11 December 2007

Haven't blogged for a while

I haven't been blogging lately as we've had another family wedding. None in 20 years then within 2 months there are two! My youngest son Jamie was married to Carly in October and this picture on the left is of older son Alex and his wife Mary was taken at their wedding last week. They were married in the parish church in Billingshurst, West Sussex. The weather was pretty awful earlier in the day, but then the rain stopped and the sun even can out until they reached the reception. It was a lovely afternoon.

But I've also been getting Christmas presents for family as we were meeting up for this family occasion and would be the last time to see each other before Christmas, so most of the present shopping is now out of the way. I'm not normally this organised for Christmas.

Yesterday was also mine and my husband's wedding anniversary, we've been married 30 years now. Although we didn't go out to celebrate, we will be going away to Derbyshire for Christmas, so now Christmas cooking for me!!

Talking of Christmas, I could not resist taking a photo of a giant snowman lit up at Tower Park, just north of Poole. He is situated between a fitness club and the bingo club and must be about 18 to 20 feet tall!

But I did manage a little bit of sewing, I made a couple of stars for a swap in the Yahoo embellisher group and these are on their way to Kandy and Lynne. Using sparkly red felt as a base I needlefelted some shiny nylon fibres and added some Angelina and sequins. I finished the edges with some Kreinik thread which looks a little bit like tinsel.

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