Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Summer and Winter...

My Secret Santa Christmas Swap parcel has arrived over at Ulla's house safely and she has been able to open the decorations I made. ( The pattern is Mini Merry Stockings from The Birdhouse)
Here's the photo I took before I sent them - hanging on a bright green tree in my garden. Very Summery!
 And I borrowed this photo from Ulla's blog showing them hanging in a very different tree. Having only seen snow four times in my life I can only imagine what it would be like to have Christmas in Winter.
Tahks you Ulla for putting this on your blog - I have just loved seeing it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stitching by the pool...

For the next week (and maybe more) I will be spending two hours a day at the pool with Colly doing some swimming training.

I've picked a project to work on - it's actually one I was working on waiting at piano lessons. I wonder how far I will progress this week?

I am also trying blogging from my phone. I am not sure how the picture placement will work out. But anything is worth trying.

Edited to add the name of the design. It is Rosalie Quinlan's Christmas Treasures Wreath.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


My parcel has arrived from a faraway place but there is no place to put it yet as we haven't done any Christmas decorating yet. The school holidays have just started so I am sure something will happen in the next few days. But until then I will just have to keep my parcel safe.

And here is my ornament which I was allowed to open. As there is no tree yet I went to the garden to photograph it. We've had a bit of rain lately so there are some raindrops in the photo. Isn't it pretty? I can't wait to put it on my tree with the ornaments from past years.