Monday, 31 December 2012

Where did that year go?

Hope you all had a wonderful relaxing Christmas. We had our very own prescribed day........bucks fizz and bacon sarnies with the present opening. Roast beef dinner and all the trimmings..salted caramel torte for pud...dress optional. 
Rowdy competitive game round the table (with eldests boyfriend with us this year, Herb didn't feel so outnumbered  and didn't it show when it was girls versus boys.)
Family in black 3, completely daft ..........and that was it. 
Done and dusted for another year. 
Picture above is us today......residue of gifts still under the tree and Herb will trip over something and then it will be taken away....happens every year!

I had a bumper crop of gifts this year....everything I like.
Now that eldest is in employment she bought very extravagant gifts and the liberty bag held a wonderful selection of that gorgeous fabric. She said she spent ages picking it (so agreed said boyfriend). 

I chose the quilting books and wasn't disappointed. the Brigitte Giblin book has been on my list for ages and its gorgeous and very inspiring.

Failing to find cards in the shops here, very last minute I made these for Herb and the girls. Badly embroidered on the back but well received.

so here we years eve.....once again just the two of us....girls have just taken the train to London to celebrate in covent garden. 
we are having cold meats and pickles with some saved special wine and the latest mad men box set (from Santa)  happy new year all! 


  1. Yum, bacon sarnies and salted caramel torte!!!!!
    Lucky you, look at all the beautiful Liberty. Love the Brigitte Giblin book, I've been drooling over it for ages but still can't decide which quilt to attempt.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2013.

  2. Sounds like you have a very relaxing and fun filled time.
    Wishing you all a very happy 2013.
    Lisa x

  3. We are having a game of Trivial Pursuit - old edition - not the new dumbed down version!! just the 2 of us too. Have a very happy new year. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

  4. Happy New Year Elsy I hope it's a great one for you all!
    Kate x

  5. happy new year to you too!!

    (love that crochet blanket on the sofa....)

  6. Your tree is lovely, there really is no alternative to a real tree, is there? We took our tree down last night, and then spend a good hour hoovering up pine needles - a load even fell out of my clothes when I got undressed last night!
    What plans do you have for your Liberty fabrics? I bought quite a few of the prints from Liberty's Bloomsbury Gardens - it is lovely to sew with, light weight but strong enough for a quilting project. Happy New Year!

  7. What a lovely day that sounded. Your tree looks pretty, as I was away I missed a whole week of enjoying our tree & now need to take everything down - not tonight though as in Spain the fifth is very special - the night of the Kings.
    Happy New Year to you all

  8. Just discovered your blog and started to follow you after you kindly stopped by to say hi at The Nocturnal Stitcher (would be very flattered to have you follow my novice musings). I particularly like your paper folded Christmas trees. Is this a design of your own? your whole room looked stunning and very stylish.