I did reinstate all the decs and I got my garland up.
I am very pleased with the crochet garland, because I assembled it on my lap I expected it to need a bit of tweaking. All I have to do is add an Owl to the left side at the end. I managed to persuade the wreath to hold together, a little ribbon and a few sprigs of holly helped.
I trimmed the mantle in the sewing/dining room and hung stockings, I have had a lovely quiet couple of days and with Fran tried hard not to eat too much, we forgot all about Bucks Fizz for breakfast and just kept the tea flowing so we had bubbles with our dinner.
We watched some TV and chatted away, Ben enjoyed some leisurely walks on Wednesday and Thursday as we had glorious sunshine. Today it has been rain and wind since early morning.
A while ago I found this pattern and bought the wool to knit it, not in lurid orange, in a soft blue. I have made a start, I have knitted more than twice this but have been too lazy to take a new photo.
When I bought this wool I loved it, now I realise that there is very little in my wardrobe that I could wear with it. I am making it a little bigger and it will be a gift for Maggie.
She has a very bad cold at the moment and has been in bed for 3 days but sounds much improved today. I will be popping in tomorrow after Fran goes back to Beckenham.
Happily Fran will only be away for a few days as she plans to come back for the new year.
We plan a lazy evening with a glass of mulled wine and some "chewing gum for the brain" TV, with some gentle knitting for me.
One of the big Christmas cushions will be going back with Fran and she has been looking at options for her Quilt for next year.
I have the chance to go into Swansea on Monday, so if the fabric shop has a sale on I may be spending freely, albeit wisely.
Ben had a new toy that he got so excited with that he chewed its nose off, I did mend it first thing this morning but unfortunately he has repeated his efforts so it will be in the bin later. he has had a bath and is flat out on his towel with his head on the remnants of his toy.
I hope that your days have been peaceful and enjoyable, I took the easy way and got all the veg prepped and part cooked on Christmas eve morning. I made a trifle and a big "Jaffa cake" for pudding, we did start the trifle and I have a home for the Jaffa Cake.
Now it is time to put the wine on to warm up and get my knitting out.