The house has been organised chaos the last few days - I was feeling as if I hadn't made as much progress as I anticipated and as the snow came down last Friday I came down with the dreaded sore throat and cold. So work was posponed until Monday which then puts everything out. But never mind I am back on track now.
I have to thank Jackie at Button Tree Crafts for cheering me up no end on Saturday. I was feeling drippy nosey and miserable, when the Postman delivered a parcel for little old me!
My name had been one of the ones picked out to win a birthday present for Jackies one year bloggy birthday!!
It was wrapped up in Rudolf paper with tiny bells on - how jolly! and inside was :-
A very festive teatowel and a stawberry jam jotter which I looooovvvee and some chocolate which was very welcome - so a BIG Thank You Jackie a lovely surprise!
Today my daughter and I ventured over the Downs to Brighton for last minute bits for Christmas
it was stunning and peaceful on top of the Downs and the sky so blue.
the seafront wasn't too busy
the pier wasn't busy
the sea was empty
in the shops
nightmare before christmas!!
enough said about that!
Before I go and carry on with the Christmas preps - quick update - the Cot Blanket is FiNiSheD!!!! it is just drying after being blocked, so I will show you photos after Christmas - needless to say I am really pleased to have finished it and I am pleased with the results!
I have also been starting the process of royal icing my mums birthday cake hmm can't say it was easy to get the icing dead smooth on top - has taken me three goes but I am now quite happy with it and I am hoping to start the decorative icing sometime tomorrow. Earlier this evening I made pink roses to go in the centre of the cake
Just hope I can pull the whole lot together without it looking too much of a mess!!!
Will let you know in the New Year.
Speaking of which - I will sign off now and speak to you all in 2010 - may I just wish all of you around the world a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year. Here is to continued blogland friendship for 2010, the last three months have been a pleasure.
Speak soon xx