Tag Archives: Christmas

All the Trimmings QAL

I’ve started another mystery quilt-a-long…I know, I’ve enough QAL’s and SAL’s to sink a ship! There’s method in my madness though! A couple of years ago I bought a Christmas fabric layer cake on one of the facebook destash pages. … Continue reading

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I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment, finishing various projects. In the autumn I stitched a Dimensions cross-stitch kit called Believe, the stitched border was like a patchwork quilt, at the time I was mulling over how … Continue reading

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Advent Rings

For me the first Sunday in Advent heralds the beginning of Christmas, we usually have an Advent candle, when the children were little we had Advent story books and we’ve always had an Advent ring. An Advent ring has four … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

For many years I’ve decorated gingerbread houses for Christmas. It started when the children were small, I bought them flat packed from Ikea and decorated them with sweets and icing. I started making them for friends until I was decorating … Continue reading

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Christmas HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my new hand quilting project, a Christmas runner with 24 embroidered squares. The embroideries were a surprise SAL from Hugs’n’kisses before Christmas,their suggestion was to use them for an Advent calendar, we don’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Stitching

Towards the end of November I saw a mystery Christmas stitch-a-long advertised. It was a freebie by Hugs and kisses, it was only for Advent, so I wouldn’t be committing myself to a long project, and a little bit of … 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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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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Christmas at Castle Howard

We had a fabulous day yesterday at Castle Howard for our WI Christmas day out. It’s become a bit of a tradition that we visit one of the stately homes decorated for Christmas. This is the second time we’ve been … Continue reading

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Monthly Photo Challenge

It’s the first Tuesday in the month so it’s time for Wild Daffodil’s photo challenge, this month the theme is Glitz so lots of sparkle and glitter (well maybe not glitter!)…On the whole I’m not a very glitzy person, but … Continue reading

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