Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Bunting and bits.......

December - can you believe it is already December? The bunting is up in the kitchen / family room, and the red stuff is definitely out. Christmas is not far away.....
Look at my stars! I am so thrilled with them. They look perfect......

That is Mum down there in the kitchen.....
One of the corners of the lounge. Marge gave me the "Sisters" and I love them..... I saw the idea to stack the blocks in a shop. Excellent idea - it frees up space!

Piles of bunting....... Well, strips of 18 triangles, all sewn together.

So there you have some of my sewing or crafting on display. I was going to hang up the garland of snowflakes today but time ran off somewhere. I have no idea where. Tonight I will carry on quilting.

The momentous news is that I have a new letter box. In the front door. So I no longer have to go outside to get the mail and freeze to death. It is posted into the warmth of my porch each day. It rather confused my post lady this morning, who is used to battling with the old one on the wall. And yes, I realise that this does not in any way class as momentous to any other living soul, but it has been on the "to do" list for months, and I didn't realise just how cheap it would be, or how quick it would be sorted. 10 minutes and the man had departed. Unfortunately, before I actually finished making him his coffee. I was almost tempted to call his head office and apologise, but decided that maybe that would be a bit over the top.

Next on the list is putting an obscure film on the front door. The window part. That may take some doing, but I have every intention of getting it on straight. Apparently one can use a hair drier to sort out any wrinkles. I am a fount of knowledge.

I am not actually sure what else I managed to do today. But I do know that there is a list for tomorrow. Wool to collect for mother, out to the patchwork shop with Jean and then off to hear her junior school children singing at Waitrose. Waitrose means coffee and civilised browsing too. I can do that. Snowflakes to hang too.

The weather continues to be diabolical, and my son only got as far as his in-laws last night. trains, roads...all chaos. The UK is not prepared for this. You may remember I said the same last year when the "once in a decade big freeze " happened. Hmmm. 10 months later......... and if it happens again next year, it will be just the same. Maybe I should invest in a snow plough. I could make a fortune!

13 comments:

Becky said...

All your efforts with the bunting paid off. It looks so pretty and festive at your house.

It's been snowing most of the night and all morning so far. We are covered in a beautiful white blanket and I'm sitting here all cozy and warm, being nonproductive again.

Crystal said...

Your home looks marvelously festive!! You are inspiring me to try some of the same. I think a trip to the fabric store is in order this afternoon :))

Fran said...

I feel very inadequate right now. My idea of hanging a toilet roll across the lounge wall and drawing a Santa on every other sheet doesn't seem half so clever now.

Mary said...

I love your stars ! !

Stripeyspots said...

House looks lovely Lindsay! Please feel free to eat a Xmas mince pie every day for me until Christmas!! And if you could go to Sainsbury's and eat one of those individual Xmas puddings (I like the chocolate orange version) and eat that for me as well, why that would be so kind! ;)

Linds said...

Fran, the idea of drawing on toilet paper implies a latent artistic bent - we need to see this!!
And Sam, if I obliged, I would unfortunatley be unable to exit the front door ever again. Waddling is not good. But there are some delicious puds about. Heston's orange one sold out at Waitrose, and apparently one sold on ebay for over £100. Crazy.

Lisa Marie said...

Noe I know what "bunting" is!! We call it a "banner" over here in Canada! I was thinking it was the white fake snow stuff that you cutting up to put all through your house ;)
And your home looks so Christmassy and Cozy ~ Love it!!

Vee said...

Oh my! How festive, how very cheery and bright and pretty! I, too, love how the bunting came out and how wonderful the stars! Are those angels climbing up to the stars? Those stars would have to remain up all winter, perhaps all year they look so sweet. What does your mum think of it all? I bet that she loves it, too.

Needled Mom said...

Your home looks so colorful and festive.

Glad that letterbox got installed. You will love it.

Stay warm. It does sound dreadful there.

Jo said...

I love being able to tell people of my crafty and gifted friend named Linds. I love your bunting and the stars are Fantastic. Everything looks like it is falling right into place for Santa's visit.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Love your decor; you definitely have the touch. Good reminder to me about the de-icer in your comment! Thanks for commenting on my blog, for I am slacker visitor/commenter. Have a great day.

Kathleen said...

Everything looks so wonderfully festive! I love the holidays to be sure!

Becky said...

Love all your delightful decorations! Yes, definitely festive --- that's what came to my mind, too when I looked at the pics.

Your stars are marvelous, and all the fabrics a treat...but, the most wonderful, precious decoration of all...
MUM!!!!

May all your Christmas festivities be blessed.