I always feel that the festive season is pretty much over by New year’s day. That’s the last of it, after that it is time to take down the greenery and lights and get back to normal. Of course you have a few days before twelfth night to find everything. We thought we had everything.. then noticed the vase of holly, and the mistletoe, and one errant Christmas mug…
Realising I’m almost out of time, I thought I would mention some gift makes I did this year. First off, the bluey browney socks – only been on the needles for two years… Still got there in the end! and my son appreciated them.
I made some pot-grabs – no picture alas, but my first go at quilting, just squares of fabric with wadding in between, and some happy random quilting on my sewing machine – really enjoyed making those, particularly the random quilting bit! – finished the edges and made a hanging loop and they were pressed immediately into service for the making of Christmas dinner.
I spent some time editing pictures and made some calendars (with the help of an online printers!) with pictures of our trip to the Isles of Scilly, and everyone of the party got one. A happy reminder of nice times.
All good fun.