Gifts and cards are being hand delivered and hopefully doorbells ringing with a jolly postman handing over cards and some small treats to a few close friends.
Talking of jolly postman, we usually buy our granddaughter Isabelle a Christmas book each year so she accumulates a collection of Christmas reading. This year we got a copy of The Jolly Christmas Postman. A fabulous book with lots of additional things in the envelopes inside that he delivers...
Clare and I fitted in a road trip last week over to see Angi (the lady from the meet up who had a fall on her way home). We enjoyed a lovely time with her and her
Get well soon Angi ....
A Christmas stocking has been hand delivered to my daughters partner. Their tree is now up and the fireplace now complete with a handmade stocking for each of them (the others made in previous years).
CCN's Silent Night was kindly gifted to me by Sally, duly stitched and passed on a while ago. I found the perfect co-ordinating fabric for it and this is how it turned out. My sewing skills are improving!
Whilst the sewing machine was out Merry and Bright turned into a little pillow -
and I whipped up a small birthday gift for Tina (no blog) with a few goodies tucked inside from her forum wish list. A little jester bag with jingly bells -
the contents inside ....
A little hand stitching in the evenings and Day 6 of the Plum Street Samplers free stitch-a-long joins the previous 5 days waiting to be finished off. Day 7 is on the frame and a few stitches have been started on that.
A little knitting for a friend. Lindsay asked if someone fancied a skill swap. Could someone knit up a small kit she had been gifted for her grandson and she would bead them an ornament in exchange. Always happy to help I offered and Peter penguin arrived in the post (in flat pack kit form).
He arrived with this magazine containing the instructions. The magazine is from March this year with some really lovely things inside it.
He left me a short time later to return home looking like this. At just under 6" tall, he's sweet and turned out ok I think. I hope your grandson likes him Lindsay.
Next week there are community events in abundance, fun times to look forward to with friends and a festive lunch or two coming up, Christmas parties and secret santa exchanges as well. There will no doubt be some singing ....
Apologies, but no picture yet of the Christmas ornament exchange I stitched as there seems to be one or two that have been held up in the post and not arrived yet, maybe next time.
Thanks for taking time to stop by in this busy month of the year.
Blessings to you all