Monday, 16 December 2013

Running out of time

I'm normally quite quick off the mark in getting Christmas decorations out, but this year I seem to have dragged my heels and it was only yesterday that I made a start by decorating the tree.

Christmas tree decorations hold so many memories:  

From my childhood

The girls' favourite decorations when they were little 

Making our angel for the top of the tree

Crafts coming home from playschool (always the best!)

A present from one of the girls' teachers at their primary school, for helping with reading (something that I loved doing)

We've collected quite a few baubles and decorations over the years

Some of which are a little unconventional, but I like shoes! 

But they all go on

The bad light and gloomy weather seem to make everything look dull, but my tree does look alot brighter in real life!  And my little angel girlie is happy

By the weekend my girls will be home from uni and I can't wait, by then it will be Christmas decorations a go-go!

Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.

Jane xx

Friday, 6 December 2013

WIP fest

I just can't help it and I know I’m not alone – I start something, then something else, then something else …

So, I’m currently working on:

Christmas cables and wavy lines

Knitted/crocheted squares in lots of blues

Little circles

Bluey-greeney grannies

And more grannies, which will be a blanket …

… for Mr. Ziggy, the king of snooze ...

... to go with his mousemat …

... for an extra cozy kip.

 Then there is my first attempt at hexies

When will they all be finished?  Who knows, I've got cross stitch WIPs in the cupboard that have been there for years!  But now that the above projects have been 'outed', I feel that I've committed myself to finishing them.

The wavy lines are also a first attempt and for this I followed instructions by the brilliant Lucy at Attic 24. The pattern for the mousemat (which is actually finished) is from Pet Heaven: The Animal Accessory Bible by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne and it's worth a look if you like to pamper your pets, there are some great knits in there. 

Hope all is well out there.  Have a good weekend.

Jane x