Well December 1st came around so quickly didn't? It? And Christmas is just around the corner.
I still have presents to buy, but strangely, I'm not stressing about It this year. Usually by now I would be worrying about that, not this year.
A lot of my extra food shopping is done, I start putting bits away at the beginning of September, easier on the purse, saves all the panic buying and means I can put away things that we usually eat which might disappear from the shelves to make way for all the fancy, (and over priced), Christmas food.
All that should be left to shop for in the last few days before Christmas are the fresh things.
I put the tree up last week, It's been lovely having the lights on especially as the days have been quite dark recently, makes the house look all cosy.
I'll post a close up of some of my stitched ornaments closer to Christmas, only a couple of new ones this year though.
This morning I've changed the bedding over for Christmas too. I've only been using Christmas bedding for two or three years but I do really like it, I've got a few to choose from now, this one is new. I tried to buy It last year but everyone had sold out, I managed to find it in stock at Wayfair this year. Love the little houses.
I didn't purchase any yarn advents this year. I already have so many mini skeins and I just couldn't justify spending that much money with no plan for using the yarn. I will enjoy watching everyone else open their yarn advents though, either on blogs or through the many you tube channels I watch :-)
Something I did decide to do was cast on some Christmas socks on December 1st.
Hopefully they will be finished ready for me to wear on Christmas day.
This is the Vintage Tinsel colourway from West Yorkshire Spinners, It's knitting up so lovely and is so sparkly, not sure you can see that from the photo
It turned really cold for a few days, and we had our first frost. a couple of days it was -4°, today it's all change again and we have rain.
The garden on the whole looks pretty bleak at this time of year but I couldn't resist taking a few photos on those frosty mornings, It makes some things look so pretty.
I wonder If this poor spider was as frozen as his web!
I had hoped to finish another abandoned project last week but I didn't have a lot of crafting time, there is only a little sewing up to do on it so It should be finished by the next time I post.
Next week Is another busy one, I have various grandchildren for three days and somehow have to fit in painting a bedroom as well - No rest for the wicked 😉
See you soon