Good morning everyone - a wet, dull day but whatever - the holidays have started - yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two whole weeks off, I can hardly believe that its finally here. Im so tired from work, I have been just crawling along to make it to the end of term - but, finally -
So whilst in this deliriously happy mood, I thought I would share a few of the things I have been making as gifts for Christmas (none of these are destined for any bloggers so they are not getting sneakly previews!)
I made quite a few, they are stuffed with soothing lavender
I used running stitch instead of blanket stitch this time, and cut out the felt with pinking shears
I rather like the effect, what do you think?
Then I got my knitting needles out
and made a frilly scarf for my cousin -
The colours are much richer than they look in the photo, Im just hoping she likes it! They are lovely and warm, I have made a couple for myself as well - they are really lightweight but snuggly at the same time. Perhaps the lacey nature of the yarn traps in the heat?
Well, Im off out in a bit with DH to do a bit of shopping - nothing too stressful today. Might make my own mincemeat this evening - there is a nice recipe on the BBC food website - I replace the alcohol with orange juice and the suet for the veggie version. It is absolutely delicious and takes no time to make if you have a food processor. My daughter is making the mince pies tomorrow, whilst son makes the veggie sausage rolls. I meantime am going to be tackling a new treat, but I cant say too much at this point as if it works out well a reader of this blog might just be receiving some of them (nod nod, wink wink, say no more.........)
Have a wonderful Saturday, Helenxx