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December 19th, 2015 - Helen's journal and online home — LiveJournal
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
Just had a stressful morning writing Christmas cards at top speed. I'd sort of forgotten that today was Saturday and the last post goes at midday and not at 5:30 in the evening. If they didn't get posted today, they wouldn't go until Monday evening and no one would get them before Christmas. I did make it with 15 minutes to spare, so now all I have to do is sort out what we need for our pre-Christmas break in London. I brought the suitcase in from the garage during a brief dry spell and we've got our fingers crossed that the rain that is forecast won't cause flooding and disrupt our journey.

Current Mood: slightly less stressed now

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heleninwales
I started making three of these colourful Christmas stockings to hold small additional gifts for the grandchildren. When the first white one was nearly finished and the other two were about half done, I realised that they were coming out a lot larger than I expected.

Large & small Christmas stockings

Fortunately it wasn’t difficult to modify the pattern to make smaller versions which came out just the right size for some chocolate “gold” coins, a Kinder Santa and a small toy or other small packet of sweets.

Small Christmas stockings

The red and blue stockings have been posted off to the grandchildren and I will keep the big one to put some chocolates in as a present to myself and G. :)

In the New Year I will frog (ie unravel) the other two part done white stockings and reuse the yarn, probably as tea cosies, of which I could do with a couple more.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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heleninwales
51/52 for the group 2015 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's topic was: X is for X

I will be adding one of these to our beef curry tonight. :)

OXO Cubes

A bit of a desperation shot, I'm afraid. I've been trying to keep an eye out for interesting X's all week but failed to spot any. So it was a case of "What do I have in the house that incorporates an X?"


And in other news... Floods permitting, we are off to London tomorrow for a few days. I expect it will be much drier there and I'm looking forward to a short break from the incessant rain. Everywhere is just saturated.

Current Mood: busy busy

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