Sunday, January 1, 2012

New year.

Happy New Year everyone!

This brand new year filled with new possibilities is starting today. I have decided to be open to what may come my way. The only promise I've given myself is to be a little creative every day, whether it is fiberwork, fabricwork, drawing, painting, photograph or other things.

One week from today is my birthday and with that day done I always feel so free. When I was a child I always wanted to keep the Christmastree on my birthday. That's no longer a desire of mine. What traditions do you have on how long the Christmas lasts? In my parts of the country it lasts to January 6th. (The 13th day of Christmas) In other parts it lasts to January 13th. And how do Christmas end for you? According to old traditions we're eating the Christmas out of the house, well together with removing all the Christmas stuff. January 6th. we're supposed to eat the same kind of food that we started off eating, for us that will be porks rib and cabbage à la norvègienne. And that's the end of Christmas for us.
How do you do it? Is there any traditions on this subject where you live?

Today the New Year Concert from Wienna is shown on TV and it has become another tradition of mine to watch it. Lovely music, lovely preformance, lovely dancers and a lot of lovely flowers. It was my mum who always had to watch this show, and as youths we always laughed at her because of it. But now, I love it myself.

I don't think I've shown you my selfmade star. In an earlier post I was talking about trying to make a star and perhaps fill my house with stars for Christmas. I made a star, but only one. It was not the easiest task, but I like it and it will probably decorate my window next Christmas too.
Below you see two sisters, my mum (left) and my Moster. We invited them for dinner Dec.26th and we shared some memorable hours together.

I wish you all the best for 2012!


  1. I never did put up a tree this year but usually when I do I like to take it all down no later that Jan 1st but sometimes earlier. My hubby is cooking black-eyed peas today. It's a tradition to eat them on New Year's Day.

    Happy New Year!! I hope 2012 is great for all of us.

  2. your traditions sound wonderful!
    I live in Canada and as you might know Canada is a relativly young country compared to Europe or others.
    We are such a mix of different nationalities that we are like a big stew, all mixed up.
    The city I live in just turned 100 years old this summer, large Italian, population with half as many Polish and Ukraine, German.
    Our family's ancestors are from Germany, and Scotland, both sides.We have created our own traditions, we go to church Christmas eve, we always have turkey at christmas, plum puddings and mince meat pies, and perogies, our tree stays up until New years day and we take it down shortly after.
    I wish you a Happy New Year, lovely photo of your mum and sister