I finally have some craftiness to show which is wonderful.
I finished stitching part two of the Mystery Holmsey Hare Winter Wonderland Sampler. This is available on the etsy store.
I've also finished 'finishing' my Holmsey Hymns ornaments.
Feeling brave, I got the sewing machine out. I felt a complete novice, it's been so long since I've used it. We got there in the end though. And yes, I did all the novice booboos like forget to get the ribbon the right way to hang them, and forget to make sure the fabric was the wrong way around when I sewed the little pillows up. It's a lovely feeling when it's all done though, isn't it? I felt a real sense of achievement!
I'm busy crocheting today...something I hope will be finished by tonight. Until then, I'll leave you with a photo from last weeks trip to Dublin. I asked Santa if I could visit him without my children to have a photo to put in their memory boxes. Santa was very kind and said yes. I do seem to have rosy cheeks...I suspect that is down to the two glasses of wine I'd had with lunch which probably gave me the courage to ask Santa for his good deed!
Oh and a pig. This little fellow is at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin (which is where I had the wine and a lovely Thai meal). It's quite posh so I asked first if I could take the photo. That went well but then I decided to have a conversation with him. Well, it would be rude not to wouldn't it? And only after I finished our chat did I look up and realise everyone was watching me.
Ah well....talking to a pig, even a pretend one (shhh, don't tell him he isn't real!), was interesting. He had some diverse views about the world (seeing as he only usually sees people's knees) but it was a stimulating conversation all the same!
Bless his little bacon heart!
Take care and thank you for visiting. See you again soon!