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Almost… December 20, 2011

Filed under: Christmas,Crochet,Family — vintagehomespun @ 4:30 pm
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I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! It seemed like there were weeks to go and now… it’s the 20th already!

Our tree is up, cards posted, gifts being wrapped, and plenty of mad last minute crafting going on!

I only have 9 colour changes remaining on my ripple blanket and I’m determined to finish it, and even have all the ends sewn in. Hence, not much time for posting but hopefully photos and a ta-dah when it’s done!

To all of you who read my posts and leave your lovely comments I wish a very merry Christmas, a peaceful and happy holiday, a time of blessings and good wishes, and hopefully we can have a catch-up before the New Year begins.

Love and Christmas wishes xxx



Tuesday’sTallies 10 – It’s Beginning To Feel A Bit Like… December 7, 2011

Filed under: Christmas,Crochet,Family,One a Day,Tuesday Tallies — vintagehomespun @ 1:07 pm

And so we’re into December and it’s time to get on with all those crafting projects that we must finish!! Usually I find deadlines quite difficult and tend to be a bit more ‘go with the flow’ but not in December! So as the big deadline approaches I’m trying to break it down into smaller, more manageable proportions!!

I’ve been helped with this by my parents paying us their annual festive visit a bit earlier this year. They travel from Northumberland down to Cornwall to see us all and deliver their gifts, taking our gifts for all the family back with them. This meant I had to finish both gaiters for my Grandmamas. I’d also decided to make pins to fasten them with so it was time for me to go into overdrive. And late last night I finally sat amidst the wrapping paper with both completed – yippee!


A gaiter for Grandma with anemone pin

A gaiter for Gran with Christmas rose pin


So that’s the first deadline met. My parents left this morning with all parcels packed in the boot of their car – phew!

The next deadline approaching will be to complete the mini stockings to post off to my nieces later this week, with Lindt Santas tucked neatly inside. Then there will be the one remaining washcloth, and I’m contemplating a knitted tie for my husband – any thoughts on patterns anyone? And I should have my garland assembled and hanging this weekend after we’ve collected the tree!

Unfortunately my ripple is feeling sadly neglected but with a couple of quiet evenings ahead I should hopefully be able to catch up once again.

It’s definitely beginning to feel a bit like Christmas…


It's beginning to feel a bit like...


It’s Wednesday now – I wanted to wait and add photos before posting! I’m off now to Gingerbread Girl’s blog to check out all you other one-a-dayers and see how everyone else is coping with the demands of the season.

Have a great week xx


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