Well, December days have dashed by and Christmas is upon us, which I shouldn't really be surprised about seeing as this year has fairly whooshed by. Are you ready? I'm not far off being so and I have today and tomorrow to catch up with everything that needs to be done. My deadline is 3pm tomorrow when the children get home from the last day of school and the tree and decorations will go up, signalling the start of seasonal celebrations here. I always feel a bit guilty that out of all Amy's friends our family is the very last to get into the Christmas spirit but I think she understands as once the decorations are up we have a constant surveillance job to make sure Toby doesn't pull the tree over or eat non-edibles!
Today I am putting the finishing touches to teacher and therapist pressies. I'm finishing off some knitted stockings and the christmas tree bears above. I'm also making bags of peppermint bark which has become a Christmas tradition that I really enjoy - it is so easy to make and is always well received.
Talking of presents, if you have bought any of my girl animal or dress patterns this year there is a little freebie pattern supplement that you can download from ravelry. It's a small thank you for your support of my pattern writing in 2013. I hope to have lots more patterns next year and look forward to sharing them with you.
Well, I'm off to chop and bag up the chocolate (and nibble the off-cuts!). I hope that you and those you love have a very merry Christmas time and a happy, healthy start to 2014. See you in the New Year and thanks as always for dropping by xxx