I only have a small bit of stitching news .... unfortunately Needlecraft Haven is not available at the moment. The forum is hosted by Yuku and they are have major maintenance so the site has been difficult to access for nearly a week. I do hope it gets sorted soon - it does sound as if the improvements will be good so fingers crossed.
That being said we've just had our Christmas Secret Exchange - I stitched and sent my ornament and received a lovely on in return. Without being able to check on the forum I am uncertain as to opening day - oops !
I think it was 1st and I did open my parcel but I am not going to share any photos until I know for sure, especially as it's a secret exchange so we don't know yet who sent to who.
Anyway here's a few photos I can share - a bit of baking
|Mini Christmas Puddings (covered in chocolate)|
|Spotted Dick (Dad's recipe)|
|Left over Spotted Dick fried with oranges|
and marmalade for breakfast
It's the time of year too when I put up my tree at church for our Christmas Tree Festival. This year I am using previous ornaments and doing Family Tree. I'm taking my Dad's cousin to see all the trees tomorrow and will be taking more photos but here's a little view of what's there.
|My very sparkly Family Tree|
|Maureen always does amazing knitted ornaments|
this year one of her trees is the Queen's 90th with
all the family in knitted version
|William, Kate, George and Charlotte|
|Her other tree is Noah's Ark|
My final photo is a bit of fun - I have made Hubby's advent myself this year. It is part of his Christmas pressie but over the last few weeks I've been buying bottles of craft beer. I made 24 labels and wrapped each one: he was very surprised and pleased with his beer-a-day advent!
|Beer-a-day Advent for my lovely Hubby|