Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is here and Christmas Day is done for another year. The lead up to Christmas is always busy but Kimberley and I found enough time on Christmas Eve to make our new annual Gingerbread House. You may remember that this was a tradition we decided to start last year... lets see how long we can continue! This year we have made a modification, 'stained glass windows', when it gets dark we light a small tea light that we have placed inside the house and the windows glow just like stained glass.

Some of the spoils this year included a new outdoor setting from the kids to replace our old 'Darby and Joan' two seater, just perfect for enjoying the amazing weather we are experiencing here in Melbourne this week. These gorgeous tea cups (or buckets as we have fondly named them) were a gift from London earlier this year. They have lovely large saucers too, the perfect size for homemade mince pies and biscuits.

And how about this little darling! This is William and he is about 8 weeks old. Mark and Jayne are fostering him and his four brothers and sisters until they are big enough to find new homes. Now I'm not a big fan of kittens, but this little puss is adorable. He had played with the paper and ribbon till he was tuckered out and promptly fell asleep where he was, so cute!

And what am I going to do today? Well it is well into the afternoon now, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has started, the Boxing Day test is on and I think I will start playing with these yummy fabrics. There is a new set of templates to test and a new block of the month to start..... but the cricket score is Sri Lanka all out for 156 and Australia starting to bat! Will I stitch or will I just keep watching the game.....

It is back to work tomorrow as the shop will be open from 10am till 3pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, then back to normal trading hours from Wednesday next week (2nd January).

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break with your family and friends.  

Happy Christmas and best wishes to you all,

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas. I luv your new tradtion about the gingerbread house - it looks great!!! and how cute was the little puss!!!! Did you get any stitching done?? Helen F