Thursday, December 31, 2009

Have a Happy New Year 2010

This beautiful card from my collection of vintage cards says it all. I wish to all of you who visit ,read and leave a comment in my blog 365 happy,creative and successful days in the New 2010 year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Thanks to everybody who visited my blog and to those who left a comment.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and peace and happiness to your families.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


No,I did not make it.I bought it from Wal Mart.Two years ago I was surprised to discover that they deliver it for Christmas.Only for Christmas.It is my comfort food for the Holidays.It is a part of the Bulgarian tradition to have baklava at this time of the year.I remember how I helped my mom to make it.It is made from filo dough, lots of wall nuts and thick sugar syrup.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sonya's magic hand warmers

Finished those hand warmers for my little one on the way to and back from Christmas shopping with my family.
She loves them and won't take them off all day today.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Handmade Christmas

Just decided to share some of the handmade decorations on our Christmas tree.They have been made by me with a little help of my daughter.
For the felt heart and the Madonna
I used the picture that you have left over when you use all the twenty post stamps of the panel.I laminated it and attached it to the heart.It reminds me about the Christmas we spent in the FEMA trailer after the flood.I felt so grateful and happy for being able to survive and having a roof over my had.
Don't you love that pink Christmas tree?It is entirely my daughter's design ans completion.
The sculptured Santa is made out of Sculpey clay and it was inspired by a Hallmark Christmas decoration.I had to bake it in my toaster oven and painted it with acrylic paints.The other felt heart and the Christmas tree were a team effort.I was trying to teach my daughter how to sew by hand,so I had to hold the cloth for her and make sure she did not poke her fingers.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter wonderland

It was extremely beautiful and very cold day.Eight
below zero /F/ at 8 am.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stranded at home

And here she came.The blizzard that started slowly yesterday afternoon.It snowed the whole night and the whole day today.And it is pretty windy out there.It is loosing its strength and I hope it is going to clear up tomorrow.But today there was no school ,no daycare and we could not make it to work.Judging by the cars in front of our neighbours houses we were not the only ones stranded in the house.

There isn't anything better than a bowl of warm homemade potato soup on a such a cold snowy day.
And also I watched my daughter's first attempts in the abstract arts with watercolors and crayons.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Just a post

This has been the way our street looked like for more than three weeks.War zone,building site ,etcetera.
They are changing the water and sewer systems.It is noisy, you can't hear your own TV.The ground is shaking as if there is an earthquake of the highest level and I can hear every cup in my china cabinet shifting and clinging.
I hope they will wrap it up soon because the real winter is coming.We are expecting a blizzard today ,between 6 and 9 inches of snow.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Decorated for Christmas

We put the Christmas tree up on the next day after Thanksgiving.My daughter wanted to start decorating for Christmas even before that.

Ashley helped too.

This corner was entirely organized by my daughter.