Greetings dearest friends & readers,
I would like to take this opportunity to wish each & every one of you the most wonderful festive season ... however you may choose to celebrate it.
I appreciate Every One that stops by to read my ramblings & the wonderful friendships I have made through my blog ... allbeit cyber ones.
I have met some truly lovely like minded people & it has made me believe there is so much good out there ... & if the internet connects us to that, then surely that can't be a bad thing!
Wednesday was a baking day in my household
I like to make my old favourite recipes each year, cellophane up little parcels, & give to friends & family members.
The recipes I use are at the bottom of this old post here
Once I put the final stitch in my very last Order last weekend, I set to work & made a stocking for Sid, my youngest grandson, who is having his very first Christmas.
I had some lovely vintage looking childrens christmas fabric which I wanted to use & found some fur for across the top - I like to make the stocking quite tactile for the littlies
In amongst my Jar of charms & oddments, I was lucky enough to find the silver letters "S i d" to stitch across the top braid
You can just see it in the photo below, along with other christmas charms.
Though it is not really showing up, the gold fabric I used for his name has little silver stars dotted over it.
Sid's stocking is now filled with his Christmas gifts & sitting under the tree ... only 3 more sleeps !!
Each month when I do my big grocery shop, I always buy an extra bag of cat biscuits & drop into our local Animal Care Shop on my way home.
I try really hard to just drop the biscuits off & not look at any stock as the Shop is also an Op Shop !
This week my willpower failed me as I spotted at the door, a box of silver oddments - all $4 each.
This little silver bucket dish above came home with me ... a rag, some Silvo & some elbow grease
... & it came out sparkling
Filled up with some dried rose buds, I LoVe it !!
My daughter in law Nicole is one Very Talented person.
Everything she creates is made to perfection with such detail.
She decided she would like some artwork for Sid's room so she set about stitching the lyrics from a song she loved
|The Song is Agostina by Pucifer|
Each individual felt letter handstitched on to calico, & then framed
As you can see .... Sid was rather delighted with his new artwork !!
Well friends it is hot & humid here today ...
Miss Pippi has found solace in a cardboard box of paper bags that arrived in todays post ...
& Blackie is outside on the cool of the deck ... leg downwards today Willie !
This will be my last post for the year so I hope you have a safe & joyous Christmas & New Year
Be kind to yourselves & to each other,
with much love & friendship to you All,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x0