The 'Not the Quilt Police' quilt is definitely giving me a headache. The wires in my head seem to be kinda crossed, on Friday it seemed that every other block I cut was the wrong way. So for the time being it has been put away, not out of sight tho. But Christmas Goodies need to be made.
Yesterday The Scot and I went shopping. During November I think they must cut down forest upon forest to account for the number of catalogues we receive. I usually flick through as I collect them from the Mail Box and bin the ones I am not interested then peruse the others. Ummmm lots of Christmas Goodies so I convinced The Scot we needed to take a look at a new barn like Specials shop.
Lots of junk as usual but if you looked carefully some interesting buys.
very moderately priced at $7. They did have some gorgeous BIG baubles which I wanted for the Patio but The Scot frowned and growled. But I think I will take a trip there again to get some. Note to self DON'T TAKE SCOT if you want to buy Christmas Goodies just buy and decorate.
Today I have to sort fabrics for above mentioned Goodies ..... then this week the windows must get cleaned because Saturday week the Decorations have to be put up.
Now I should explain here. Christmas is just the two of us. Remember the kids all live too far to travel, although they do phone on the day which is nice.
We don't have parties or family or visitors. So who gets to enjoy the Decorations.
- The Scot - and one year I chucked a hissy and didn't put any decorations up. He was so miserable that on Christmas Eve I frantically decorated the tree and hung the lights.
- You my good cyberfriends - because I wont let you get away without photos of every room and every decoration via my blog.
- My good self who has such wonderful memories of Christmas Past.
But just because no one sees doesn't mean I can't 'DO' Christmas now does it.
Now you have to promise me you won't laugh at the following photos - remember you may have some tucked away almost as
This is Christmas Morning 1966 .. Our First Christmas in Aus.
Decorations have always been part of my Christmas
Also the Tree. no comment necessary.
This is our 1st Christmas Dinner in Australia. We thought EVERYONE went to the beach for dinner .. haha soon learnt different.
Then the kids came along and Christmas took on a whole new meaning. Like all young families money was rather tight, so the weeks before Christmas were spent ransacking the shops for the best buys. And do you remember paper chains
oh how I hate paper chains that the kids so lovingly made and hung.
A candle left burning so that Santa would know we were home, a glass of sherry and cookies - usually devoured by The Scot.
These were the early Christmas Times of family life until .......................
The Scot saw a Camper van on special
and then ................. it was four weeks holiday, never knowing where. But as I assured the kids ...Santa would always find us - and he did.
but now its just