Thursday, 30 December 2010

Christmas Amaryllis

A little thing comforts us because a little thing afflicts us.

I just had to share this lovely Amaryllis with you all. My DH gave it to me a few weeks ago - it was still in the box then. I planted it up and it has grown so fast and it is so beautiful! Yes, it is indeed the little things that bring us comfort.

So to all of you, followers, WOYWWers and readers, who are not well at this time, and there are quite a number I know from reading your blogs,  I'd like to wish you all a speedy  recovery. There is not ever a good time to be ill but Christmas is a particularly bad time in my book so I'm wishing you all good health for 2011.

Update on the imminent birth of my great-granddaughter - still no show. As Jenny's waters broke a couple of days ago she is to be admitted into the hospital today to be induced. So depending on how long she is in labour we should have a last day of the year baby or a first day of the year baby - whichever, we will be so glad to welcome this little baby into the world.

The already doting great-grandfather, aka DH, has been out shopping for her today and bought a couple of little Winnie the Pooh tops - for 6-9 months (so sensible as this baby already has enough clothes to fit out Mothercare!)

Will keep you informed but signing off for now.


Scrapcollectr said...

Oooooh...exciting times......either day will be memorable and festive!
Looks like Santa knew u are a crafter! Enjoy your new goodies and thx for visiting! (PS your comment mentioned that you consider yourself vintage like my new office stamps.... Just remember: vintage is priceless!) *smile*

Gez Butterworth said...

OOooh I hope you get some news soon Elizabeth. Fingers crossed for mother & baby. :)
Sorry it's been a while since I called.. still suffering with the vertigo :( Just wanted to pop by & send you very Best Wishes for the New Year & happy crafting. Love Gez.xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Oooh forgot to say FAB Amaryllis. Enjoy.XXX

Twiglet said...

Hope all goes well with the birth of the new babe - how lovely! Your amaryllis is fab - I always liked to grow them in school with little ones - we could measure how much they grew each day!!

Annie said...

What a beautiful amaryllis. Thank you. That has made me smile. Hoping all goes well with the birth of the new baby. Look forward to seeing a pic soon :-)
A x

Hazeyj said...

Fingers crossed for a speedily delivery- you must all be on tenterhooks! Thanks for popping by my blog - your brother did what we all did with the dregs, pretending to be grown up while they slept it off. Have a very happy and joyful New Year, best wishes to you all, Hazel x

Kirsty.A said...

Thanks for visting my blog. AS you are also a reader, keep a eye on it in the new year - I'm planning a series of book reviews of novels I read and enjoy throughout the year
Happy new year
Kirsty #43

Kirsty.A said...

All the best for a new year baby

coops said...

beautiful flower, the colours are stunning.
i hope all goes well for your great grandaughter and i hope you have baby news to share with us soon :D

wishing you and your family a very happy and peaceful new year :D

xx coops xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I hope that everything goes well and that you all get a happy new year!


Hayley @ said...

This is lovely Elizabeth! I had an amaryllis very similar to this a few years ago, they're beautiful! x