Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Just before Christmas!

Two  more weeks for Christmas!!!! Oh  time flies and  it flies fast!
The weather is still very good here, in sunny Greece and the sea still invites you to swim, though I suppose it is better to just look at it ,as it must be veeeeery coooold.

Last weekend, we visited a favourite seaside resort and were amazed by the beauty of the orchards , with the lemon and orange trees full of fruit , the  green greener than ever , the blue of the sea vibrant and the horizon clear and bright.

I think Christmas in Greece is very often sunny and not ‘white’, at all. I love the song : ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas’, although,   snow rarely appears  before January, in my country.  
To be honest ,I don’t think I would like it to get very cold and snowy at the moment . Good weather helps with hanging out , shopping and arranging easy -going , holiday activities.

These past weeks have been very hectic on the crafting front. We made ‘tons’ of Xmas cards at school to exchange with some schools abroad.

 I organized a Xmas  and New Year card workshop and lots of glitter, shiny ribbons and cardboard were  used , the words ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’ , were written again and again and I spent  more than an hour at the local Post office waiting  to post seven thick envelopes with the handmade cards my students made. Well, it was all worth it. It always is, I suppose.

In between other professional activities and house work, I found some time to make two more wreathes.
Here, have a peek. The red one is similar to the one in my last post. I love this kind of wreaths: a tiny bird house, greenery, little creatures, red ribbons. Cute!!!

The second wreath is definitely more glamorous. I crocheted the flowers and added  shiny beads in the middle to give them  this extra luxury and make them  sparkle.

I love this time of year , just before Christmas. I love the anticipation of the warmth this special time brings along , the dreaming of snow that never comes, the wishes and presents and decorations , the fairy lights and glass baubles. I like it all and wish to enjoy it to the full.

Many warm wishes to all of you !
Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Your makes are fabulous, really!
    Have a happy countdown to Christmas Tina!

    1. Thank you dear Olympia.I wish the very best to you and your family. Have a lovely time at Christmas.
      Tina xxx

  2. Love all your pictures, the sunny ones and the Christmassy ones! Your wreaths are beautiful!
    Helen xox

    1. Thank you so much, Helen.
      I wish you the very best for the holidays.
      Tina xxx

  3. Yeah ! Time flies too fast !!!! Your makes are so wonderful as always .... you're lucky to get still some warm weather. Have a lovely weekend !

  4. Beautiful pictures !!

  5. Gorgeous wreath and lovely pictures too, enjoy the season. Hx