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Merry Christmas


It's that time of year ..........the 2014 Pattern Folio has gone out (Tuesday this week), Christmas is coming and I have to face up to the fact that not only have I done a slip-shod job at keeping up with the housework (that is how I find the time to draw) I also have a hundred other things to get done before Christmas arrives.

So, it's time to pack up my drawing supplies, close the craft room door and wish you all a very happy holiday - I hope that you get to spend lots of time with family and friends :)

Before I go tackle that housework.....here's one last 3.5 tile featuring ING (using Margaret Bremner's curvING variation). I haven't been able to let go of my Inapod fetish just yet, either.

ING Tangle Pattern on a standard size zentangle tile

See you in the New Year!

hx

Comments

  1. Take care & thank you for the pattern folio. Thank you too for all the lovely inspiration & artwork throughout the year - it's also a joy to read what you're up to.
    With Seasonal Greetings from the UK.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. Thank you Helen and best wishes to you and your family for Christmas as well. I think we all forget the housework when there is Zentangling or crafting to be done. Looking forward to seeing your blog back in the New Year.

    Chrissie - also in the UK

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  3. Stunning tile.
    Happy holiday and best wishes to you :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the pattern folio. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and I look forward to reading your posts again in the New Year......Linda E.

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  5. Waaaaaaa!!!!! You will be missed, but we will be right here waiting. (So glad I'm not the only one that lets housekeeping take back seat)

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  6. Thank you so very much for the pattern folio, Helen. Love it!!! I'm going to make it a goal to create each pattern. I wish you and yours a lovely holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Thank you, Helen, for sharing your beautiful pattern folio! It's just lovely, and very kind of you for sharing. My plan is to purchase your books after Christmas but before the new year. I feel they will be a great source of inspiration to me to journal in 2015. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  8. Happy holidays to you and your family.
    There is so much to do in preparation and I sure get how we steal time from one activity to do another.. Thank you so much for your 2014 pattern folio...Looking forward to 2015 and what it holds for our creative life...

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  9. Happy Holidays to you, Helen, and thank you for all you do.

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  10. Thanks for all you've shared this year. You are a continuing inspiration. Have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

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  11. Thank you for all your blog posts this year Helen and also for all the work you put into the 2014 Pattern Folio. I appreciate all the time and effort you put into all of this and completely understand the stress in choosing between cleaning and creating....I do both and neither turn out great!!!! Have a very merry christmas and a wonderful safe new year. See you in 2015!

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  12. Thank you Helen for the 2014 Pattern Folio. It was great and I have enjoyed all your work and ebooks and inspiration. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year and will be back to see what's happening in 2015.

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  13. Thanks everyone! Have an amazing Christmas/New Year! hx

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  14. Dear Helen, first and formost THANK YOU. Thank you for your inspiration, for your generosity, for sharing your wonderful and elegant talent! I received your folio in my mail and I must say I feel so lucky to be looking at it. It's incredible work and such a source both of inspiration and learning.
    As to your ING and inapod fetish: well they ceratinly seem to be getting on well together! Your tile is beautifully elegant as anything you do. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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  15. Happy Holidays to you Helen. And THANK YOU for your generosity with your incredible talent. I received your folio in my email a couple of weeks ago and had meant to let you know sooner how much I appreciate your sharing with all of us. You are indeed an inspiration with your wonderful talent and incredible sense of design. Thank you once again and thank you for sharing. You are most definitely an inspiration to me and an encouragement to try harder to master my artistic urges. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  16. I'm subscribed but don't have the email with the ACTUAL ebook link for 2914 or 15. But I do have all the other emails announcing it. Any help...?

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    1. Hi Ashley, your mail server may be bouncing the emails or identifying them as spam as I use a different mail delivery service from the regular blog feed. I suggest adding my email alittlelime@gmail.com to your address book and hopefully your mail server will identify these emails as "friendly". Hope that helps. Helen

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