Saturday, 28 December 2013

Time to Relax!

We actually had two Christmas Days this year. As half of the family were going to be away over the Christmas holiday period,  we had one on the Saturday before. Trying to decide what to cook so that we didn't double up was a bit of a challenge but we managed to get it right.

 One was outside on the patio, noisy with presents, food and games.

and one was quieter with talking, food and movie watching. We sure did miss those kids !

But with formalities now over and as I read other blogs I notice that we all seem to cook way too much ! There is a bright side though,  there's not much to do now except relax for the next few days! Anyone who is hungry is promptly directed to the fridge. LOL !
How I enjoy this time following Christmas..... no work and no cooking . . . . . this leaves plenty of me time.

I have decided to get a new diary this year instead of buying refills and as it has a vinyl cover (in green) I wanted to make something nice to cover it. Something pretty with a stitchery on the front.
Did one stitchery but didn't pick the fabric first and now I can't find anything suitable to use so I have started a new one. This time I picked the fabric first !

Number 2 using Cottage Garden variegated threads. Like this one much better.

It's off for a drive to Ingham soon, visiting old friends and places. Seems to be the time of year for reminiscing !


  1. I agree! Coming from a big Italian family, I KNOW we do too much cooking! Lol.. And yet we wouldn't have it any other way! But I'm with you. The days following the holidays are a dream.. All signs point to the fridge where you'll find the food and the kitchen cabinets where you'll find the plates and utensils.. Until New Year's Eve anyway.. :) Happy New Year!

  2. what fun you all had and i agree i miss the kiddies when they go to,thankyou for sharing your lovely day heather.xx

  3. Thank you for sharing your Christmas Day. I love to see how others spend this special day with loved ones. Love the Diary cover that you are working on!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  4. Love the slow down times. :) and I dont know about you but I am loving this weather!!

  5. Christmas is certainly fun with little ones but your quieter one sounded lovely too. I also enjoy that quiet 'after' festivities time too. Love your pretty stitching.

  6. Fantastic photos....your stitchery is just lovely...

  7. Lovely Christmas pics ... I love the look of your new diary cover....


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