Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas Catch Up

I always make room for the tree, but our house is too small for many other decorations. I suddenly thought that one way of making it more festive was to make seasonal cushion covers - voila, instant cheer!

I've had some Christmas fabric for twenty several years, and the tree one for about ten, and decided it was about time they were used. There are now three of each design, which can be removed after twelfth night, reverting to the Cath K type fabric underneath.

 Rosie insisted in muscling in on the act, for this one

In the garden, the weather has been fab today, after the strong winds earlier in the week. You would think it was summer, if the sun were higher

and a couple of blue tits have been showing a keen interest in the birdhouse, and look like they might be making an offer on it soon.

I hope you're all enjoying a good post-Christmas rest. xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Finally There

Hi - we've finally come to the end of four months' building work, thank goodness. I want Christmas to be memorable for all the right reasons, so am not trying do all the usual stuff, just relax and enjoy. What isn't made or bought by now, we can live without.

DD1 and her hubby are coming for a meal this evening, and DD2 will arrive later today, stopping until Boxing Day. We have a simple family meal tonight - Mr Flutterby will prepare hot pork rolls for everyone - lovely, with stuffing and apple sauce - then I'll take Mum to her Midnight Mass (sensibly timed at 9pm!) Tomorrow I'll do the turkey dinner with all the trimmings, watch the Queen at 3pm and the rest of the day, we'll put our feet up, determined to make it stress-free.

There's lot to show you, after what has been a long break, so I'll post bite-size pieces with pics, starting after Christmas Day. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful, stress-free Christmas and happy new year. xx