This is what I'm getting from this design. Total enjoyment from a cute, whimsical, Christmas pattern. I am so pleased that I decided to do this one and the colours of it are coming up a treat!
I've now completed Miss Snow and all I have to do is place her wings on so she becomes a fairy. I really didn't get bogged down with the solid colours on her dress, and since she's not what I would call big, I was able to complete most of her yesterday and into the night. A little stitching was done on Friday night to start her off.
Miss Snow Fairy - 19 December 2009
The Father Christmas decoration I got from a clothing shop of all places just recently. I thought he looked a bit whimsical and was ideal for this set of photos.
Christmas presents are bought, cards written (sorry, none are going overseas this year - just haven't got around to it), and just getting down to the last minute things now. Mum's and Dad's present is coming from the US this year. I still haven't received it but I know it's cleared through customs in Australia last Thursday. We've had a postal strike here last week for two or three days. This has caused a backlog of mail that will be delayed being delivered. Just as long as they sort Mum's and Dad's package (a bird feeder with accessories that you can't get here) and get it delivered to me by Christmas Eve at the latest! Otherwise it's going to be an IOU a present on Christmas Day. :)
I know most of you are freezing your little ball balls off right now, but we had a really hot day the other day here. It's a bit more temperate now and I don't think Christmas Day will be too hot either. Where I live you can have your heating on one day then the next you may need the cooling on! It can be so hard to plan things ahead, especially if you're doing activities outside. Still, you certainly get a variety of weather - four seasons in one day, sometimes.
I hope you're all getting your Christmas festivities sorted out and are not in too much of a flurry. Some of the decorated trees I've been seeing on other blogs are just fantastic. I love to see all the different varieties and types of decorations used. Mine has been up for a while now and I've been adding more and more decorations to it since. I must get a picture of it and show you before Christmas. It's just a fake tree as the real ones are too much for me to organise. Still does the job though, just without the smell of a real one. My youngest cat, Charlotte, has even been behaving herself with the decorations. She hasn't broken any yet!