And wasn't it fabulous! The sun was shining. The kids were occupied in activities around me. There was nothing booked in for this afternoon, except an appointment with my craft table! Boy, did I enjoy it. I finished stitching a cross stitch Christmas ornament. I can't show you yet as there will be a future post about it. I also painted the cover of my December Daily album from 2012. This album has photos and highlights of our December last year. I want it to sit on our coffee table this December so pulled my finger out and began decorating the cover which was the last thing left. I will bling the cover up tomorrow and it will be finished. I will post a photo of it.
Speaking of "crafternoon" (don't you love that word), I have started a new blog called "Crafternoon Garden" . This features small craft projects that don't fit under the cross stitch banner. Mostly it's quick craft that Tom and I do together, so there is a "kid craft theme".
This morning I had fun trawling through a local needlework store and came away with some goodies. I want to try cross stitching some ornies on perforated paper. I couldn't decide what colour was better - the white or ecru- so bought both! Then I stumbled upon a cross stitch mag with cutsie Christmas stitcheries. I will this read tonight in bed with my hot chocolate. Other purchases included sweet Christmas-themed buttons and pins and a new eyelet setter for fabric and paper.
I started decorating the house for Christmas today which was enjoyable (although part of me feels it is surely still September and not the end of November). I love the new Scandinavian-style Christmas tree and the pretty advent calendar my Jack gave me.
Have a stitchy weekend folks...