And I remembered that I had crocheted quite a lot of snowflakes which were meant to be made into a garland but which were only just being blocked on Christmas Eve. There's always next year!
There was so much to do on Christmas Eve including icing the cake, once I had been to two supermarkets to find the required gycerine!
I must tell you that my first patchwork quilt was ready in time for Christmas, too. I finished sewing all 32' of the binding on the 23rd December. I am really pleased with it.
As is Charlie Boy, of course, though not in the mood for a modelling session it seems.
But finally, the scene was set. The presents were ready under the tree...
...so we headed out to join in the fun and I remembered to take the camera to snap one of my favourite fun local Christmassy sights on the way. Behold, the "house with the Christmas lights"...
Goodness knows how long it takes the owners to put up this display but I always enjoy seeing it when I drive past.
A collection box is put out so that people who stop and enjoy the display can contribute to a cancer charity. Nearly £2000 was raised last year.
We enjoyed a lovely Christingle service and sang the Christmas carols with gusto! The Munchkin received his Christingle and enjoyed looking at the Nativity scene in the beautiful church.
The Muchkin was exceptionally tired, I think all the excitement had finally got to him. I think he also thought that the sooner he went to bed, the sooner he'd be getting up! He didn't forget to make sure any late night visitors were catered for, though.
I received some wonderful presents, particularly from my thoughtful other half who had been up to mischief liaising with a certain lady, that purveyor of marvellous vintage fabrics and goodies, Donna Flower. As he warned me on the gift tag for my most marvellous present, this was unlikely to be a gift which remained just for me!
How right he was!
We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and I really hope you all did too. It has been a pleasure knowing you all this year, especially those of you who have been prepared to come forward and comment and create a friendship between us, I really appreciate it. Now I'm signing off for a much needed break so I shall say cheerio to you all for 2009!