Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy Friday

I am joining in today with Annie's Friday smiles, A stitch in time, it is her 100th blog. Well done to everyone.

My smiles this week are two one hour phone calls yesterday to family............ my Son in Darwin Australia and my nephew in Auckland, New Zealand. It was so lovely to catch up on eveyones news.
Because of time differences, it is usually email communication.

My next one has kept me smiling all over Christmas,
I made him just before Christmas and he is made from wadding, felt and buttons.
  A friend taught me how to make him.

Next comes the little brave snowdrop
I planted these at the end of September, but because it has been so mild, I found this on Christmas morning, today it has closed slightly with the bitter cold wind.

And my last smile are these brave roses

This is the third time it has flowered this year, I thought it had finished in October and I cut it down when tidying up the garden. At the beginning of December it threw out 4 new flowers, I felt so sorry for it when it snowed here on Boxing Day. 
A lesson to us all on never giving up........keep trying and you will succeed!

Challenges I am entering.

Crafting for all seasons ---------anything Christmas but a card

Miriam's crafting blog -----------hand-made gifts

Top Tip Tuesday...............not store bought

Craft my life --------------anything goes but no cards

Cutie pie challenge ------------anything but a card

Thank you for your visit.

Hugs Tilly x


Annie said...

Hi Tilly. It's so lovely to see the promise of Spring around the corner isn't it? I went out first thing this morning and snapped a few bulbs peeping out of the ground.....can't wait :-) Thanks for joining in the fun again.
Annie x

Lee said...

Hi Christine.Happy New Year,hope it's a good one for you hun,you deserve it.Snowdrops and poppy's are my favourite flowers.Glad to hear you have had a natter with your family,it must be good to hear their voices at this time of year.Huggles xxx

carol said...

ooh i like your snowman Tilley...nice to see the sign of spring coming, although today is really cold up here
Happy New Year x carol

Laura said...

Oh a snowdrop already! I'll have to keep my eye out for mine :)

Have a smiley 2015 x

Twiglet said...

Isn't nature wonderful! I love the little snowman too - very cute. Happy New Year. x Jo

Anne said...

Love the snowman, always good to see the snowdrops and brave sweet rose. happy New Year x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Tilly love the cute snowman!! and the snowdrop!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love your Snowman Tilly and your plants, we have daffodils blooming in our front garden already
Kevin xx

Brenda said...

What a perfect way to start the new year, all those smiles! I have to admit, your cute little snow person put a smile on my face! Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! Happy New Year!

kay said...

Hi Tilly. Well your photos especially the snowman made me smile, happy new year x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Tilly, your flower pics are so special...never give up, under all conditions. Happy New Year Robyn

Margarets designer cards said...

You had something to smile at all christmas, he looks great and I am sure he will come out next christmas to smile to you.
I must go and have a look see if my snowdrops are showing its been very mild down here, although wet and windy today no snow yet this winter only rain.
Happy new year

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Jacee said...

Super cute snowman, love the little chap!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sarah said...

A real cutie snowman!! Thanks for playing with the cutie pies!! Sarah :0)

Hettie said...

Tee Hee! Your snowman looks cute. We have some roses that came out on Christmas Eve, which is quite eerie as they did last year too..the day of my friend's birthday who we bought the rose bush for when she died.
We have some snowdrops trying to peek out too.
Hugs and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas Projekt love the Details.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas Projekt love the Details.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie

Bettina L. said...

Such an adorable little snowman. Love the details with the little scarf, hat and buttons. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Bianca said...

What a fab Christmas project! I bet somebody loved it so much! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX

mamapez5 said...

Lovely to see the flowers that are willing to brave anything the weather throws at us.
Isn´t skype wonderfu?. Is that what you use to phone the family? I do and it is such a precious time. Kate x