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Friday, December 20, 2013

Buon Natale






we have been busy
gentle readers...
as I am sure you have been too...
so much to celebrate..


life is so good.. 

















I managed to finish my sew project
and it is off in the mail...
you won't see it
for a long while..
my feather book that will not be for sale
since it is a present for my dear sister in law, Sharon...


and...
we had a little party






for all of 
Mr. LDV's 
employees





and we 
baked and cooked for about a 
week...
some pecan tassies below..
gluten free...







there was much wine and delicious beers...
and we sent them off with 
spiced nuts and peppermint bark










our
tree is decorated...











and presents are wrapped..








and as I think the story goes...









 it is
 time to settle in

for a long winter's nap!



Happiest of Holidays..

xox





19 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh the long winter's nap sounds so good about now....cleaning up around the outside, taking snow off the roof, lugging water for the ducks......I am looking forward to a cold but sunny Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday. xox

Dorthe said...

Beautiful cards with snowflakes,- lovely decorated tree, and such yummy things served for the party.
I wish you a beautiful christmas and holiday, dear Caterina.
Hugs,Dorthe

Laura said...

Wishing you a joyful Christmas dear Cat!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Enjoy your holidays and naps and all the leftover sweets and beer and wine and ... greetings ahead for the New Year!

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas and may the new year keep you all healthy! xo

audrey said...

So much beauty, Cat. Everything you touch becomes gentle, serene, and beautiful.
I hope your Christmas will be all that you want it to be. Blessings to you and your loved ones for a healthy and happy New Year.
xo

lynne h said...

i wish you a joyous christmas, cat!

the cards you made, oh my...

xoxo

ArtPropelled said...

You are way ahead! I haven't wrapped a present yet and still have quite a lot of shopping to do. Admiring your cards (are they cards?) in the second image.

Linda Jo said...

Everything looks beautiful! And those favors look awesome.... what a special gift to give! I hope you and your DH have a special holiday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a lovely home you have, dear. and I can't wait to see your latest project, even though I know it will be months and months before it is published.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a much deserved winter's nap, too.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Corrine, Hope you are finally napping along with the hounds and all is cozy and warm! xx

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dorthe, yes, snowflake cards this year, and I usually start early so sent a precious few! glad you liked them! Happy Holiday to you dear one! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you dear Laua, and the happiest and healthiest of blessings back to you! May the New Year visit us with prosperity, health and happiness! x

Mary Ann, I am really putting my feet up now and relaxing... wishing you the happiest of New Years!

Hi Marilyn... yes! may we all be healthy and happy this year! xx

Thank you Audrey, so happy you liked the pics. Give that darling doxie a big hug for me! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

Oh Lynne, the cards were a bit labour intensive this year, and I got started late... but they were fun!
Happy happy back to you!!
xoxo


Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Robyn... I am ahead ONLY because I had a party that I had to give, and so I got started on things in November! Or I would never have made it!! Yes, they are cards, snowflakes made of tracing paper stitched onto hand dyed fabric and ribbon. I have already dreamed up next years card, would you like one?

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Linda Jo, right back at you! May it be the merriest!!

E! Merry Christmas to you and Bleubeard! It is a tiny home, but cozy and I managed to have a couple of trees... yes had a nice little nappie today and then cleaned up the studio so I can play right after Christmas... Sending you hugs! Keep warm and safe!! x

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for another fun and festive post...any time of year is lovely to visit with you dear Cat ♥

Everything looks beautiful...

Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours dear Cat

I am looking forward to another year of art and friendship with you...

oxo

rivergardenstudio said...

What a beautiful post and dreamy Christmas you are having Cat... Merry Christmas to you!
roxanne

Becca said...

Oo everything looks so beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful holiday party! Happy New Year to you!

suziqu's thread works said...

Sounds as if you have been having quite a festive time Cat! Love your beautiful soft cards and natural pine cone garland draped over your mantle.

Hope your New Year is fulfilling in every way along with good health and inner happiness!
x Suzy