Wow it's really a busy time in blogland with all the swaps & sewing that's going on... I wonder when some of you ladies get any sleep! It's such a great way to share friendship, beautiful creations & be in the Spirit of the Festive Season...
And speaking of swapping, I've recently done a Christmas swap with my lovely blogging friend, Maria... we agreed on sending each other a small wall hanging... & look what Maria has sent me:
And some very gorgeous extras too... good thing our evenings are still cool, so I can enjoy the drinks!
Maria I really enjoyed our little swap, & more importantly I do so appreciate our friendship xx
Oh dear, I have just gone to find a pic of what I sent to Maria, but it seems that I didn't actually take any, oops! But there's a pic here at Maria's blog in case you'd like to see.
On the weekend I finally got around to putting out some Christmas decorating...
I thought a lovely change would be to put up what I call our 'honeymoon Christmas tree' instead of our big 8-foot one. I call it the 'honeymoon tree' because we arrived back from our honeymoon at a time when only the smallest trees remained in the one department shop we had in our town at that time - so we bought one, along with the only remaining decorations, which were rather a daggy offering. The little tree stands at just 104cm, & this year is standing proudly on a tall cabinet in our family room - but with happier deco's on it!
|Don't you just love this little guy?!|
I didn't realise just how many Festive candles I had, so I'm going to be very disciplined this year & use them, rather than adding to what I already have! And that's hard to do, being the confirmed lover of candles that I am...
My small opportunities to sew or stitch are currently being taken with sewing the bind for my TTS & I've negotiated with mrHS & mr14 to make me a simple hanger for it. Golly it seems this last stage of finishing this project is taking so long, but by hook or by crook it WILL be on the wall soon!!