Well hello - anyone still out there?
I hope you have all had a great week. We had a quiet family time, spending part of Christmas Eve at Gatwick hugging my sister and brother-in-law as they have come over to stay at my parents for a fortnight; Christmas Day was spent all together with them, eating and sleeping. There has been copious amounts of watching good and bad TV, and yesterday's highlight was a game of 1980s Trivial Pursuit with hubby, parents, sis and b-i-l. I won.
It appears that I haven't really taken any photos of the festivities, but here are the last of the handmade makes that I had to keep under wraps until Christmas Day...
Flannel open wide pouches for the aforementioned chaps, fabric from Quilt Me Happy, updated pattern from Anna-Noodlehead. All the handmade gifts were well received, so job done, for another year.
The infamous lurgy hasn't quite left the building; the pre-Christmas trio were back on form by the 25th, t'other twin succumbed to a bad cold and then a little too much chocolate and cranberry juice for breakfast on Boxing Day. I have had a low-level cough, cold and sore throat which has been pretty much beaten into submission with ibuprofen and Strepsils, but a nagging backache is beginning to get me down, possibly the result of cornering the aisles with a heavily-laiden shopping trolley before the big day. Ho ho hum... it could have been a lot worse, so I am not really complaining!
A whole week in a tinsel, chocolate, family, non-blogging bubble has
been rather nice. I think I have looked at a sum total of 2 blog posts, signed up for Elizabeth Dackson's Lucky Stars Block Of The Month Club
and had a restrained spending spree at Pink Castle Fabrics, I may well have bought one of these as well as some of this!
So I think it is time to get back on the good ol' stitchy-bloggy wagon. Better battle through the Inbox first me thinks. See you tomorrow xxx