A very fast post today. Life is becoming more hetic – why is that a surprise – and I am barely keeping my head above water. Thank goodness I have a lot of lists of what to do and when to do it. If I loose them, then nothing will get done.
Thank you for the comments that have been made on my previous post. It was soooo hard to find something that you all liked….lol. Seriously I am pleased that so many have enjoyed and found comfort from my efforts. It’s always nice to know that you are among friends.
Here are some photos of recent events and projects…..
These are the Christmas stockings that I was working on. I’m sorry the photo isn’t a better one, I tried for a close up and it just wasn’t going to work. Basically they are the same Long John Stocking pattern I had been using. I crazy patched them, then sticking with just two colours just did seam treatments. Actually they were a great way to experiement with different stitches in a limited colour palette. They are hanging from my dining chair, which of course doesn’t have any knobs on them to hang stockings from, so I had to create some ties so they can be tied on instead. They are hidden away and filled with goodies for the Children and Ashley. I was tempted to buy a few goodies for me – mainly in the form of patchwork books – but thought I should be good. Mind you there are still a few shopping days until Christmas….
James – ripping open his gift from Santa at the recent Preschool Breakup. They didn’t do the Nativity Play, just sang a few songs which was nice. What was better was that the children dressed up as characters from the Songs and James was Joseph for “Away in a Manger”. Not quite what I was hoping for, but still good. We have been busy borrowing Christmas books from the Library and reading the Nativity story – lots!!! It is James’s favorite.
Woodhenge – finally mulched properly. Not the stunning blue pot – can you tell I’m biased….lol. This was the one I got when that local nursery closed down. Definately a feature in the garden. The gap in the trees is where the drive meets the road that runs past our place.
This is the new garden bed that has been created around the “Blue Ice” conifer. It is very definately eye shaped and will be filled with silver plants and red roses. I was going to have a “hedge” of climbing red roses along the back curve, but am now leaning to a box hedge instead – ever green and very fast growing which will give us more privacy, the neighbours wood shed looks directly into our yard.