Sunday 29 November 2015

Childhood Books & Gingerbread Men, Well Man, Actually

This last week was a busy one for me, the only night I got to be in home was Friday, and then I was too shattered to do much.  I'm not one for going out so much, I'm more of a home bird, once I get back from work in the afternoon you won't usually get me out of the house again, I'ts not unknown for me to be showered and in my pj's by 4pm, lol
But it is the time to be merry and be sociable, so everyone keeps telling me, so I will make the effort.  
One of this weeks outings was to meet up with the ladies at my book club for a Christmas curry, and It was good to meet and talk about things other than our latests reads.  I'm glad I made the effort.
This Wednesday the Library are having a book club quiz night, so I shall see (most) of them again then.
Saturday was our last meeting of the year, and at this last one Rachel, (the Library attendant who runs the book club) usually wraps different books as presents and we delve into a Christmas sack to pick one.  This time however, after a discussion a few months ago about books we loved as children it was decided that we would each choose a book from our childhood as the exchange.
Initially I thought what on earth am I going to choose!, but actually when you start to look around and think about it it's not that hard, in fact I had so many to choose from in the end!  
After discarding Little Women, Heidi, Stig of The Dump and Milly Molly Mandy, to name but a few, I decided on Black Beauty.  Unfortunately I couldn't find my own copy so had to buy one from a charity shop, not the best copy, never mind.

I also made a little bookmark to wrap with it.
It was one of the younger members that chose my wrapped book.  I chose Rachels.

I'm quite looking forward to re-living a piece of my childhood in this book :-)

I forgot to share this little gingerbread man, I made him a while ago but then put it away for when Oliver put his Christmas tree up.  Jenny has bought him a little Christmas tree that he can decorate with his own things, I'll try and get a photo of it for next time, he was so excited to show me all his decorations today :-)

This was so much easier than I first thought it would be, (I downloaded a template off the internet as I'm no good at drawing), I'm quite pleased with my first hand sewing effort :-)

I think that's it for today, I have a few things on again next week so I'm off for a bath and an early night, while I can!

Have a good week all


Sunday 22 November 2015

Something to Celebrate

Congratulations to my beautiful daughter on her Graduation.

We are both so proud of you Stevie

I find it hard to get an action shot, but I thought It was good that they
threw their hat's up and actually managed to catch them again considering what a windy day it was!

Of course there had to be a selfie for Facebook!

My girls have all grown up, well they think they have, but we mothers all know that they will always be children to us, whatever their age.

I'll be back soon with a crafty related post


Monday 16 November 2015

A Couple of Ornament Finishes

Just so that I don't completely loose the will to blog, here are two ornaments that I finished off recently.

The Reindeer one is what Oliver chose himself for his tree, he calls it a stag, he seems to have a thing for stags / reindeer's at the moment, bless him.

they are of course Lizzie Kate

There is lots more going on than I have the energy to talk about at the moment, I just feel out of sorts and don't feel much like doing anything.
Mark is still plugging away at the decorating, onto the hall and stairs now, it's anyone's guess as to whether it will be finished before Christmas, I just don't have the enthusiasm for it though so it's pretty much him doing what he can in between working.

Stevie will be graduating on Wednesday so we are all off to Worcester for the day.
Hopefully that will cheer me up.