you a wonderfully Happy Christmas Tif!! So glad your daughter arrived home safely and with chocolate too!
Rachel x

Jak said...

Your peachy well wishes are gratefully accepted. Wishing you all a merry christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
Jak x

Vickie said...

Tif

A merriest of Christmas to you and your family - thank you for a wonderful year of craftiness and laughs. I look forward to another year spent with Dottie Angel. Have a peaceful New Year!!

Best regards,
Vickie in Seattle

summerfete said...

Happy Christmas to the best blogger..

...and to all who live in the Mossy Shed!

Clare x

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Tif, wishing you a relaxing and joyous Holiday...
HUGs and see you in the new year!
Char.x

nicole said...

And the same to you, sweet Tif!

Boxoftrix said...

Have a fab Christmas x

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if it were England, that is far indeed. Do you watch the flight tracker? I always do when mine go over and back. Sometimes they are so insensitive though and post scary things that translate roughly to: the flight is late so start worrying. Start? FlightAware has modified the tracker to include a ghosty looking plane outline instead of a dotted line that ends abruptly somewhere over the ocean. It actually helps! I'm always checking the latest bleeps from Newfoundland and Greenland as it goes across. So, I've definitely got my apronstring cred, have I not? I remember that feeling when the entire brood were together, never wanted to end....

Lotte said...

And a merry christmas to you Tif. Thank you for sharing all those lovely ideas with me.

Barbara said...

Such a lovely year of blogging and fun thank you so much, Tif, plus I have survived a year of "The Challenge"! will post my thoughts on this when more "collected and calm" (hopefully!) in the New Year.

How wonderful to have your dear daughter back and with chocolate too, couldn't be better ...
Doilies forever and love from down here in Aus, from Barbara

Jane said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family, thankyou for being so inspiring,generous and funny, your blog is a joy to read....love from Jane x x x x

liz said...

That little Olive is the cutest of doggies. Delighted to have discovered your blog this year. Have a lovely festive time. :)

Katie Bee said...

the antlers are darling. we tried to put a pair on my dear old dog, but he didn't look very reindeery while napping on the sofa. I think they suit Little Olive quite perfectly. Have a lovely holiday!

Karey said...

Merry Christmas, Tif! Thank you for your blog, it is often my favorite read of the day!

Carol said...

Little Olive looks so cute, those antlers look almost "home grown"!
Glad No.1 is safe n sound back in the shed.
We lost our heating....... back on now, really hoping it stays for Christmas.
Wishing you, your family and friends the most lovely Christmas and a wonderful and happy 2011.
Thank you, dearest Tif, for so generously sharing your life on your lovely blog.
Carol xx

Chantal said...

Thanks above all for the love I read in you words. Wishing you a joyful, loving and inspiring Noël xxx

Juliab said...

Have a very Merry Xmas Tif - hope you enjoy having your no.1 home for a while. xx

Pink Lady said...

i wish you a merry christmas!!!
have a beautiful day!
xoxo, pink lady ♥

sharonrohloff@msn.com said...

Thank you for brightening many of my days with your friendly chatter. May your holiday be everything you'd hoped for.

elise said...

Darling Dottie,


Enchantment and Joy
be yours through
the year. May all
your dreams come true
for Christmas.
With a Sprinkling of Love,
Elise x (Elusive Reveries)
http://elise-mcginn.blogspot.com

Williams Design said...

Just checking in to thank you for all the inspiration and wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS ღ.•*♥•♫ Lisbeth in Sweden, http://inredningsdesigner.blogspot.com/

Candy Pop said...

A lovely post... Merry Christmas!

PSbyDila said...

Soo cute!

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Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Happy Happy New Year to you too...

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Jill said...

A very Happy New Year to you too!

glam.spoon said...

Olive is simply adorable... happy new year to you and yours!

Cara said...

Those reindeer ears are too cute!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Dropping in for a visit to wish a dear gal a most happy New Year! Thanks for having a blog that inspires and delights my heart! Most dearest wishes for a bright and blessed New Year my friend! <3
~ Katie

Romy J said...

Love your posts. Too late for Christmas greetings but let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year. Yes, it *is* New Year over here in Blighty!! We are a few hours ahead of you!

Tina said...

Happy New Year Tif :) I hope that it is still OK to start your Dottie Angel challenge of the utmost kind, because I signed up today and am looking forward to the challenge over the next 365 days!! Wishing you a wonderful 2011 ~ Tina x

Catherine said...

I have been reading your lovely blog for a while but now I am blogging it's time to chat with others! Happy New Year, and many happy days crafting
X C

Emma Burgess said...

Hope it was a wonderful time for you all, and Happy New Year! Hugs, Emma.

dottie angel said...

thank you so very very kindly for all your well wishes towards me and my clan!!! i am so warmed and humbled by your kindness and truth be told a little teary eyed :)
wishing you all the happiest of happy new years... let's hope its a good one for us all!!

Anonymous said...

miss your blogging -- it has been fun. So now I am concerned about your well-being. Hope all is well.