Saturday 31 December 2011

New Years Eve - An Angel

Welcome to New Year's Eve, I hope you have a great day and enjoy some celebrations this evening with loved ones and friends. We are having a few neighbours in and the family round to celebrate, but there is a sting in the tail for me today as it is the first anniversary of my dear Mum passing away and of course there are bitter sweet memories that this day holds for me.

However we must look forward to another new year and I wish for the world to become a more peaceful place and that humankind learns to live with one another more happily; with a focus of improving the environment and ensuring our planet stays safe for our future and our grandchildren's future.

I was playing the other day (as you do) and decided to try out another workshop activity from the La Blanche book. A simple piece, I had fun doing it and I used  a La Blanche stamp.

Dedicated to my Mum who was always an 'angel' in oh so many ways. I love you Mum.

I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful new year's eve and a happy, healthy and peaceful new year ahead. Thank you for being a follower, a friend and a blogging buddy. Thank you for your supportive and encouraging comments and messages and thank you for being a part of my life. I am grateful to each and every one of you for visiting me.

New Year's Reflections
Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what bought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.
Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.
And when I ponder those who do,
I immediately think of you.
Thanks for being one of the reasons I'll have another Happy New Year!
By Joanna Fuchs

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Scrumplescrunch said...

Happy New Year to you to Brenda.
It has been an absolute Joy following you this year, even though I am often remiss in commenting I always check on you, so know that I am there, and plus I love your work. This creation you have made for your Mum is unique and rather artistic, I am sure your Mum would have loved it.
You are wise in acknowledging that one must move on and look to the future, and let us all hope that it is bright and peaceful, if it was left up to us girls it would be!

DesignerDiva said...

Such a beautiful creation Brenda made from the heart and a wonderful little poem too. It's such a significant day to have lost a loved one, my dad passed away 9 years ago today.
It has been a pleasure getting to know you this last year and I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year
Hugs Laurie xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Brenda. A fitting tribute to your departed Mum. I am so glad I met you this year. My world is richer for it. Best, Yvonne

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, your angel is stunning but thats no surprise as your work is such an inspiration. Wishing you all the best for 2012 and sending you love and hugs on such a bitter sweet day
Claire xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

A beautiful , stunning card, serene and gentle...I am sure your mum would have loved it, you bought a tear to my eye...happy new year,
Look forward to lots more of your stunning art! Hugs trace x

Suze Bain said...

What a lovely post Brenda and your angel piece is beautiful. Happy new year to you, wishing you all the very best in 2012. xx

Zoechaos said...

Happy New Year Brenda, Hard to believe it has already been a year! know you treasure the good and recycle the rest. Enjoy your celebrations this evening and looking forward to more of it all next year XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

A wonderful dedicated card to your dear mother Brenda.
Wishing you a Happy 2012, hugs Annette xx

Von said...

An angel for your angle who I'm sure is looking out for you :)
Have a wonderful and reflective celebration tonight and see you in the new year
Hugs Von xxx

Lisa Jane said...

What a beautiful project to dedicate to your mum.... she will definitely be watching down over you all.
A very Happy New Year to you and all your family Brenda - may 2012 be filled with Health and Happiness
Lisa x

Joan said...

A beautiful angel project Brenda and a lovely poem too. I lost my much loved sister three years ago today and find New Years Eve a bitter sweet time but amongst the sadness I have such happy memories too and try to concentrate on them.I have loved following your blog and thank you for all the lovely comments you have left on mine. Happy New Year

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is a stunning piece, Brenda! Love that Angel stamp and your Mum would have been very proud of you! Sending you a big hug on this bitter sweet day and wishing your lost of love and happy memories for the New Year 2012... thank you for being such a wonderful and inspirational blog friend and I hope we will get to meet in person soon! Here's to the New Year! Big hugs, Joanna xx

Juls said...

fab! Love the effect of the torn back paper! Hugs Juls

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a beautiful card and lovely words. I was thinking of you over Christmas, knowing it would be a bitter-sweet time and you would be thinking of your Mum. When I lost my Dad it was 30 December, and such a particularly hard time to lose a loved one. Thank you for your friendship, and looking forward to more in 2012,

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful card, the torn edges are fabulous.