I´ve probably mentioned before about the strong bond Rebecca and I share, so much so that one only has to think of ringing the other and the other rings too.
Would you believe, as like last Christmas, this year we bought each other the same gift, even the same product.
Although it was difficult, I kept a straight face when I received my gift first, wonderful pampering from Lush, lovely Rose shower gel, argan cream and bath bombs.
It was such a lovely moment when Rebecca opened her parcel to reveal her Lush goodies
Then we fell about and had huge hugs.
Last year we did the same, giving beautiful mandela colouring books, along with colour pencils, even down to the pencil sharpener. Amazing.
Wonder what next Christmas will bring.
I have spent several days making bracelets to put on my display board at our local restaurant
I decided to just make the one pattern but in various colourways for quickness as the restaurant had opened after the holidays and I needed to fill some spaces.
I thought I would add different styles later on
Last year I knitted a cushion cover for some serviceable cushions, just didn´t like the material, basically making it up as I went along, I think it was a double moss stitch
I finished and fitted it, then started the second. Turned into a bit of a UFO so I finished knitting it, altering it slightly then sewed it up and I am quite pleased with the result.
Only thing is, the first cushion has been there for several months and has been loved by some of the furries, hence a slight colour change lol
Ages ago I purchased some random skeins and balls of yarn that were being offered at knock down prices. Some were ribbon, others merino or llama, various thicknesses and colours. I just wanted to see what they were like, its always difficult to order on line without the luxury of a quick feel first.
Today I had a ´moment´ and found a 50g ball, lovely colourway, very soft merino and decided to knit something, again using the double moss stitch, this is what I made
I have several large spider plants that usually stay outside full time, I take the ´babies´ pot them whilst still attached, then separate them when they are established. I have found they become much sturdier plants that way. It also allows me to replace any that may get damaged by the cold or sat on by the furries.
Spider plants are also good for removing chemicals from the air and for their ability to absorb carbon monoxide, so thought having one in the lounge with the log burner going would be a good idea. I didn't have a decorative pot holder, so I cut down an 8L water bottle, dressed it in its new coat, and popped the plant inside.
Think there may be a bit of yarn bombing going on soon
Have fun, take care