Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town!

(Puddings by the wonderfully talented Jayne Ward)

Only 1 more sleep!!!

I am ready, it can happen. The last few days have been testing to say the least with my car breaking down spectacularly (costing lots of money, money that could have been spent on fabric!), but I am refusing to let that burst my Christmas bubble.

I wish you all the happiest of Christmases and a healthy and happy New Year.  See you in 2010.  I leave you with a fine offering from the Raveonettes.  Enjoy x

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...

I am better, hoorah!  Thank you so much for all your get well wishes, they worked, after  a week of feeling rough I am now back to fighting fit and trying to catch up with work and Christmassy stuff.  I am feeling fairly organised and am no longer panicking but there is still much to do. For example I haven't written a single Christmas card to anyone in the UK nor have I  wrapped any presents, but it will be done, it always is, and a bit of adrenalin at the last minute always spurs me on!

We have been enjoying decorating this year though, as  the past 2 years pre Christmas period were rather fraught for us and the decorating  was done in a rush. Last year was this.  Oh and that TV stuff,?  That was Kirsty's Homemade Home. It didn't come off (thank goodness, the thought of being on TV made me feel sick). I sent them down to Cowslip Workshops for their textile fix.

The year before was this.  The decoration were put up at the end of November, when the children were at school and so they had no involvement.

I tried to take photos of the tree but failed, I shall try again tomorrow in daylight but here is a little collage of our other decorations made into a Christmas card for you all.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

From my bed

I’m so sorry that I haven’t been around lately. After doing the 3 day fair down at  the Cowslip Workshops I came home to a poorly boy, followed a few days later by a poorly girl and now I am a poorly me!    It has been, and continues to be, a very testing time.  I am not good at being poorly as I can’t stand taking it easy, resting and going to bed.  My family know when things are bad if I can’t get out of bed! 

So here I lay, bored silly, feeling too ill to do anything fun like crochet, listen to music or watch television.  Today was the first day when I could actually pick up a book and read for a bit until I got too tired.  So, the only thing I could do was to take a series of photos called ‘From my sick bed’. This is the view I have as I lie here and I will leave you with them and hope to be back on form soon, ready to  start enjoying the festive period (which is making me panic).

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