Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 13


13. First Christmas card received in the post

My first card was given to me on the 3rd December from one of my dancing friends. She's obviously dreaming of a white Christmas so I've displayed it on the dining room table with silver sparkles and glass.

I may put it on the mantlepiece ...

or perhaps on the sparkly garland on the sideboard.


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 12


12. Angel

The crocheted angel tops the trees of my DD and my DS. Click here to see more or type 'crocheted angel' in the search box.

The angel is up on DD's tree and still looking pristine.


Monday, 11 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 11


11. Snowman

A few years ago I crocheted 24 snowmen to make a Christmas garland. Each one was made the same way but the hats, scarves and facial features were different.

Here they are decorating the dresser.


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 10


10. Holly and Ivy

From pictures in a book to patterns on a tablecloth holly and ivy are a symbol of winter celebrations.

Holly also grows in our front garden and ivy creeps around under the hedge.

''The holly and the ivy when they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown.'


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 9


9. Christmas Bauble

Christmas baubles do not have to be on trees. They can adorn wreaths, hung from ribbons,

be added to displays,

or placed alongside garlands.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 8


8. Sleigh

Let's have a game this Christmas.

How many words can you make from the word SLEIGH. Let me see. I have 7, any advance on 7?

leg + legs
gel + gels

Click here to find a few more.

I've never heard of half of these!


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 7


 7. Bell(s)

No bells in this picture. Earlier on this week, as part of our decorating, it was my turn to paint. As a slap it on kind of person, my painting is always done where the finish is not on show, hence I was painting the upstairs cupboard which houses the washing machine and bedding. The washing machine was taken out (no mean feat) and I stepped in along with a huge pot of paint. 
"Paint it all white", was the instruction and so I did.

Diver Dan is stuck fast to this hot water pipe so I had to paint around him.

No bells yet. Actually there were bells as I was listening to Christmas songs as I painted away.

A festive party in a cupboard. I know how to rock.