Some of you are already celebrating Christmas Day, the wonders of modern technology where we can interact in a split second and be in touch across the globe, some will have their Christmas Day start a while after I do tomorrow.
This past week I've been busy getting things finished in time, but I did make time to go and have a word with Santa's reindeer when I visited the garden centre to make sure his santa-nav had my address in it!
My sewing machine has been out. Santa's Village finally got made into the bunting I had planned for it (about time too I hear you all say lol)
I'm so pleased with how it looks and so is DH, he's asked how many hours stitching there is in it?
I've no idea, a lot was my answer!
My daughter Amy's Christmas stocking was also made up on the sewing machine after I added the final stitch. She is thrilled with it and it hangs on her fireplace next to my granddaughters which I made last year.
A little handmade gift for my granddaughter Isabelle's stocking. A fairy doll which is a free pattern from Deramores. After 3 attempts at the wings they are nothing like the pattern says I made them up myself as the original ones were huge.
and finally a little felt pillow kit that I picked up at the NEC stitching show in November. I loved making this and have kept the pattern to make more next year.
Earlier this month I was stitching away on a little birthday gift for Sally. A free design from the Snowflower Diaries. There is a witch for each season, this one being Winter witch, Sally's favourite time of the year so the perfect design. Just a little pillow edged with some snowball trim. I loved this and struggled to put it into the envelope to send to Sally.
Someone has been stitching something for me too. Gaynor over at Stitchers Anon sent me the most beautiful handmade ornament using one of her lovely designs with Holmsey hare on it.
It arrived on the very day that I had been to school to see Isabelle in her first pre-school nativity play and she actually sang that very Christmas Carol 'Away in a Manger' during the performance. Each year when I put this onto my tree I will be reminded of that very emotional day. Thank you so much Gaynor for your kindness, its such a wonderful, special and perfect ornament and I love it.
I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas
I hope you have a fabulous time with those you love and hold dear.
My thoughts are with those of you who like me will have an empty place at their festive table as we remember loved ones that are no longer with us.
Blessings to you all