Monday 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas



Thank you for visiting my blog this year and for all your wonderful comments.

Sunday 24 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 24


24. The Night Before Christmas

If FC doesn't turn up then I'll have a go at drinking it. Have a wonderful day tomorrow however you may spend it.


      Saturday 23 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 23


      23. Nativity

      We're getting close and the shepherds and kings are on their way. This Nativity set looks as though it has been carved out of ice. It adorned the kitchen window last Christmas.

      This box was given to me by a good friend who pasted a picture of the Nativity on the lid. It's kept in my dressing table top drawer and holds little badges.


      Friday 22 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 22


      22. Father Christmas

      He puts in an appearance over the festive season, spreading joy to children and adults too.

      I think mine's been drinking too much wine - he looks decidedly tipsy.


      Thursday 21 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 21


      21. Winter

      Snow falls in winter and here is a picture of plants and trees in our front garden covered in flakes.

      All is quiet when snow falls and if it falls overnight what a magical sight awaits in the morning.


      Wednesday 20 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 20

      20. Wrapped present(s)

      This present is wrapped up with sparkly material and decorated with tassels and Christmas trimmings. The material can be used over and over again.


      Tuesday 19 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 19


      19. Stocking or Christmas Sack/Bag

      The stockings were made for another Advent garland - 24 in all and each was filled with a tiny present.


      Monday 18 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 18


      18. Mistletoe

      It's in there somewhere. Look closely. Give up? It's in the middle of the doorway. Not real but shaped like mistletoe even though it's plastic. I've yet to be kissed in this doorway. I live in hope!


      Sunday 17 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 17

      17. Christmas wrapping paper

      Forget the paper - go for fabric reusable bags instead. This one is made from an old shiny top.

      Just place a present inside - no sticky tape to be seen or wrestled with. (I can never find the end.)


      Saturday 16 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 16


      16. Tree after dressed

      Yes it did fit but it's definitely 'big'.

      It takes up nearly all of the window space in the bay.

      DD helped decorate this monster. I love the smell of a real tree.


      Friday 15 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 15


      15. Tree before dressed

      Our ceilings are high and so we like a fairly big tree. And so down to the local greengrocer to order one.

      It's looking fairly large. I hope it fits. DH is not too happy as he has to fabricate a base to fit the 'enormous tree trunk'. Oh dear.


      Thursday 14 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 14


      14. Christmas crackers

      Silly hat

      One must always have on a silly hat on when eating Christmas Dinner. This ritual is a must.


      1. Why was the turkey in the pop group?
      Because the was the only one with drumsticks.

      2. What do snowmen wear on their heads?
      An ice cap.

      3. Why was the snowman looking through the carrots?
      He was picking his nose.

      4. What did Adam say the day before Christmas?
      "It's Christmas, Eve."

      5. What does Santa do with fat elves?
      He sends them to an Elf Farm.

      6. What happened to Santa when he went speed dating?
      He pulled a cracker.

      7. What did Cinderella say when her photos didn't arrive on time?
      One day my prints will come.

      8. What's a dog's favourite carol?
      Bark, the Herald Angels Sing.

      9. What do snowmen have for breakfast?

      10. What is Santa's favourite pizza?
      One that's deep-pan, crisp and even.


      Sometimes the snapper doesn't work and no bang is heard. Most times it does and everybody goes OOOH!

      Awful present

      Can you remember the present you received from last year's cracker?  What would you like to find in your Christmas cracker?


      Wednesday 13 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 13


      13. First Christmas card received in the post

      My first card was given to me on the 3rd December from one of my dancing friends. She's obviously dreaming of a white Christmas so I've displayed it on the dining room table with silver sparkles and glass.

      I may put it on the mantlepiece ...

      or perhaps on the sparkly garland on the sideboard.


      Tuesday 12 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 12


      12. Angel

      The crocheted angel tops the trees of my DD and my DS. Click here to see more or type 'crocheted angel' in the search box.

      The angel is up on DD's tree and still looking pristine.


      Monday 11 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 11


      11. Snowman

      A few years ago I crocheted 24 snowmen to make a Christmas garland. Each one was made the same way but the hats, scarves and facial features were different.

      Here they are decorating the dresser.


      Sunday 10 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 10


      10. Holly and Ivy

      From pictures in a book to patterns on a tablecloth holly and ivy are a symbol of winter celebrations.

      Holly also grows in our front garden and ivy creeps around under the hedge.

      ''The holly and the ivy when they are both full grown,
      Of all the trees that are in the wood
      The holly bears the crown.'


      Saturday 9 December 2017

      Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 9


      9. Christmas Bauble

      Christmas baubles do not have to be on trees. They can adorn wreaths, hung from ribbons,

      be added to displays,

      or placed alongside garlands.