Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy New Year ~ WoywW #552

*Happy New Year Everyone*

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas? 

The past week has been incredible with house guests, 
a full house on Christmas day. A party at my MIL's as she 
turned 80 years young, vet checks and injections for the pup 
(roll on those walkies days..) and finally an emotional weekend 
as our dear Daughter set off to start a new chapter in her life 
as she moves to Sweden. It's been in the planning for some months.

Never thought this day would come, they grow up too fast .. 

So moving on quickly before I get a little teary lets share 
what's on my work desk this Wednesday as we begin the new year 

with WOYWW #552 over at our host Julia's stamping ground.

As I enjoyed Kasia's Advent Calendar challenge so much with her 
prompts for 10~15 minute activities I've started a new junk 
journal dedicated to quick crafting plus a handmade stitch 
journal in need of much more love this year.. 

I love the quiet of New Years Day, although i've only had a few hours 
sleep as guests over to see the New Year in had us playing Mario Party 
until gone 3 am this morning 😏 Please excuse me if I drift off.. 

Look forward to seeing WoywW 
here's to a magical and creative year. 

Hugs Tracey xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds like you had a great time over the holidays. Good luck to your daughter. Happy 2020 for you and yours, hugs, Valerie

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad you had a good Christmas and good luck to your daughter in Sweden Tracey (my brother was over from Canada and I said goodbye yesterday). Gorgeous looking journal! Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #?

Helen said...

I hope you get an afternoon nap later on! Your junk journal looks amazing - I hope to do lots more crafting this year! (when have I said that before.....) Happy New Year and good luck to your daughter in her new adventure. Helen

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Your junk journal looks marvellous, Tracey. I must check out your advent journal too - I must have missed it earlier. Good luck to your daughter - Sweden, wow - what an adventure! So exciting for her and you have Freya to keep you occupied and not worry to much. Happy New Year! zsuzsa xx

Lillianb said...

Happy New year to you and all your family
Great junk journel

know what you mean I stayed up and somehow never went to bed lol

Lilian b

butterfly said...

Lots of changes round your way then, and I'm sure 2020 will bring even more of them - but hopefully peace and happiness will accompany them all eventually! Love the sound of your new journal plans. I'm still in Christmas hibernation (don't come out fully until after 12th Night on 6th January!), but am trying to do a bit of catching up with people even so. Happy New Year!
Alison x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, and Happy New Year from us both. The stitch journal looks amazing, so much texture, you must just want to stroke it every time you open it!Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz X

Mia said...

I wish the best to your daughter, Tracey. HAPPY NEW YEAR, my dear friend.

Dorthe said...

Dearest Tracey ,
Oh like me,- also in bed only 3.PM and tired, but had a lovely and fresh walk with Henning after lunch. I feel so much with you, now your daughter seriously is moving to Sweeden , because as you know, I have mine far away too, even it is in the same country , as me. I know you will get used, but I never get used to her (them) traveling away home, after having spend days with us-- it is always the saddest day and I need always time to be myself.
Tracey I so love these pages in your journal, so poetic and beautiful.
Happy New Year to you my friend, may it be happy, healthy and filled with joy, and time for playing . Big hugs from Dorthe xx

Rain said...

Happy New Year Tracey!!! I'm on little sleep too so I'll join you in yawn lol! Your work space is so neat! I love the photo! :)

Caro said...

Those journals are simply stunning. Happy New Year. Wishing you lots of love, laughter and crafting this year. With love and God bless, Caro xxx

Lozzy said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Tracey..hope your daughter gets on okay and the tears with eventually dry up...looking forward to seeing your makes for 2020...hugs Lozzy xx
ps Sully says woof woof to Freya...she so sweet xx

Redanne said...

My holiday season has not been quite so busy as yours by the sound of it. I hope you found a little time to yourself today - Happy New Year to you and your family. Hopefully your daughter will be able to make visits home to see you. Take care and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations during 2020! Hugs, Anne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an amazing week you had. Sad that it is over, I'm sure, but relieved too, I suspect. Happiest of New Years to you, dear Tracey.

froebelsternchen said...

Happy New Year to you and your family dear Tracey.
Thank you for all the lovely art and inspiration you gift us with!
Big hugs, Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Sounds like a fun packed time over the festivities 😁. Glad you had so much fun and I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far! Your journals look fabulous and I admire that you can complete pages in 10-15 minutes, this is something I have tried and not enjoyed 😉. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too! Hugs, Jo x

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful Christmas with family and guests and Sorry to hear about your daughter leaving home but what an exciting time for her x. A very Happy, Healthy and crafty 2020 Tracey x

Shoshi said...

It sounds as if your Christmas period was a bitter-sweet experience, Tracey, with your daughter about to move away. I love your beautiful journal! Thank you for your visit. I'm not 100% vegan, still having milk for my fermented products, but nearly all whole-food plant-based. The Christmas dinner really was delicious! I'm not missing the meat at all... I am sure I shall get on fine with the cutting machine from now on - I feel a lot more confident with the new software, and am busy designing some new cutting files which I shall try out when I get time. Meantime, got to finish that first lot of cards in the card factory!

Happy belated WOYWW and happy New Year!

craftytrog said...

Wow! Sounds like you need a rest after your busy Christmas and New year Tracey. Wishing your daughter luck in her new adventures in Sweden, what a lovely place to go and visit her.
So pleased to hear you're continuing with the art journaling too, a little bit of art every day is a very good thing.
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year,
Alison xx

aussie aNNie said...

Happy New Year my lovely and hope you are doing good.xx

crafty-stamper said...

Sounds like a hectic time and best wishes for the New Year.Absolutely beautiful journal and love all the lace
Carol x

carol l mckenna said...

Sounds like you have 2 very creative projects going for the New Year ~ good for you ~ looks like a very cozy and organized creating area too ~ Have fun! ~ Happy New Year to You.

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Tracey, am very VERY late, love your desk, the swing and greeting.. catch the moments make them perfect sentiment or some such, 😁 really great as is stitching on the other side, wonderful share!
Ah Sweden, well it’s just another country for you to visit and explore isn’t it? There’s always an upside and diwnsde, good to focus on the upward look.
Happy very belated WOYWW. Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially good health in 2020.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x #2 kinda! 😊

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