Sharing Lovely Christmas Cards

Hey, and thanks for stopping to visit. We arrived home after a safe & fairly uneventful drive up the road on New Year's day. Mr. made a good call on departure day as traffic was not terrible. It was heavy coming through Atlanta, but then it always is. We both said a heartfelt Thank You when we saw the entrance sign to our subdivision. It was hard to leave DD, but I did fairly well (at least for me!). Very nice to get back into our own bed last night.

Friday was spent just unpacking suitcase and some laundry. It was gray, rainy & very gloomy outside, and fit both our moods perfectly. I stayed in my flannel jammies all day, and read my kindle in between laundry-dryer loads & taking a couple of naps. With 5 dogs in the house, everything was subject to dog hair, so in the interest of not having any allergy attacks, I always re-launder all the clothes, then clean out the washer. Still have to get stuff out of the pickup - it takes time and motivation.

Just wanted to make a quick post to invite you to share some of the lovely handmade cards we've received from some extremely talented people. These are posted on the Cards by Friends Tab (at the top of the page). These were the ones of which I had taken photos; thought I had transferred to a flash drive to take along and share while in Florida. Couldn't find them on anything I had with me, but they were on the home computer. We've not collected our mail as yet, so I expect there will be a few more Christmas cards and if so, I'll share them later.

Hope all of you had a wonderful and SAFE New Year's Day. Will try to get back to posting in a bit. Got a few irons in the fire, so to speak and still regrouping after being away from home for 2 wks. And getting my mood back where it needs to be!!! God Bless and big hugs too.


  1. Welcome home, Mary! It's always nice to be back safe and sound. You did a great job updating your page and I enjoyed seeing the awesome cards you've received from some of your friends! I hope your hubby is doing better and gets a good report when he visits his own doctor. I wish you both all the best for a happy and healthy new year!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Hi Mary. Glad you and hubby have arrived home safe and are getting back to your normal routine. Two weeks is a long time to be away from home and as much as you probably hated leaving your DD, it's always nice to get home and settle back to the familiar. :) Happy New Year to you and your family ... wish you happiness and good health for 2015. And, of course, lots of crafting fun! :) Loll xx

  3. Good morning Mary, so glad you are both home safe and well. Yes it will take you an age to get yourself back in the mood,, having spent two lovely weeks with your DD, it's nice to be back home and your own bed, but the missing of DD is going to take a few days. You won't be missing those dog hairs. Yes we always have harris where ever we go, his hairs are attached to most things. Yet we wouldn't be without our big lump of golden delicious lab. He is such a sweetie. Look forward to seeing your wonderful,projects. Hazel x

  4. Mary it is good to know you have arrived home safe and sound :-). Sounds as though you have had quite a busy day :-). Hope the mojo returns soon. I popped over and saw the cards - they are amazing.

  5. Hello Mary,
    Glad to hear you and your hubby are home safe & sound.
    Looking forward to seeing and hearing what ever you decide to post. Love hearing and seeing what ever you have been up to
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xxx

  6. Sorry to have been absent from recent posts Mary, but wanted to pop in and wish you and yours a Happy New Year.

    B x

  7. Glad you made it back safe. Happy New Year!

  8. So pleased to hear that you are home safe and had a fairly uneventful journey - they are the best kind! Now you can look forward to your next visit to your DD. The cards you received are lovely and it is nice to see them all in one place like that too. Happy New Year to you and your hubby, hope 2015 treats you both well. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. There is no place like home Momma Mary! I know how hard it was to leave your DD, but home always feels good to get back to it. I'm so thankful your trip home was safe and sound and that you had light traffic. That's always a good thing. I love all the beautiful cards you received and I see many know you well and sent cardinal cards and the ones that aren't cardinal cards are just as beautiful. It's nice to have such sweet friends isn't it?! And you are one that deserves to get such lovely cards because you are a very good friend to all! Hugs, Brenda

  10. glad you are home safe and sound, Mary! I enjoyed your cards by friends. Bonnie made that cardinal, and I'll be showing a cardinal just like it on my blog next month. Hers looks so pretty with the red and white like that! Enjoy being home, Mary! hugs, de

  11. So glad you both made it home safely, Mary. Being with family is wonderful, but there's no place like home! Take your time getting back into the swing of things. I hope you all have a wonderful 2015 :)

  12. Lovely variety of cards.

    Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue

  13. Glad you arrived home safe and sound Mary and I can sympathise with your missing your DD as I miss my DS, and even more so at this time of year. Hope your DH gets a good report from the doctor too. Such lovely cards you received Mary, and hopefully in a few days you will be feeling a little more in the mood for making some of your own. x

  14. Glad y'all made it back home safe and sound! Nice to have you back Mary. You got some wonderful cards for Christmas this year - and I think everyone must know how much you like cardinals too!

  15. I'm glad you arrived home safely!! I'm glad traffic wasn't bad's always stressful driving around Atlanta!! I hope you are able to unwind and regroup and rest!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. Glad you're home safely! Hope you'll be sharing beautiful creations soon!

  17. Hello Mary and a Very Happy New year to you and your Family, I do hope it will be kind to you.
    I've just been looking at all the gorgeous cards you've received and you have some very talented friends, cards to be cherished.
    Peased to hear you arrived home safely, it will take a wee bit of time to settle back in to the routine, take care, hugs Kate x

  18. Glad you had a safe journey and arrived home safely, been to look at the lovely cards you received from friends but was a tad difficult to appreciate them properly as the flipping P was covering up some of them.

    Good luck with all the sorting out and laundry.

    Kath x

  19. hi Mary, glad to here you are home safe and sound, hope you done all your washing and ironing hate that part of holidays.
    Happy New Year..

  20. Welcome Home Mary! It was so much fun hearing all about your trip and seeing all your beautiful photos too. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing your cards soon.

  21. Hi Mary, Thanks for your kind words over at my blog. Also thanks for letting me know about the Mixed Media Card challenge blog. My current post is a 10 x 10 canvas so that doesn't qualify as a card but I do use mixed media frequently so will join in when I can ! thanks so much, welcome to 2015 :) Hugs, Shirleyxx

  22. Jammies and Kindle ay? sounds like you are relaxing LOL.

    Hope your weather is better, it's as you describe yours, here today.


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