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Father Christmas, Christmas Tree and Knitting 

I just love the expression on the face of the Father Christmas on the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree in the lovely Primary School where we sing on Monday evenings.


I have, at last, finished off all the little cardigans I have been making for our expected Grand baby twins. Knitting takes no time at all but sewing all the pieces together, sewing in all the ends and sewing on all the very special buttons takes for ever. For those new readers who don’t know about the buttons – my Grandfather was a button salesman and I have inherited several cards of beautiful mother-of-pearl buttons which I have used on all the baby clothes I have made for all our Grandchildren so they wear buttons that once belonged to their Great Great Grandfather and I just love that!

There are new born, three months and six months sizes and some some hats here, and there are Sallyboots still being made. 

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in art, Beauty, Christmas, knitting

 

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Letter to Father Christmas, Baking and Chocolate Pennies

1   Clearing out Mum’s desk for the polishing the other day, I found this letter destined for Father Christmas circa 1982. I can’t imagine why it wasn’t burnt with the others so that the message could go up in smoke to Father Christmas. Like my parents before us, we always added a bit of salt to the folded letter to ensure it burned with a blue flame. Then it would come true!

Letter to Father Christmas c1982

Letter to Father Christmas c1982

2    Sausage rolls always disappear fast once the family arrive. This is the first batch – more tomorrow.

First batch of sausage rolls

First batch of sausage rolls

3    We all love the chocolate pennies which appear at Christmas.

Tangerines and golden pennies

Tangerines and golden pennies

The first four of the family are arriving tomorrow. If I don’t manage to blog over the next few days, I hope you all have a Happy and a Peaceful Christmas.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in baking, family, Food, photography, postaday2012

 

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Father Christmas, Here, There and Everywhere

1   More getting ready for Christmas, Father Christmases all the way up the stairs  – but they won’t stay there long once the Grand-babies arrive! They’ll collect them up and take them to their room.

Father Christmases all the way up the stairs

Father Christmases all the way up the stairs

2   I found this delightful mat in Truro a few weeks ago. It is supposed to be a bath mat but it’s in the children’s room.

Father Christmas mat

Father Christmas mat

3   There is a Father Christmas in the bathroom. He’s a hand flannel and J loves him.

Father Christmas hand flannel

Father Christmas hand flannel

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Children, Grandchildren, postaday2012, sewing

 

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Garden Sculpture, Birthday Lunch and Carol Singing

1  The hare in our garden looked suitably unimpressed with the frosty start to this morning.

Garden Sculpture

Garden Sculpture

2  Enjoying a Birthday lunch with a good friend we noticed a horse-drawn wedding carriage draw up at the beach.

Horse-drawn Wedding carriage

Horse-drawn Wedding carriage

On the trailer ready to be taken home

3   People from all of Claire’s choirs turned up to sing at the Christmas Parade in Redruth tonight. We sang after the parade as the children queued to see Father Christmas, who, I was very pleased to see, was wearing a green outfit which was what he wore in Tudor and Victorian times before Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863) wrote ‘Twas the night before Christmas!

 

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