Saturday, December 26, 2009

Seasons Greetings

It was Christmas Eve before Chez Margie was ready for the holiday season. Mr. Margie finished the book shelves and Leiny and I cleaned and tidied the whole house. Duane took the Christmas decorations down from the attic.

As a result of being so busy in work, I only made 15 handmade cards this year. I chose the tartan I used for the twins and had silver as a secondary theme.

Leiny looked so festive in her red billabong shirt, and was delighted to have the whole family together for the holidays. She has been knitting gloves as gifts.

She baked gingerbread cookies and I had the warm mulled apple ready when Mel and Chris arrived from their long drive and ferry trip.

Mel and Chris had a wonderful gift for us all. They are due a baby in July next year.

Happy Christmas everyone,

Big Hugs,



Vicki Lane said...

Happy Boxing Day, Margie! Your fireplace looks so beautiful with the greenery against the wonderful red walls!

Vee said...

Oh new baby news is always so special at Christmastime. Congratulations!

Your Christmas looks so cozy and warm and I can almost smell the gingerbread. Mulled apple? Is that like a mulled cider?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new baby ♥ It sounds like 2010 is going to be a fabulous year for all of you. Merry christmas! It looks like you had a warm and wonderful day. What a special girl to make cookies and mittins for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Margie! I just adore seeing the holidays on your side of the world and how beautiful everything is! It was a wonderful holiday again this year and everything looks fabulous - love the color red!
Congratulations on the news and many blessings and wished for a happy and healthy New Year for all!
Hugs, Sharon

Modern Country said...

And happy holidays to you Margie!! Enjoy these Wonderful Magical days!

Warm hug from cold Norway,
Aina :)

Marie-Ange said...

Merci pour le gentil mot Margie et pour le lien ...
Je te glisse dans les miens ...
Je te souhaite une très belle soirée.

Deborah said...

What a lovely fireplace! The cards and cookies are so Christmasy. Post photos of the mittens! Congratulations on the happy news of a family addition!

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Margie! Congratulations!!! A new baby...that's fantastic!!! It'll be a very special new year for you!
Your home was charming and the atmosphere cozy and festive!
Big hugs my friend!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Margie, How exciting that you are going to be a grandmamma. I just became a grandmamma again a few weeks ago and will be traveling to Chicago to visit them this week for the New Year. Everything looks so pretty and Christmasy at your home. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. xo Lynn

Julie M said...

Happy Boxing Day, Margie! What lovely lovely news - "Grandma Margie" has a real ring to it!! Hope you're all enjoying your cosy homemade Christmas.

Julie x

Anonymous said...

Happy Boxing Day sweet Margie !!! Congratulations on the news !!! Wish you all the best for 2010 ! it does sound already like a wonderful year ! Hugs xo

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Dear Margie,
I hope you spent wonderful chrismas days... Wishing you all the best for the next year.
Warm Hugs

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy Boxing Day Dear Margie!

Congratulations on the wonderful news of the baby!

It looks so cozy at your house...just the right place to sit, have cider and visit!


Ana Salomé said...

Yay!! Great news!! I can't wait to see Mel and Chris to give them a hug :) Congratulations to the whole family!
This news is even more exciting than Christmas :)

kisses from the 3 of us

LYKKEBO said...

You make me smile every time you been visiting my blog..Thank you soo much:)
Congratulations on the new baby
Merry Christmas to you---------*

lisette said...

"only" fifteen?? The cards are so beautiful, that has to take so much time...
Congrats with a new baby comming up! Best news for Christmas.
Hope you are going to enjoy new years evening and I wish you all the best for 2010!!

Elly said...

Hi Margie! Your pics look so warm and cosy, I think you had a wonderful time! And what a lovely baby-news! I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2010!
Oh and there's a little package coming your way. I hope it will arrive soon, I posted it before Christmas but I don't know if the adress was right (yep, not so smart of me, but I didn't want to spoil the surprise, what I'm doing right now btw)
See you next year!
Hugs, Elly

Les Cotrions said...

A wonderful new year for you and your family my friend! Happiness and love for you!
Warm hugs

marypoppins said...

buon anno!!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi Margie,

Sounds like you had a wonderful family christmas. With the best christmas gift of all! A New baby in the new year. Congratulations! to you all.

Thank you for all the kind and encouraging comments you have left on my blog in the past year. Its been lovely getting to know you through the medium of the internet. Look forward to more lovely posts in the new year.

Wishing you and yours all the best for 2010!


Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

Wonderful news about the baby! Happy New to you all xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Margie,
For the new year 2010 i wish you and your family all the best !!!
I will enjoy visiting your blog :)
Greetings from the Netherlands, Janneke.

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news. Lucky you. So what are ye' waitin' for...get knitting!!! Love Pam