Wednesday 22 December 2010

Just in time...

It's really a winter wonderland here. In all my years, I have never known us to have such cold temperatures and for the snow to stay so long. I love the brightness that the snow brings (I don't like dull wet days) and I don't mind the snow staying for Christmas day, but after that I think I will allow it to disappear!

This is going to be a looong holiday, as the children have been off from last week with school closure. I thought I was up to date with my baking for Christmas but with them being off, my tins are nearly empty again:(

I wanted to quickly show a few finishes just in time for Christmas:)

I have been beavering away any spare moments, to get this table runner finished for my living room table.

This is just to show the wools closer. I used 3 different textured reds and 3 different textured greens.

I found it hard to get a good pic of the sitting room table display, but it is very simple- 5 gingerbread fellas in amongst some greenery.

And just some random shots of Christmas decor!

The children are very excited today-in keeping with tradition, the next door grandparents have a party for us all. We have a great time playing games, opening presents and lots of eats-just what memories are made off. Esther has made an after-eight cheese cake and I have made 2 batches of fudge-peanut butter fudge and dark choc fudge, so we intend to indulge:))

Trust everyone has a great Christmas as we celebrate the coming of our Lord and Saviour as a babe into this world. May we all experience the peace that He wants to bring to our lives.

Blessings, Shazy x


  1. I like the wool mat very much. Do you have a trick for cutting the circles? Yours look so smooth and round.

  2. Wowza Shazy! I took a little break from deep cleaning ny house and what did I find, but a brand new post from you!!! LOL
    Your penny rug turned out so pretty!! You will have to share your knowledge of how you stitch them together? At least you can tell your hub that you are using all that wool you bought! tee hee
    Love all of your Christmas decor, but esp. your cabinet w/all the apple dishes, etc. I used to have an 'apple' kitchen for many yrs. and still love them, esp. the color RED!!!
    And I think I spotted some gingers in there too! How cute!

    Blessings to you my sweet friend, I gotta get back to the grind, LOL.


  3. I'm sure you're delighted to finish your Christmas penny mat and it turned out just as I knew it would - beautiful!!!
    I love the Christmas decor around your home - and I spy a cute little feather tree with rusty stars in your hutch - SNAP! I got one the same the other day! Great minds and all...!lol! :-)
    Have a wonderful Christmas and spoil yourself!
    Blessings to you all!

  4. Love your table runner, Also like the little
    Fabric Christmas Tree on old spool...
    You Christmas display are very nice,Picture
    perfect from a Holiday Magazine...

    Merry Chritmas to you and your Family

  5. Everything looks lovely and prim, Shazy..

  6. Your decorations are beautiful. I love every photo, it was like looking through a magazine! Your gingerbread boys are too cute. I think I have the same ones from Primitive Gatherings! LOL!

  7. Merry Christmas, Shazy.. and the very best for the new year!! I love the snow at christmas, over here we only get rain and rain!!!!!

  8. Merry Christmas,your decorations are wonderful.

    Blessings to you and your family,


  9. Shazy, that table runner is beautiful! I love the different materials you used for it.

    Your Christmas decorating is so cute! I love the red wall, it is beautiful. The dishes in the hutch are beautiful too!

    How fun to get an early start on Christmas, I'm sure your kids were ready for that since they were out of school for so long!

    Wishing you peace in Christ also for the new year!

  10. Hi there! I'm soooo behind with reading and saying hello, but I just had to tell you that I love your table runner, the red and greens are scrummy...are they your own dyed wools? :) And your dresser is just beautiful, full on Christmas yumminess.... I'm off to catch up on more of you! ;)
    Hugs Wendy x