Tuesday 1 December 2015

Welcome December and Advent.......

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before its afternoon!
December is here before its June..
My goodness how the time as flewn!
How did it get so late so soon?...

Dr Seuss.

The above rhyme just about sums up how I feel at the moment the panic is setting in. It is like I have lost 2 months of time and can not catch up and chasing my tail.....

However it is all coming along nicely really.  I am sorting my stitching room so that the bed can be slept in over the Christmas period with out fabrics, pins and needles getting in the way or worse!

I have managed to do lots of Christmas shopping on line without hitting the shops so that has been a blessing as well.

Yesterday I managed to sort the sewing room into some order to be able to make up the bed in the corner and hang a stocking on the bed post so that is more positive.  But when it rains is pours my lovely sewing machine started to play up so I have boxed it up to go to the menders ( under guarantee) and got out my old one, which now seems slow and ancient so that has further scuppered my list.

I am going to be doing lots of hand stitching and piling it up ready to stitch together ( some Christmas stockings) and starting a sampler I think in my little holiday whilst I catch up on chat with my friend.

I have been asked to write a wish list for my Birthday and Christmas so I have been sorting through my threads etc to see if there are any requirements, my family and friends are used to my quirky lists by now but on the positive side it is nice to give a gift that is needed or useful.

Since I have been back from America I have not even sorted through my hand dyed shaker threads ..... yes shows you how ill I have been doesn't it!!! well today that is to be my list tick .. Plus I am going to take photos for you to see the huge pile that I have bought back with me .. grin!

Life here is turning a bit back to normal and I am getting ready the house to decorate for the festive season.  I am not putting out as much this year because we are at a friends for Christmas Day (in fact four days  in Devon) so I actually do not have to do much then but for us Christmas starts when Jo arrives and there is a get together of friends here that weekend and I would like the the lights up outside and the trees up and the stairs decorated along with fire places.... so there's another goal.

Well I must away to sort the shaker threads and I need to go into the paisley drawer .. yes ladies and gents I could be some time.... I have missed my stitching and my fabrics and threads.

Have a great day and Happy Stitching! x

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