8 more sleeps till the big fat fellow, comes down your chimney, and leaves you presents, and drinks your beer,
8 more sleeps till Christmas.
Every morning at 7:30 this song plays ( obviously with a different number!!)
It is now firmly stuck in my head, on a continuous loop! Grrrrrrrr!
Well on to other things.
We had a power cut the other evening.
Apart from being cold, it was quite a lot of fun.
Having to use the hob to make tea and hot chocolate.
J had never experienced a power cut before. Lucky boy!
We played cards, told stories of how things have changed since P and I were kids.
It was nice to have the time together.
I've been learning how to work the granny ripple pattern.
A couple of frustrating false starts!
Starting to get the hang of it.
Next it was time to take the plunge, and do it for real.
Yay it worked!
It's a little bit smaller than our bed, so by the time I add the border, it should fit.The pattern is a mixture of 2 other patterns I found. I will try write up a pattern with photos, but I'm not sure how long it will take. The pattern isn't hard, just a bit fiddly at the beginning, but once you're past that it flows beautifully.
Lots of festive things have started to be dotted around in our house! The above is my favorite ornament.
The fire place has been decorated.
The wreath I made a few years ago is up.
So is the tree.
Need to hide all those wires!!
These little guys are from my first Christmas with P!
I have also made a patchwork cushion for my Nan.
The colours are a little washed out ( thanks clouds!)
I've finished the crochet cushion.
I have also had a change of heart about my previous snowy post. Walking to the shop the next day was a nightmare. The pavements were covered in ice, as was the road. On the way back............... Ouch! Yep down I go!
Of course there is an audience! I don't know if they laughed or not. I couldn't bear to look!
No place to hide my very, very red face. The only injury was to my pride! J was a total gentleman though, he held my hand the rest of the way home. Not bad for an 11 3/4 year old!
We have snow! About 2" of beautiful, soft, powdery snow.
I love the crunchy sound under my boots. I love the putt putt putt sound it makes as it lands. I love how quiet it is, with not so many cars on the road. I love how pretty and sparkly everything becomes.
It's fair to say I love the snow. (just in case you hadn't already guessed!)
J made this little snowman before school. Time ran out hence the lack of face!
We'll be making a much bigger one after school.
I think J's school is one of the only schools that stayed open. He's not at all happy about that!
I went for a slippy, slidey, skiddy walk, to take as many photos as I could. All in the name of blogging!!!
Walking through the woods was so beautiful. I enjoyed and savoured every moment.
Now it's time for yet another cup of tea, and something yummy.
I think I have been suffering from bloggers block! I haven't had the faintest idea what to write about for the last week or so. Everything has been BLAH BLAH BLAH. Very mundane and boring. Not something anyone would want to read about I'm sure!! Just life pottering along.
During the pottering along, Coconut ice was made.
Very very yummy. J was mostly in charge. Reading the recipe, mixing.
We were making sweets as practice for Christmas.
There's been more christmassy happenings.
I'm going to make a few more and attach them to a ribbon to hang around the mantle.
They look better from a little bit of a distance. The macro setting is not very forgiving!!!
I thought you might like to see the very first crochet item my mum has made.
She hasn't been crocheting very long. I think it was supposed to be a gift, but she has decided to keep it!!
There's nothing like the pride you feel about your first, don't you think?
I have been finding some uses for the buttons I have.
I really love this, and it makes me smile every time I look at it!
The buttons came from my Nan's clothes. She passed away not quite 6 months ago. When we went to clear out her flat, I spent 3 hours cutting buttons off of every single item of her clothes. So much needed to be thrown away, and sadly her clothes were not fit to go to the charity shop. I couldn't bear for nothing to be left, so snip snip snip! It's weird what grief make you do.
I've also been having a little bit of luck with my sewing machine.
Making this stocking didn't result in the usual temper tantrum!
I've had a few lucky finds in the charity shops recently.
These books are fantastic, although some of the patterns are quite frankly eye watering!
They've given me lots of ideas. That though has started to become a tiny weeny problem. I have so many ideas bubbling around inside my head, I'm not sure what to do with them. I have notebooks all over the place with ideas I have jotted down. I have to write them down or they'll be lost forever. I new idea will pop in and the old idea will pop out! There just isn't enough time.
Anyhow the GRANNY CLUSTER HEXAGON blankie idea is progressing nicely.
P has asked if it can be HUGE this time, because previous blankets have not covered him properly, and bit poke out! Well who am I to argue with that? I'm just so happy that he likes the things I make!