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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Gifts a plenty

Christmas, a time for giving and receiving, caring and sharing.  I hope you had a Happy Christmas with lots of fun and good times with those you love.

For us it was a little different this year with both DH and I full of cold.  We did spend a couple of hours on Christmas Day with our daughter as she had planned and cooked a beautiful Christmas dinner for us.  Sadly, we tired easily and headed home after a short time back under the fluffy blanket where we have stayed.  Today i'm feeling a lot better, but DH is not.  A trip to the dr and DH has a sinus infection, that explains the horrendous nose bleed during last night!

I sent out some handknitted gifts that I can share with you now they have been received.
A scarf for DD ......

A pair of socks for Barb

Socks for Clare

Father Christmas brought me lovely gifts from online friends...

Thank you Clare, Christine, Barb, Angi, Gill, June and Kathy.
Santa hardanger ornament was made by Clare and hand printed tea towel by Christine 
This lovely handknitted scarf was a huge surprise.  DD has taken up knitting with no help from mum, all her own work learning from online sites.  Well done Amy xx
Blog reading and catching up with you all is on the agenda for this evening now i'm not permantently attached to the tissue box!  See you soon.
Love and blessings


  1. I do hope both you and your husband feel better soon, it's no fun at all being ill over the festive period. You've given some fabulous gifts and received some too, especially the scarf from Amy, how special that she's learnt how to knit and made the gift for you without you even knowing. I'm sure you'll treasure that scarf.

  2. Oh dear Julie sorry you felt like me over Christmas , and your poor hubby .
    Stay warm and get better soon .
    Love all your gifts sent and recieved .
    Hope the New Year will be better for you both. HUGS.

  3. We can commiserate! I've had a cold that just won't quit too. Never used so much tissue in my life!

    Your woolens look so warm and cozy. Those are such wonderful gifts. It's really cold here right now and all of those items would be super-handy.

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  4. I hope you both feel better soon. Over here DH has also the flu since yesterday.
    Your gifts are beautiful made and you got some lovely presents too.
    Hooray for the scarf that DD made ;-)

  5. I'm so sorry you are full of cold. I hope you both get better soon. Lovely gifts xx

  6. I'm glad you're on the mend! My husband is too. I hope your husband gets well soon. Random nosebleeds are so scary when they happen!

    Your socks always look so snuggly and warm! And how fun to do a surprise scarf exchange haha. :)

  7. Oh, I hope you are feeling better

    Julie xxxxxxxx

  8. A Christmas cold is a real bummer but sounds like you tried to make the most of it. The gifts you have shared are fantastic. Both received and given. I'm glad you are feeling better. Hope hubby is better quickly too.

  9. Oh Julie, I am sorry to hear you and your husband have been feeling so poorly. The scarves you and your daughter exchanged are super! You made great gifts and I see you were thought of too!!

  10. Lovely gifts. Handmade presents are always lovely to receive.

  11. What a delight it must have been to receive that lovely scarf from your daughter, Julie! It's so special that she admired all you had knit through the years enough to want to give you something she knit herself! Your socks and scarf were much appreciated gifts, I'm sure :)

    So many people seem to have colds/flus right now... I hope you and your husband are both feeling better very soon. And all my best wishes for improving health and much happiness in this coming year, my friend!

  12. So sorry to hear that you have had a cold over Christmas. I do so hope that you and your husband are feeling better soon.

  13. Handknitted gifts are the best! And I'm sure you will treasure the scarf your daughter made for you -- it's lovely! Glad to hear you are feeling better and I hope your husband is feeling better very soon. Take care and happy new year!

  14. I hope you are both feeling better now. How lovely that your daughter knitted something for you

  15. Hi there Julie, I think I must have missed your last post,with such lovely things to admire as this one too. I simply love my socks thankyou. My goodness you have been busy knitting socks and what a lovely bright scarf you made for Amy just the thing for a grey winters day. Well didn't she do well with your scarf, a new knitter in the family.I do hope you are both feeling a lot better, take care and hope it does not stay with you for too long. Hugs my friend. love and hugs Barb xx

  16. So sorry to read that you and DH had caught a nasty cold over Christmas. Not something you want to come down with during the festive season. I hope you are both on the mend by now.
    Such lovely gifts that you sent out to your friends. And so nice what you received from them.


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