Today is a quiet day, just me at home alone. Quite a contrast to Christmas Day, when we had twelve for lunch, and yesterday, when we went up to Lake Canobolas at Orange for another family get together with those who couldn’t make it on Christmas day.
The best Christmas gift was cool weather and some lovely, soaking rain.
Santa was kind to everyone. My Mum heard a little birdy say that I may just like to receive this book. I’m looking forward to making something from it in the New Year.
The grand finale of present opening was my gift from Berit in Norway.
Firstly, there was the little man, who is now sitting by my teeny Christmas tree. Is he a troll? I’m not sure, but he is very cute.
The main gift was a lovely redwork table runner.
This could not have been planned better, as when I was setting up for Christmas I decided that I would have to make a Christmassy redwork runner for Grandma’s dresser that lives in my dining room. Doesn’t it look festive, but still ideal for any time of the year. The workmanship is beautiful and the length – well I’m sure Berit must have been here taking measurements, it is perfect.
There was also a tasty little treat to eat as well. So, all in all, I was extremely spoilt.
Another gift from the Northern Hemisphere was this cute Advent Calendar card from Loulee. Not having kids, this was the first Advent Calendar we’ve ever had and we had fun opening all the little windows during the month of December.
There is one other sweet gift that I haven’t shared as yet. This came from one of my friends from my little stitching group here in town.
The owl’s wings open up to reveal a needle case and pincushion. The little purse is just the right size for loyalty cards.
And……when you turn the owl over, there is a handy pocket for scissors and quick unpick (not that I would ever need one of those…Ha ha ha).
It was a very clever little gift.
So now I am looking forward to a few peaceful days at home before heading back to work after New Year’s. Mick, on the other hand, is back into it today, with long hot days each day for the next week, poor fellow.