Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Santa Claus is comin to town......

Today has been one of those winter days, with the wind howling and the rain beating off the windows-love those days every now and again, when I don't have to go out! It suited me brilliantly today, since hubs does all the morning school runs on a Wednesday.....oh, I LOVE Wednesday morns-I am free from 8am til 11.15:)) So, I battened down the hatches and first off, got the cooker on and very soon the smell of apple/raspberry and cinnamon crumble was wafting through the house!

That of course set me off again thinking 'Christmas'-not that I need any encouragement!lol! I have had a few UFO's hanging about-not needing much really to finish them, but this week, my target has been to get them finished and I apologise now if you aren't a Santa fan, because that is what they all are,

First up, is an olde Santa with his wool coat and beard. When I showed him to hubs, the comment I received was 'thought Santa had a red coat'......some people just don't get it, do they???


Oops-this wall really is a darkish red in real life:)



Against a plain wall, to show his colours better:)

This next little pillow-again all wool, is a needl'n love pattern, from one of their books-can't remember which one, but if you really want to know, I can go look!





Lastly, a little needle punch. This is a 'Country Stitches' pattern and I so enjoyed doing it. I chose to trim it with red wool and temporarily stick it to this basket for the holidays-it needs a little more flattening out, but I was rushing to get this post done, but you get the picture.....




This is the one time of the year when I tend to burn the midnight oil-there are so many Christmas things I want to make and only a small window of opportunity to get them done, so I must confess to 'handy' dinners, 'rushed' housework and bleary eyes, but I don't think I feel guilty-least I am using up some of my stash and supplies-that can't be a bad thing can it? Just not sure how I can explain away, ordering 'Country Stitches' new Christmas pattern...........oh yes, I was afraid of them going out of stock....!lol!

Ok, I'm off to make one of those 'handy' meals, so that it only needs heating up later-I feel a late night coming on:))

Blessings, Shazy x

11 comments:

  1. Your new Santas are a hit with me. Grey coat and all. My husband would probably say the same thing. I especially like the Santa pillow.

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  2. Good for you! Don't feel guilty in the least coz your Santas are all primtastic!
    I wish I could stay up late but my eyes wouldn't just be bleary, they'd be glued shut!lol!
    Blessings to all!
    Christine

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  3. As usual, your Santas are wonderfully prim and you do such amazing work! Love them all!

    Thanks for putting us all into the Christmas spirit even more!

    Happy stitching!
    Tanya

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  4. I love your new Santa.....some people obviously have never heard of 'Artistic License'!!!

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  5. Love your santas! And his coat can be whatever color we want!!

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  6. Just love all of your perfectly prim Santas!!
    Kim

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  7. Your Santas are beautiful.. Such lovely work.. I expect your hasty meals are delicious, too..lol...
    Blessings

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  8. Oh girl, I know what you mean about having a few hours to get things done... I'm there too. I know how precious that time is!! Haha! When I drop my youngest off, I rush home to get working on things before I have to go back a few hours later to get them all. Your hubby's comment is one mine would make also. You're right-- they just don't get it! =]

    Your Santa's are wonderful, each one of them! I always enjoy coming over here to visit you and seeing what your hands are busy working on.

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  9. Hey there! :) I'm only several weeks late telling you how much I love your Santa's, especially the woolly Santa Pillow...luuurrvve him...lol! Take care
    Hugs Wendy x

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