Sunday, 7 December 2008

"Deck the halls ........."

Well, it feels as though it’s been ages since I last posted, or had anything to post about! Christmas just seems to have got in the way – the same for most others I suppose. If I haven’t been making curtains (yuk!), I’ve either been Christmas shopping, wrapping presents or putting in extra time at work. However, I have nearly all my Christmas presents sorted now (some home-made of course:0), although I still have to write cards. As well as the home-made pressies, I’ve also been making these few Christmas decos. They turned out rather well, if I say so myself and my intelligent sister-in-law was quite taken with them this afternoon – she’s going to see if she can interest anyone in them where she works (what a lovely sister-in-law she is). I've also made the bells in a gold colour fabric, but I didn't get around to taking a photograph of that one. Despite being pleased with the decos and the presents I’ve made, I really can’t wait to get started on my next quilt – I’ve got 2 patterns, but can’t decide which one to go for. Can I work on two at the same time, or is that complete madness – now be kind!!!
I made my first batch of mince pies this afternoon too –“it’s starting to smell a lot like Christmas!!” I’ve put most of them in the freezer, otherwise they would last about 5 minutes, although of course, it was entirely necessary to test one first (OK, or two)!!! There’s nothing I love more than to get comfy on Christmas Eve when everything is done with a mince pie or three, a large glass of sweet sherry (love it) and to sit and watch my favourite Christmas film, 'Scrooge'. We could just do with a covering of snow and it would be complete! Who knows, maybe this will be the year we’ll have a White Christmas.
I hope everyone out there is nearly ready for Christmas too and starting to get in the festive spirit (the alcoholic kind of course!!) – bye for now!


Simone said...

The decorations are lovely. I wish I was as organised as you. I still have lots of things to buy and wrap and the house needs a good clear up! I could do with a mince pie right now to give me a bit of energy!

Janovi said...

Ohhhhhhh! I love those decos you made!!! So creative! Homemade presents are the best!

Jackie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Julia. I luv your chrissy decorations. Good luck in the plum pud draw.