(Sorry about the rubbish photo's but I've been trying to take a photo for 2 days & couldn't be bothered to move from my armchair!!!!)
I will try again but next time I'll use a bigger crochet hook.......
Can you see the little lantern??? .. It looked so cozy on my mantle piece last night... also some soap which smelt good.... and some chocolate....sorry all gone now!!!
And last but not least some lavender cushions..... I've made so many lavender bags for gifts that I ran out of lavender to make one for me so I'm very pleased with this gift.
More gifts coming soon.........
Happy boxing day......
My giveaway gift from Vanessa at Just Original .... I won this box of goodies for doing 'Jamie Oliver's pass it on'....... remember???? I made the mackerel pate. Anyway I know that Vanessa's taken a break from blogging until the new year so I had forgotten about the giveaway. Look at all the things in the box......... I'm saving them until 'the big day' as this now doubles my presents!! I also have my swap gift that I haven't opened.... aren't I good!!! I was planning on opening that on Sunday but the day ran away..... I know it was the shortest day but that was just damn silly!!
I had to work early today (up since 5am!) but I did get home just after 5pm which was very nice.For the last few days I've been thinking about my late nan, at Christmas she used to make us all sausage rolls..... we used to laugh about how many she made. The pastry was a little heavy during her last few years but I always loved them. This is the 2nd Christmas without her & I would now give anything for one of Nanny M's sausages rolls........... so today I had a thought....if I can't have a Nanny M's I'll have a Josie-Mary's!!! And here they are.........
They taste damn fine.... hot straight from the oven.....mmmmmmmmm.......
I made some to take to work with me tomorrow along with the mince pies I made on Sunday. The rest I will have at tea time on Christmas day with some homemade pickled onions...... may be I'm turning into my nan!!!!!
I found this really hard to do...... not the 7 favourite food bit!! - hope it doesn't make me sound too sad!!!
Start my own knitting business
Buy a house7 things I do now
....because she is real to me, I agree Mel I talk more to you then any of my friends I work with etc.
...because she is real, I know I've met her!!
...because I always look forward to reading her post
....because she was the first person to leave me a comment
...because she helped me cook
...because I love her crochet patterns
Help!!!! I'm running out of ideas!! There's not that many people I speak to day to day so I'm not sure if they're real!!! Think I'm going to cheat & just have 6 people. Enjoy your award you're all brilliant!!!!
Thought I'd share my lovely new clock with you all, it has a timer on the bottom. I found one years ago in a shop in Totnes for £20..... when we returned to buy it for my birthday they had sold out....... you'll never guess where I got this from....
Lidl...... can you believe it, £4.99!!! They went on sale on Monday so I was there at 8am to get one...not sure if they would've sold out but I couldn't risk it. I'm lucky that I live across the road so I can always get a bargain.
I also got this.....
I've never had a Christmas cacti before so I'm not sure how to care for it & I didn't know they last for ages. It's on the window sill in the living room...... it was really sunny this morning & when I returned from Tesco's it was all across the floor.......naughty Nanny had been laying in the sun & knocked it off....
This is what he does when he has the devil in him...... can you believe he's 14, he acts like a kitten.
Hope some of you got the chance to watch the service this morning on TV. I must admit I did shed a tear. Harry Patch is amazing, has anyone read his book??? I would've love to have gone there to see them, it may never happen again.
I've been so bad this week, I had the prefect chance to make all my gifts & I've done nothing!
And no they don't use the basket....sometimes they look at it!!!
I'll get back to my crocheting now & try to keep the cats in away from those noisy fireworks..