Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

   Merry Christmas and a happy new year!  
We decorated our Christmas tree on Thursday night and afterwards had home-made mince pies and cocoa!

Rebekah putting the star on the top of the tree!

Gabrielle decorating the tree!
Rebekah eating her mince pie!

On Christmas Eve we each made our own Christmas tree shaped pizzas and watched a family movie together!

Gabrielle eating her pizza!

Everyone was excited on Christmas morning, especially the little ones!

Rebekah opening her present

Beth, Rebekah, Gabrielle and Sofia under the Christmas tree! (Rebekah’s ‘smiley’ face!)

In the afternoon we went to friends for an early Christmas supper!  It was lots of fun!     

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Love Nancy

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

In Remembrance of Smokey

Late at night on the 26th of October my cat, Smokey, came home seriously injured. He had been caught in a trap and had somehow managed to get free and come home to me! That was soooo special! First thing the next morning we took him to the vet. Later that morning the vet phoned and said that we would have to put him down! His front left and back right paws were so badly crushed that they would have to be amputated and no cat can function with only two paws! I was soooo sad! I buried him at our new farm and planted a mulberry tree over his grave. So every time we pick mulberries, we can remember him! I am going to get another kitten soon.  But I still miss him soooo much!

  Love Nancy 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sensational Sewing Challenge - Something Useful

This month at 'Sensational Sewing Challenge' the theme was Something Useful.  I made a felt bedside holdall. My mom found this idea while browsing on the web.  She cannot remember where though, so our apologies for not acknowledging this lovely idea.  The original holdall was made in material, but felt is so much easier and quicker to work with and this time of year, that worked for me!

This bedside holdall has a pocket for a bottle, toy, book or notebook and pencil. It is such an easy thing to make. I just taped 3 A4 Pieces of paper together for a pattern cut it out with mom's zigzag scissors and hand-stitched all the pockets and embellishments.  I am very pleased with how it turned out and will give it to my little sister, Gabrielle, as a Christmas present!

The new theme at Sensational Sewing Challenge is ‘Christmas’. So please hop over to Kelly's blog to enter your Christmas makes!

Love Nancy