We have seen some beautiful sunsets from our new home. This one was particularly gorgeous, though my camera hasn't picked up the colours, or details too well. It was a very cold dusk and I was waiting to see the Starlings massing together for their nightly roost. This sight kept me from feeling too frozen until the birds appeared. I'd have shared the pics of the flocks too, but my camera isn't really quick enough to catch them! Wonderful sights and sounds right outside the door have made for some memorable moments this Christmas though. Thomas was not too impressed when I bedecked him in these reindeer bobblers on Christmas morning! However, he soon cheered up once I'd taken them off him and he took a look at the stocking that Heather had sent to him and Tara from Mia! My typing is being interspersed by the loud sounds of Thomas snoring in the chair next to me, mouth open and dribbling (him, not me!) and Tara aka "Princess Tippy Grumpy Toes" is now staring at him in disgust from the windowsill. Think she may attack him any time now. She had a slightly more sedate headgear on Christmas day.... .....what a grump though!
We had a very quiet Christmas, mainly because I was in the kitchen for most of the day cooking the dinner....a bit of pressure when you are catering for a (once professional) chef! However, it was delicious and my roast potatoes were, apparently, the star of the show, which was a relief as I'd been sure they wouldn't turn out properly. David cooks most of the time, so I wanted to make a really special meal for him.
Here's a picture of the annual identical gift that Heather and I sent each other! We almost always copy each other with one thing. Obviously we both liked this magnetic fridge notepad regaled in rich colours and gems - there were several designs to choose from but we both bought the same one! Heather also gave us the DVD of Les Miserables (the 25th Anniversary concert...I didn't know that the show itself isn't available on DVD) which we have still got to look forward to. I've never seen the show, so this will be a treat. We also have the final part of the Harry Potter series of films to watch - maybe we'll watch all of them in succession in one sitting....or maybe not!
The wind was howling last night, keeping us awake and blowing down one of the gates. I walked into the village today and got somewhat windswept to say the least! I've never been a scarf person really, but have been wearing several over the last few weeks. I think today's regalia was David's favourite..... ....as only my eyes were to be seen! Hope you can tell that I was smiling though. The marks on my hands are from the terrible twins who keep transferring their annoyance with each other onto me. My paws are quite small really, but this photo makes them look like "strangler's hands"!
Well, I am getting back into the swing of things now and will be posting details of upcoming events, demos etc as and when I get the dates. I'll be at Crafty Company, Fleetwood on Thursday 19th January, so if you are in the area I'd love to see you. Meanwhile, I'm starting work on new designs that I'll let you know more about as soon as I'm able. Some will be available very soon!
Once again, wishing everyone a year to remember, for all the right reasons.