Sunday, 24 December 2017

Ready For Christmas!

It's a bold statement to make ... But ... I think I'm ready for Christmas! :0) All of the gifties that needed to be mailed have arrived safely at their destinations (something one can't always rely on!), the Christmas cooking has all been done, all gifties have been wrapped & put under the tree & all gifties to be made have been made ... I've even finished a few projects that weren't originally on the "To Do" list. Now I find myself wondering ... Am I super efficient this year ... Or ... Have I forgotten something! :0)

I'm really hoping it's the first! Tee! Hee! Hee! Some of the extra projects to come hot off the sewing machine included some birthday gifties for my Dad's cousin's wife (that sounds rather more complicated than it feels!) who had my folks & I over for an early Christmas catch up dinner last night on what we found out was her birthday eve. Knowing one of her fave colours is purple was my starting point for ...


... A purple set of kitchen helpers ... Two pot holders/hot mats & a purple-trimmed hanging hand towel. They matched her purple kettle & toaster perfectly. :0)

And since I had a few odd bits & bobs collected up for my folks for Christmas, I decided to save the environment & my sanity all in one move & make a couple of Santa sacks to pop everything in. (I hate wrapping parcels! I used to enjoy it but now avoid it whenever possible ... Gift bags are my wrapping friends! :0) )


The aqua Santa sacks are mine & GB's (had trouble closing GB's when I'd finished! I may have got a little carried away! Tee! Hee! Hee!) The apple green sacks are for Mum & Dad, along with a bigger gift each that didn't fit in the sacks. Christmas is neatly under the tree now! :0)

And speaking of Christmas gifties ... Santa came a little early for me on Friday night at our last Sit n Sew for the year. I fell in love with a particularly pretty layer cake & after consulting via text with the Juggler Of The Budget, it came home with me ...


It's "Guernsey" designed for Moda by Brenda Riddle Designs & features all the lovely soft & pretty cottage/shabby chic colours that make my heart go pity-pat. I'm going to make something just for me & think I'm going to leave the 10" squares whole to show off the pretty fabrics. It's my Christmas giftie to myself. :0)

But right now I think I'm going to put my feet up with an icy cold drink (it's 31 degrees & this summer chook is happy!) & a book on my iPad to enjoy a quiet Christmas Eve. Later we might watch our favourite Christmas movie & help Bruce Willis defeat the baddies ... Yes ... My favourite Christmas movie is "Die Hard"! :0) I hope you're enjoying your Christmas Eve ... I'm popping back in here tonight with a Christmas message so stay tuned. :0) Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS


 


 


 

3 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love those pretty santa sacks Kris. Hope you are super efficient lol! Have a wonderful Christmas x

sunny said...

Merry Christmas! It's nice to hear that someone is all prepared and has time to sit and enjoy and relax. I LOVE anything Brenda Riddle. You've chosen a beautiful gift for yourself - enjoy!!

Sharmayne said...

Love the idea of the bags and looks like you have Christmas all wrapped - enjoy my friend!

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