Tuesday, 30 December 2008


In this post I'm going to be all slushy about my dog ......and about blogging.

We've had a lovely Christmas with Meg, don't worry she isn't in prison, she is just being given time to dry her paws off after being outside. She tolerated the tinsel around her collar all day and she looked so cute!
Here she is, with one of her Christmas presents. This rawhide candy cane is now half the size!!! She had lots of other christmas pressies too. As it was her first Christmas with us, in fact her first Christmas, she was spoilted rotten.

Isn't she just so cute?!!!!
I have now been blogging for about 18 months and I absolutely love, I never get tired of reading other people's blogs. Because I have diverse interests I read a diverse range of blogs. It never ceases to amaze me how talented folks are and how generous they are, both with the swaps and gifts but with information sharing - quilting and knitting ideas, techniques, recipes, photos and general loveliness. Please, please keep it up girls!!! As soon as I can I am going to update my sidebar with the blogs I read (I am assignment writing at present-taking a break for lunch!), please have a look at them.

Monday, 29 December 2008


These are the two other parcels that went into the post.

This parcel was my giveaway in the Fall into Fall giveaway. I was very late sending it but I know it has got to where it should, to Jan's Jabber.

This parcel went winging its way to An-Magritt in Norway. I hope she has received it, I haven't had word one way or the other.

This post is one of several I am going to post about Christmas so I suggest you either grab a cup of coffee (or something stronger) or go and do something more interesting like clean the fridge out.

I can now show my SCSS present that went to Pieceful Chaos.

This photo shows the parcel before it was sent. I included a pack of beads, a Christmas ornament and of course, some chocolate!

I didn't put anything on the back of this so the new owner could either use it as a table centre or put something to hang it on themselves.

A closer look!
Thank you so much to Chookyblue for organsing this swap, it was so much fun. I would love to do it again next year.
I still have to finish photographing the parcel I received. I'll post about that tomorrow.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Happy Christmas!

May you all have a safe, peaceful Christmas!

Monday, 22 December 2008

Christmas preparations

These 2 photos are of recent Christmas's past.

This was the first year I put the tree under the stairs for a number of years and I kept banging my head on the wooden bit of the stairs so the Oh! Bearded One! gave me his hard hat to protect my head.

As a family we now have a tradition that we go out for a family meal on the Sunday before Christmas. This started a few years ago when I had to work Christmas day and didn't have time to cook Christmas dinner. We've carried it on, even though for the last 2 years and this year too, I haven't worked.
The photo above is at a previous meal. My camera has completely died so I wasn't able to take photos yeaterday. I am hoping Father Christmas will bring me a new one!

How are you doing with your Christmas preparations? My food shopping is done, the presents are wrapped but the assignment isn't written - that's tomorrow's job! At least to get it started. The Oh! Bearded One is going to push the hoover around and wash the kitchen floor for me at some point and I'll feed the washing machine tomorrow but there'll be no ironing done this side of Christmas.
Talking of the Oh! Bearded One - he has had serious problems with his shoulder and neck this year. It turns out he has collasped discs in his neck so on the 28th of January he'll be having surgery to have disc replacement, this is quite a new proceedure so I hope he is going to be OK. I know he is worried.
There hasn't been much crafting going on either but I've been reading blogs and I am planning some projects for the New Year. In January there is a quilt fabric sale fairly locally so I want to plan a couple of quilts for next year and buy the fabric for them. I have managed to finish a knitted hat (no photo) and it has been put in the post to my Sister-in-Law for Christmas and I've nearly finished another one for my best friend in Sheffield. I want to knit on for her eldest daughter, my God-Daughter as well but I've been slowed up by my sore hands and wrists. They are better, I suspect because I've not been knitting.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

A little bit of busyness

A little bit of busyness has been going on here!

DD'd 21st birthday on Thursday with a little party at home! We had a lovely time.
Work, Christmas shopping, tidying up as upstairs looked like a bomb had hit it, research for assignment writing, dog walking and knitting hats for Christmas presents.
Everything is that bit slower at present because I've got tendonitis. Last weekend it was my right wrist but since having to stir 9 sachets of medicine at work last night it is now both wrists!!! It is so frustrating!!!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Thank Goodness!!!!

The parcels are in the post!!!! I'm so glad to have done that!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


I have received 5 parcels in the post this week - 2 surprises and 3 I've ordered for Christmas presents.

I've received my SSCS from Carole yesterday, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm not opening it until Christmas!! A lovely surprise!

I also received a little parcel from Stash - 2 balls of Rowan 4ply that I had forgotten I had ordered.

2 of the other parcels were from Amazon for DD, not saying any more! The other parcel is fabric to make my Mum a knitting bag, although she will probably will be just get the fabric wrapped up as I think I will run out of time this side of Christmas. I've still got a 2000 word essay to write which isn't started yet!