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Monday, 8 December 2008

Sunday Post - Cosy Night In!

You can tell its Christmas as the postie is delivering on a Sunday, and he brought something just for little old me yesterday, a 'cosy night in' parcel from the lovely Caroline at Lace Hearts.

It was just like Christmas! I waited until there were no big or small boys around so I could enjoy........
And I did!! Thank You so much Caroline, I am really thrilled with my goodies(please excuse the not so great photo!)

I got a gorgeous mug (which looks like a wooly jumper and my 11 year old has decided is perfect for his hot choc with cream and marshmallows!), with my favourite...shortbread biscuits. Some cute notecards, a fab Marian Keyes book (one of my faves...and its short stories too - perfect for my full head and short attention span at this time of year lol!!), a cute Christmas candle and one of Lacey's famous fabric buckets.

I can't begin to tell you how desperate I was for Caroline to make me one of these (I very nearly asked her...twice!!!), so thank you again for a really lovely swap. Xx And thanks to Mel for organising it (whens the next one!!!)

Apart from opening pressies this weekend, I made a start on putting up the trimmings...I am from the less is more school of decorating for Christmas, so I haven't gone mad!! Trees are not yet purchased, they will have to wait until next weekend, we ran out of time.

When I went through the boxes of Christmas decs, I realised that I had sorted out last year and condensed them down to the ones I put glad I did that, it made life easier. But I had a box of cute santa ornaments and similar that over the years the boys have chosen for me when they have been out with my, I didn't want to put these out on MY mantels(harsh I know!) so they are now on the playroom mantel with my new knitted nativity!!

(mantel - mantle???neither look right!!!)

Mary and Joseph immortalised in stiches!! I'd love to say I knitted these myself (as when I got the pattern was my intention...!)but it was quicker and less painful for my mother in law to knit them for me!!

I'm hoping for more time for blog posting this week - I have some pics of my new hallway to share...and more pics of my Christmas decs (bit more tasteful than the playroom ones!!)


Lace hearts said...

Claire, I adore those knitted nativity figures. How gorgeous. We're just setting up our nativity, and doing something new this year. Very exciting!
I'm pleased you enjoyed your swap. You should have asked about the bucket - I'll send you another. I sent the one you got because it seemed Christmas-y colours. I'll send you a shabby chic one! xxx

MelMel said...

Hi there, so pleased you have enjoyed your swap!
Some lovely presents from the lovely Lacey.....she is a wonderful person!xxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

what lovely things from Caroline she is a nice lady :-)
so glad the swaps are going well it was a bit nerve racking putting it all together but everyone seems so happy with their parcels it such good fun :-)
Lesley x

angel said...

Dollop, lovely things, That lastic is so sweet isnt she.
I love the nativity on your MANTLE [lol] my friend makes one every year and they go like hot cakes on our stall, and i never manage to get one, though i have no mantle to put them on anyhow. :-(

Love and hugs Honey Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X