Thursday, December 13, 2007

I hope you all had a Merry Holiday!


Finally I have a moment to post, and catch up with everyone! It seems the last several weeks have been a blur of activity...from participating in shows, to spending time with family, and seeing old friends....and getting my home ready for the Holiday's. The last month has flown by, and I can't believe that Christmas was here and gone so quickly!

It was a pleasure to meet some new friends at my last few shows of the year, and see so many familiar faces too. Here are a couple of pictures from the last of my 2007 shows for those of you that were not able to attend..... Here are a few special moments from our Holiday this year.....Simon decorating cookies & cakes with his cousins....
Simon hanging ornaments on our tree......
Placing little bulbs on Grandma's ceramic tree with his cousin....
His first time ice skating....
Visiting with Santa on the Christmas Train ride......
My grandma "Meme" and my great-grandma Nina....there are 5 generations of us still smiling! Nina is the oldest at 94 years young, and Simon is the youngest at 4.
Simon opening his first present on Christmas eve....
My hubby Ryan (on the right) goofing around with cousin Art on Christmas eve.....we do a "silly gift" exchange, and Ryan picked a package of fake moustaches....



I managed to squeeze in some time to hit the local monthly antique faire here in Sacramento looking for a present for my father, as well as a few goodies for myself. Here are the treasures I came home with just for me.....a lovely little doll size crazy quilt, some trinkets for my art, and an antique pair of leather & velvet baby shoes with pretty blue buttons.....


I have all sorts of new ideas running around in my head of things that I would like to make, but first I have to get some early spring cleaning and organizing done around the house. Are any of you feeling that early spring "itch"?

17 comments:

Lana said...

Sylvia ~ I always enjoy seeing your show photos... and always wish I could have been there.
Your family looks so happy and Simon is a doll!
Love the antique finds and the blue button shoes... just precious!
Yep, I have an itch for Spring, but have to get started on Valentines first!

Rachael said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Sylvia! HOLYdays with family is the most precious gift in the world

Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing all those awesome pics...it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!! I love all your goodies!!
Happy New Year!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Best wishes for a great 2008!
Cathy

Holiday Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Sylvia! Good to hear from you. I agree...this holiday season flew by too quickly. Looks like you were able to capture some beautiful moments. Wishing you continued success in the New Year.

Bluejean Primitives said...

Look at Simon with the Walker! too cute! Happy New Year Miss Sylvia.... 2008 is going to be a great one! :)

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Hi Sylvia, thank you for the lovely comment you posted on my blog.
I too wish you a wonderful and very successful 2008!

Also wanted to mention that your pieces are beautiful, and your Americana Monkey is to die for.

Happy (early) New Year!

Lori

lovetheprimlook said...

Sylvia, your work is awesome !!! You have a beautiful family and I LOVE those shoes :)

Angie

Wendy said...

Looks like everybody had a wonderful Christmas! And look at those finds! I'm trying to get my studio cleaned up and organized a bit.....it's going to be about 4 months before our spring arrives here.

Donna O'Brien said...

FIVE generations??!! That is SO special- I hope you got lots of photos!!! Good genes in your family- nice AND young at heart!!
Happy New Year Sylvia!!
D.

Kitty Forseth said...

Hi Syl!

Thanks for your sweet comments :).

I am feeling a bit better today, nearly human even! I have the cleaning/organizing bug as well.. I can hardly wait to dig into things and clean. How did I accumulate so much STUFF?? Time to use it or lose it, ha ha!

Love the treasures you found in Sac, very cool! I know someone who will love those shoes, I know that I do!

Have a wonderful, safe New Year's Eve!

xo Kitty

Elaine Thomas said...

Hey Syl, Happy New Year!! Great finds and Your family looks so happy. I will talk to you soon.
Smiles, Elaine

Johanna Parker said...

Hey Sylvia!

Good to see you on my blog, and thanks for adding me to yours!... I've added you to mine as well :)

Looks like you have been busy like me..... Work, work, work and create, and before you know it, the year has ended and a new one begins! It's crazy!

Happy holidays and new year to you!
Keep in touch, and keep those creative juices flowing :)

~ Johanna

Annie said...

What fun! I want to come play with the kids, and give that adorable Miss Nina a hug!

xo

annie

Christine LeFever said...

Sylvia,
It's good to have found your blog! Hey, my son is named Simon, and I am Mimi to my grandchildren.

It was such a pleasure meeting you in Pleasanton in September. May our paths cross again for sure!

Here's wishing you and yours the best possible 2008!
Christine

Suzanne said...

Hi Sylvia~ I love your family photos. Simon looks like he is enjoying Christmas with his cousins!
And all of your "finds" are wonderful...especially those cute shoes.
Happy New Year wishes to you and your family!

Once Upon A Notion said...

Oh that Simon is such a cutie. Ryan looks totally different than what I had pictured in my brain. Those are some great goodies you got - love those shoes!