I think the last few weeks has been the longest I’ve gone in absolutely ages without updating a blog of some description at all. Very, very Happy New Year to everyone, and I hope your Christmases were all you wished for, and more! I have had an absolutely amazing holiday this year…I’ll start from the beginning!
I’ve been in Devon for a couple of weeks, visiting my parents. I’ve been all over the place — mainly to craft shops, for example in Tavistock, to ‘wow’ over buttons, piles of yarn, embroidery fabrics and, edible soaps!
The last few days before Christmas saw me frantically knitting well into the night — Christmas Eve found me in bed at 3 am (so really, it was already Christmas Day…Santa had well and truly come and gone) just starting the last thing, a handwarmer for Wonder-Mum. My last-minute items were the hand-warmers, as well as a pin cushion for Super-Granny. These were both unplanned – Wonder-Mum was supposed to be getting leg-warmers, but I ran out of yarn well before Christmas and just didn’t get a chance to finish them. Super-Granny got a set of carpet-makers, but I decided to make something as well, as she is very crafty and would appreciate it, I thought.
The day itself was amazing. I got the best books, including “100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet” by Lesley Stanfield, “Homemade Gifts Vintage Style” by Sarah Moore, and “Simply Wonderwoman” by Joanna Gosling. These have all revolutionised my life, and I recommend you go and get them now! (Especially as Amazon has a massive sale on at the moment!!) My dad made roast beef, and I did the brussel sprouts using a Morrisons recipe (basically, just roast them with a handful of pecan nuts, and drizzle over with honey).
We played a lot of Canasta, and spent ages going over the rules and messing around. I also got some rather ambitious plans in place about cross-stitching…watch this space!