Friday, 16 December 2011

It's Christmas time :o)

Well Hello lovely bloggy people.
Hope this post finds you all fine and dandy?

I've been a bad blogger recently haven't I? Sorry, but I've been feeling a bit like the weather...cold, wet & miserable!  But don't worry, i'll get over it soon I'm sure :o)    It just seems harder this time shaking off those grey days....I think some frost would do me good! You know, one of those bright, crisp white mornings with the sun sparkling off the white crystals...or even some SNOW!!!  lol

Anyway, enough moaning.   I haven't exactly been doing much to tell you about.....A bit of thrifting here and there. I found a fantastic sewing book in the charity shop!

It's called 'The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Needlecraft'. It's one of the BEST sewing books I have seen! It's fantastic with plain, common sense advice and basic (note that basic word :o) instructions which are just fabulous to understand.

But girls, guess how old it is?
1946!   Honestly though if you find one, snap it up because it's brilliant!

I also found this lovely Wade fluted dish.  The jurys out on wether it's an ashtray or just a dish actually. I really liked the colour, and the prettiness of it, so I'm kinda hoping it isn't an ashtry lol.

Here's a picture our tree at last.  It's so nice to have a real tree again.

But they are jolly expensive this year aren't they?  Some of them were £45.00 plus!!!
Mine wasn't I hasten to add! But it was nearly there I can tell you.

I was thinking of not getting one, and just using our fibre optic one that we have in the hall way.

This picture's looking up the hall towards the front door. With the fibre optic tree on and our retro style outside lights on...
I love looking out at them:O)

Well, have you all finished your Christmas shopping then? We haven't! Have still got some to do on Monday, but the children broke up from school today, so it's gonna be hard shopping with them in tow!

I'm off tailing my eldest daughter round town tomorrow. Literally :o)
Well, her girlfriends want her to go shopping with them, and as you know she has seizures every day, and I can't just shift the responsibility onto a group of 15-16year olds can I? 
So they're all going round together, and I'm following at a distance to be there in the event of a seizure. I know I'm gonna feel a bit strange spying on a group of kids I can tell ya! lol.
My big girl is so good. Bless her. What 16year old do you know that knows she can't go anywhere with out her Mum or Dad even shopping with her friends, and doesn't even moan about it.. Bless her.
I've been trying to persuade my little girl (12year old) to come with me, but she doesn't see the fun in it either

Anyway, I'm hoping to get back on here before the big day, as I can show you my finished makes then.
But if not my lovely people,


you hear?


And if I don't speak to you soon, I'll speak to you next year :o)
Take care, and have fun.

Love Donna xx


  1. Hi Donna, was just wondering if you were okay, but glad to see you were just under the winter time blues. I often go there even in the summer so don't feel quilty about it.

    I just love the picture of the lady on the treadle machine. Guess what, I made my wedding dress on a machine just like that and I wouldn't mind another. It sewed through leather or chiffon with the same needle and was so easy to use.
    Sadly, your book is as old as me, lol, but looks to be in fairly good condition also like me, still got all the important bits

    I hope you and your family have a lovely time Christmas and don't worry about anything, it all turns out okay in the end, take it from me......

    lots of hugs

  2. I'd love to see some more pictures from the Modern Home Needlecraft book!

  3. That book looks lovely - would love to see more pics from in there.

    I hope you have an uneventful spying mission and your daughter and her friends get to have a good shop.

    If we don't see you before hand - have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xxx

  4. Donna Dear- I hope you are surviving the mall, and that Gems and pals are living it up. Your tree is HUGE! And so beautifully done up! Well done you. Love and hugs~
    xoxoxoxo Jennie

  5. Am I the only person in the entire world that hates the snow! Hope you,re feeling less glum, lovey. The book looks right up my street. Basic is always good. Hae a fabulous Xmas. Xx

  6. Donna I am thrilled that you are following my blog and thanks for your lovely comments. Is always fun to find someone you.have something in common with. Looking forward to following your posts!!

  7. What a fabulous book and gorgeous little dish. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and that next year is a good one for you all. Love Linda xxx

  8. I would love a real tree, but cant justify it when we have a perfectly decent artificial one. Merry Christmas x

  9. Hi Donna, thank you so much for your Christmas wishes. Your real tree looks fab, you cannot beat them.. even if they are more expensive this year! have a great time, Lizzie xx

  10. I adore that book - how fabulous! Your tree is amazing too. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas hun and here's to an amazing new year :o) Scarlett xx


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