Category Archives: Christmas

A Round of Robins

We have a phrase here of ‘doing a round robin’, usually meaning a road trip going from A to B to C to D to get various things done. I never wondered where it came from, well I learnt yesterday … Continue reading

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December Smalls

I haven’t got round to decorating the house for Christmas yet, but I did rummage through the Christmas boxes to find all my Christmas cross-stitch smalls… It makes a nice gentle start to the decorations! Quite a few of these … Continue reading

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Quilty Hugs

I had a great day last weekend at a quilting workshop making quilts for care-leavers. The quilts are being made to give to young people leaving care at a big Christmas Dinner. Christmas Dinners is a project that was started … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving

From being very young I always tried to instill into my children the idea that handmade gifts were treasured, they always made presents for Grandparents and aunts etc, it might be a tray of mince pies, or a decorated matchbox. … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge

It’s the penultimate photo challenge today, it’s organised by Postcard from Gibraltar and today’s theme is Star… This was the first design for the Christie SAL by Faby Reilly, she often uses embroidered stars to embellish her designs. I added … Continue reading

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Gingerbread and Marzipan

A good month ago I made my Christmas cake, here in the UK a rich fruit cake is traditionally used for celebrations, be it weddings, Christenings or Christmas. I usually make an 8″ one which takes about four hours to … Continue reading

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Decorating for Christmas

Last weekend I finally got round to decorating the house for Christmas. We usually get our tree about two weeks before Christmas as it’s a real one so if we get it too early the needles drop off before the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tree Skirt

I’ve just realised I haven’t told you about my latest Minerva Make… This year I decided to make a Christmas Tree Skirt, I’ve been admiring them for a while so when Minerva Crafts asked me to make something Christmassy it … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge

These Fridays come round awfully fast, in fact I didn’t even realise I’d missed last week! This week’s theme is decoration, so lots of Christmas photos coming! This is a Faby Reilly humbug, I’ve stitched two Christmas ones, the holly … Continue reading

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Christie SAL

I’ve just finished the fourth and final Christmas cross-stitch from Faby Reilly’s Christie Stitch-a-long. It’s a beautiful design of a heart shaped wreath. The designs are all designed as Christmas cards but I chose to make them into little Christmas … Continue reading

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