Wednesday 24 December 2008

Advent 24

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year
for 2009

Tuesday 23 December 2008

Advent 23

Who remembers this?
Circa 1973

Open the record cover and it revealed a pop-up scene

Monday 22 December 2008

Advent 22

This is my Christmas card sent out
to friends and relatives, and now I
am sending it to friends in Blogland.
It is an original watercolour by me
and the card was designed by me too!

Sunday 21 December 2008

Advent 21

At last the Christmas tree has been decorated.
I was beginning to think it may never happen
because we both are into our third week of this
dreaded cold/flu we just wish it would disappear
as quickly as it appeared!

Saturday 20 December 2008

Advent 20

Box of Christmas Crackers
Mineheads strange...................
phenomenon has come early!

The Daffodils are out!
The Daffodils always bloom just after Christmas

but this year they are blooming just before!

Honest I took this photograph just this lunchtime!

Friday 19 December 2008

Advent 19

A pretty wire Angel for the
top of the tree

Thursday 18 December 2008

Advent 18

Box of old glass baubles

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Advent 17

What is it with
Christmas Tinsel?

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Advent 16

My friend Diana has just given me this
beautiful bright red Poinsettia
I only hope I can do it justice
I think some research is needed on
how to look after it!

Monday 15 December 2008

Advent 15

Now I can sit down and decide
what I would like to watch on television
over the Festive Season!

Sunday 14 December 2008

Advent 14

What are your
Nightmares Before Christmas?

Saturday 13 December 2008

Advent 13

I always thought it was goodies that one bought........
and foodies were the people who eat the goodies!

Friday 12 December 2008

Advent 12

I was looking through my bookshelf the other day
I found this book ~ it has never been made up!

Thursday 11 December 2008

Advent 11

Christmas cards
waiting to be posted!

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Advent 10

Some of the pretty Christmas
ribbons sold in the shop where I work!

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Advent 9

The stamps for the
Christmas Cards
that need to be sent!

Monday 8 December 2008

Advent 8

Tray of freshly baked

Sunday 7 December 2008

Advent 7

The Holly and the IVY..........

Saturday 6 December 2008

Advent 6

One of the famous Christmas ghost stories
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Friday 5 December 2008

Advent 5

Mr Robin
as seen searching for worms

Thursday 4 December 2008

Advent 4

A small gift for someone!

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Advent 3

Piece of patchwork material
not sure what I shall create with it.
Any ideas...................?

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Advent 2

Cross stitched on 14ct blue Aida

Monday 1 December 2008

Advent 1

Stained Glass Window
St. Andrews Church, Wellington Square, Minehead

Sunday 30 November 2008

Saturday 29 November 2008

Christmas Mincemeat enough to share.......

..........if you want to!

2lbs (1kg) Dried Mixed Fruit
1lb (500gms) of Mixed Dried Apples Slices ~ Prunes ~
Dates ~ Figs ~ Apricots ~ Cranberries
(or anything of your choice) Chopped Finely (use scissors)
3 Grated Cooking Apples (just wash, don't peel)
8ozs (250grms) Dark Brown Sugar
Grated Nutmeg ~ Mixed Spice ~ Cinamon
Half Bottle of Brandy!
Put everything in and large bowl mix,
cover with a clean cloth, leave for about a week,
stirring at least twice daily and resist trying,
put into sterile jars.

Friday 28 November 2008

Christmas is coming!

The Minehead Christmas lights
were turned on this year by........................
This man!

Johnny Kingdom

Thursday 27 November 2008

Not sure that was meant to happen!

The sausage trying to escape the Toad in the Hole!
The whole thing rising from the dish
either that, or I made too much mixture!

Wednesday 26 November 2008

A Rose No More........

The Rose from
Monday 17th and Friday 21st November
postings is now heading for
the compost bin........poor thing it was so pretty

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Watercolour painting III

I call this
"Looking Over Daisies"
I happened to walk in the garden the other day
and saw a lonely Daisy in the grass.
This is how I saw it.
Think I might stick to embroidery!

Monday 24 November 2008

Every house should have one..........

Ours is made of china and is about 60years old!

Sunday 23 November 2008

And there's more pincusions!

Appliqued felt with buttonhole stitch

using patchwork samples from

using embroidery stitiches on brown one
and appliqued with an over stitich
on red and white one

embroidered with stem stitch

Saturday 22 November 2008


Kate Greenaway characters
stitched in Redwork

Friday 21 November 2008

Sweet smell of rose...

The Rose from Mondays posting fully open

Thursday 20 November 2008

Two more!

Two more Pincushions

Wednesday 19 November 2008


Looking through the kitchen window
I saw this beautiful red sky
at 16.40 pm

Tuesday 18 November 2008

There's always one............

........well two!
The last bit of cake mix!

Weigh three eggs,
the weight of the eggs in flour sugar and butter
Beat the sugar and butter, then add the eggs
fold in the flour
add a few chocolate drops
Divide into cake cases
Cook for about 20 minutes
180 degrees or gas 4

I found the icing recipe on Eleanor's blog ~

"Still Cutting Off Tabs"

(October 2008 post)

Monday 17 November 2008

Last of the..........

........summer Roses from the garden

Sunday 16 November 2008

It's Struck Again!

Its a bit like that game - cover the items
and then guess what was there!
Sewing Machine
Record Player Turn Table
Poundland bag with assorted goodies
still from Wednesday afternoon
three items are for Jane
Various opened correspondence
and other paper work and patterns
Empty carriers
Tupperware bowl not put back in cupboard
Felt for Pincushions
Old Valve Amplifier in bits!

Saturday 15 November 2008

What we wore seventy years ago

Not sure about the matching hat, dress and SOCKS!

Friday 14 November 2008

And there's more!

I have been making more knitted flowers!