Tuesday, 16 December 2014

WOYWW-Finished Christmas projects!

Hi Everyone and welcome to my festive blog this week.

No picture of my desk as I have finished all my projects and I have actually put everything away! The last cards I made were two of these…..

I have two friends who have been recently bereaved and the dilemma is always the same at Christmas isn't it? To send or not to send. Personally I was so touched the first Christmas after my daughter died, by those who were so thoughtful and wrote to us. I firmly believe that you should still send something and not ignore what has happened. So I made 2 of these cards, no sentinments, plain so that I can write something appropriate to let them know that they are in our thoughts. However its a very personal thing.

My finished projects… My last ATC of our A-Z challenge …

 The finished G for my god daughter Gracie...

My secret santa tree decoration for craft club….

 And lastly these two little guys were made by a colleague at work… how cute are they???

Well….. I think I'm almost there, the turkey is in the freezer, all cards made, written and posted. The house is decorated and the presents are wrapped. Alison and I went to a fabulous carol concert on Sunday night in a small chapel near here. We were surrounded by a 50 strong Male Voice Choir, a second 50 strong town choir and another ladies choir, children from the local schools, plus the brass band (Jan we thought of you!)  and the sound they made together just blew me away. The sound was so rich and when they harmonised whilst singing the carols I just cried.  Music does that to me every time...

I'd like to wish all my lovely fellow desker's

may you be surrounded by the people you love and who love you.

Lynda B


  1. Sounds like you are well on top of the whole Christmas thing !!
    Just adore those Reindeer !
    See you tomorrow xx

  2. oh my, completely ready??? I still have gifts to buy... the carol concert sounds incredible, I love the sound of choirs singing, and especially at this time of year, it just seems right! Have a fantastic Christmas if we won't see you here next week. (oh, and I love your latest projects, and those reindeer are gorgeous!!) Helen #1

  3. Your Reindeer are just so sweet looks like your all ready and set to enjoy the holidays too hugs Nikki 3

  4. Hi Lynda - what a lovely, sensitive approach. Such a difficult time of year for many, but you can bring hope and comfort with touches like that. I love the reindeer! I'm almost ready, too, and looking forward to going with friends to a Nine Lessons and Carols on Sunday. Hugs, Chris # 8

  5. The Christmas cards are perfect, the people will know they are not forgotten, but that you have taken their sad circumstances into consideration. I just love those log reindeer, I want one. Horace @ no. 32

  6. That is one thing is miss about not living in Wales....the sound of people singing full throttle like that...it's a physical sensation, isn't it? How lovely you and Ali had a great evening :-)
    Well done for being all sorted....I am as well, kind of..... I love the white on white card you made and the Secret Santa dec but my absolute favourite thing are those wooden reindeer!! They are fab, love the noses especially :-)
    Thanks for all the support and comments this year....Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  7. You're definitely right, I think those people who have lost someone close still need to know that they are being thought of, but a merry Christmas it is unlikely to be for them. Your choice of card is perfect.

  8. Sorry comment box kicked me out :)
    Love your makes and I'm sure others will too.
    Christmas hugs
    Georgie 35

  9. Hi Lynda, Love those funny reindeers! How clever Your colleague is. I read something recently from a woman whose child just died, and she said that it was so unfeeling of people to send their joyful Christmas letters and not mention anything about their sadness. Yes definitely, don't ignore what happened. A blessed season! patsy

  10. This is indeed a very festive blog! Love the reindeers!
    Happy holidays
    Gabriele 19

  11. It was this time last year I lost my mother, and I know I appreciated any gesture when my friends reached out. Beautiful, beautiful cards. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #41

  12. I enjoyed your festive blog post. You are way ahead of me on getting everything completed. Of course, here I sit visiting others desks instead of cleaning mine :P Merry WOYWW. #25

  13. Congratulations on getting it done. I'm sure that will give you extra peace of mind as the season continues to hop along. Thanks for sharing.

    Pat #49

  14. Your blog oozes happiness and contentment. All is done, now you can enjoy. Yes I love male voice choirs too. I couldn't find on your blog where in the world you are, but I have an inkling that you live in or near Wales and that would have been a treat indeed. (You use the word 'chapel', in Wales they have chapels).
    I found it very helpful that you mentioned the Christmas wishes for bereaved people. When you read my blog you will understand why.
    God bless you,

  15. Love the cards Lynda and the reindeer is just adorable! Great idea to have a secret Santa in the craft club! I wish I had a craft club near me! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #24

  16. Hi Lynda,

    Those cards are so elegant. I sure the recipients will appreciate your thoughtfulness during their rough time. I still remember how some people would avoid me after my mom passed away (in 1991) rather than say anything. We are sometimes strange about death and mourning.

    Your co-worker is very talented indeed! The reindeer are adorable!

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (43)

  17. I so agree with you about sending something after a person has been bereaved. We had some lovely Christmas cards (as well as bereavement cards and messages) last year after Dad died - we've just marked his first anniversary. The messages really helped, and it was lovely reading other people's reminiscences about him, some of which we heard for the first time. I particularly like your white-on-white card, which is very appropriate.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #52

  18. Hi Lynda, you are so right about sending something. I know its always hard for people, who don't know what to say or how to behave around the bereaved, but I always think that talking about the person helps to keep their memory alive- otherwise its like they never existed. You chose beautiful cards to send, so appropriate.
    Hubbys face was indeed a picture, as I'm pretty sure mine was too. Still not sure which of us had the bigger shock, lol.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year, Love from us both, Shaz xx


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