Hello friends!Wow, here we are in 2018, and I am glad to be back on the blog, although the rest and getting to celebrate with family was wonderful. I hope you all enjoyed the Holidays and celebrated big! It was so much fun on Christmas day when the pups dug into their stockings! They were so excited. We kept it easy for New Years Eve, as we enjoyed watching the Ball drop and cooking a fancy meal of crab cakes, corn soueffle and other goodies. We toast the New Year with a delicious bottle of vino. Today's post is very apropo to start the New year with and one of my favorite fabric and trends of the year, velvet. I'm thrilled to start of the first collaboration of the New year with the company, Soft Surroundings.