SELF-HELP #19

Carols and mince pies πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Ό

It was St Barnabas carols and mince pie night this evening (having just seen the time it was yesterday!!). The annual fundraiser to get a few quid to keep Percy, the organ going. Yes the church organ is called Percy???

So I stuffed a stocking with Christmas goodies to offer as a raffle prize.

Should have taken a pic of it unstuffed! !!

Quite well off for raffle prizes this year. Lots of carols, singing (even when you are as bad as myself) is supposed to be good for you and I certainly enjoy a carol concert.

The church looked really pretty with little angels hung all around.

Angels made by local school children were hung all around the church.

A lovely evening with mulled wine and mince pies served to keep the cold out.

Christmas really is just around the corner!!!

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SELF-HELP #18

Happy Blog Day πŸŽ‚

Happy Blog Day to me, happy blog day dear Jane 🍷

My little blog is 6 months old. Said blog was actually opened on 4 June with the natty little post that WordPress gave me. But my first post “A fresh start” was on the seventh.

The first picture that I uploaded!

I have been wearing that sweater quite a lot recently. Nice and warm and comfy. Not sure colour is really me but design is great. Might make myself another one in a more flattering colour. Why did I make myself a sweater in a colour that wasn’t really me, well I had the yarn knocking around and didn’t want it to go to waste!!!

Anyway back to my Blog Day. The last six months have been fab. I have loved reading everyone’s posts. You are all so talented β™‘β™‘β™‘

And having to put posts together has kept me on task because let’s face it we have to have something to post about. I have wanted to do a Christmas stall for a long time and thanks to blogging I did one.

It has been a fun six months, here’s to the next six 🍾🍾🍾

RANDOM POST #1

SCON or SCONE???

So Jackie B posted about this yummy scone that she had. I am still slavering over the yummy picture that Jackie took of a scone.

See Jackie B at stitches by the sea

stitchesbythesea.water.blog

However, the big question is do you say:

Scon

OR

Scone

?????

STASH-BUSTING #14

Christmas fair πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Today was the day of the Christmas fair, so I packed my bags and set off to make my fortune…

How many woolly things can you pack in a hamper?

I laid out my stall and waited for the punters to come…

I need to work on my presentation!!

It went much better than I expected. I always get a thrill when someone wants to buy something that I have made.

Even after paying for my table I had money to take away. My hobby has paid for itself – how wonderful is that and I have money and space for more wool πŸ€”

Some hats to make for Christmas and a stocking for Carols and Mince Pies πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Ό

Wishing you all a woolly weekend.

STASH-BUSTING #13

Unlucky for some…

I have been making bits and pieces to sell on a craft stall at St Barnabas Christmas fair tomorrow. Here are some of my efforts:

This highlights the fact that I cannot take a photo with one hand as well as my hand is looking pretty shabby…
Woolly mittens
Cable wrist warmers
Girlie wrist warmers

Will post my fully laden craft table tomorrow.

Wish me luck β™‘β™‘β™‘