Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Post Christmas and still zzzzzing

Still wiped out - been asleep all day today ..................

Anyway can post pics of presents I sent to my parents ( seeing as they have now opened their presents)

These to remind my Father of his sailing days
I hand quilted and embroidered the grasses in the foreground on the panels - to add dimension
  - well these were returned as 'they dont match' anything ...

Mother's floral cusion - hand quilted and beaded
This illicited no comments whatsoever - but was not returned

Snow mostly gone - but more froecast tomorrow - but still been bitterly cold brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Wood burner in great use all day as are throws over legs to keep warm
Not much else to report as been asleep most of day zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz be glad when return to some semblance of normality!

Saturday, 25 December 2010


Well its the small hours of Christmas Morn ...............not a creature is stirring - not even a mouse .............. and that includes me!!
Sitting here wiped out on sofa having been zzzzzzing all evening
Decorations are not done and not a card sent to anyone (so if anyone thinks I have left them off my list and sulking they ahve been forgotten - its nothing personal no-one has received a card) and I don't even have to try and cook tomorrow!! YEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAA
Had a last minute invite to friends for the festive feasting so Christmas Day night we set off bearing gifts and vino and whatever else I can think of. But such a lifesaver as been really out of it these past weeks with the ME - hurrumph Everyone keeps telling how grey n grim I look :-( and that I need REST! Yes well .............. I will I do when I melt down ahve no choice!

Think most presents are wrapped - such as they are - pretty short shrift for everyone this year - if I hadnt bought you that special something during the year - sorry but your out of luck this year.

I remember years ago I used to go with my good friend Sandy out Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve .................. and we would come home laden with goodies for everyone and had such fun at the same time .............  I am sure her house is busy this evening as she readies for all her children and grandchildren ( 5 + partners + 25 Grand-children) - she needs catering service!
And here I am with just the two of us and can not cope!! How sad is that!
I just keep falling asleep and can not fight it off ................. then awake at odd hours and legs keep going out from under me being all weak n wobbly - like a poorly set jelly

Anyway DH manged to take me to supermarket this afternoon - and managed to buy some real food (having bought cakes/mince pies etc earlier inthe month) - he is such an angel putting up with my frustrations!

Son will be busy getting ready for Christmas with his finacee and her children in Wakefield and daughter in Northampton settling in there - they both moved the same time last weekend in all that terrible snow and ice and blizzards - was horrific for them!! Anyway hope they have unpacked and manged to get festive and get provisions in all this snow

Well about time I put out the mincepie for Santa with a wee dram plus a carrot for Rudolf and his pals .................... as I hear pitter pattering of feet ...................... lets hope Santa is good to all of you!!

Merry Christmas to ALL and to All a Goodnight!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Snowmen in Kirton .....................

Snowmen in Kirton - the lads were busy till 4am building snowmen in the bus shelter on The Village Green ......
They were complaining that the snow was not as good as last year!  But seems they did a great job again and totally diffferent 'family' to last year - a real thumbs up!! Well done lads!!  Even at 0600 the early birds wlaking dogs etc were busy taking photographs - I think we are so used to seeing snowfamilies now that everyone looks for them first thing!

Are they not great!!??

While they were busy I decided I had to make a start on Christmas decorations - having been away and ill so much these past weeks - so started on the windows - this is progress so far .............

Sitting Room - one of the three windows in progress
This is all brass ornaments

The side window - not finished yet - still to add the stained glass ornaments of 12 days Christmas
This window is for the children as it faces the road - so they can easily see everything - all childrens things - teddy bears, stockings, ships, carousel animals etc

The Bay Window - A White Stars and Snowflakes Theme
A sort of snow mountain and a frozen pond to the side all with all kinds silver and white snowflakes and icicles with my new starry lights - you can see the snow outside! Will do a pic from the outside

Looking down at part of the window - have 3 kinds white fabric - to give effect of snow and grouped ornaments together - birds, snowmen, houses etc Have to check it looks ok from the outside

The Hall Window with a CAT theme - just for Sonja!
All stained glass - big cats and cat faces (tabby and marmalade cats) with period style pressed and printed cardboard cats in Victorian costumes

Now to do my funky Modern Christmas Trees - and do upstairs windows - they are easy just simple lights and stars
So another days work - plus of course the clearing up!!

Then cards and wrapping presents - can not see me going out shopping in this weather!