Thursday, 25 November 2010

Festive finishes & new handsome fella!!

Good afternoon

Have you got snow?? Nothing here in Suffolk - just sunshine & its very cold.

Am wrapped up today like a russian doll - so many layers. Have resorted to wearing my old Ugg boots as slippers as my feet are so cold :(

Its been a fairly quiet week - sort of calm before the festive storm starts to hit this weekend. Brass engagements for little son & MrVV - think it will be time to hunt the thermals out for them.

I'll managed to finish my festive WIP's;

 Mum's Christmas pressie - a snuggling on the sofa quilt

Its little hand sewn label

Knitted 'paper' chains

The reality uncropped shot with my cluttered kitchen dresser!!

Usually each week I visit all 4 of the charity shops in town at least once - recently I've not found much. But this week has been very successful - a couple of additions to my wardrobe - a NoaNoa beret for just £1 and a gorgeous green sweater for another couple of pounds. I was very pleased the other day to find this handsome fella in our church shop for just 20p!!

Hopefully over the next few weeks I'll be lucky enough to find some more festive additions to the house.

Right off now to try & keep warm. I must get my decoration swap parcel wrapped today and possibly even my SS one too.

Keep warm & I'll see you soon.

xxx Vicki xxx


Jackie said...

We have had some snow here but now the sun is out so it's melting fast! Miss S will be upset! Love your quilt - looks really snuggly. x

Sheila said...

Ooooh pretty!! I love your tag too!! Its the sweetest!

Ditzy and Dotty said...

No snow here in Wiltshire (as yet) but its clouding over now, so we may get a few flakes! Your uncropped photo made me laugh, my photos always have to be cropped to get rid of all my stuff that's lying around! Love the quilt & knitted paper chains - great ideas.

liz said...

Hi Vicki. We have snow over here in Fram! Great big flakes too! Nothing like the snow in the north though, brrrr! I love your quilt, could do with one like that here now. I could just imagine drifting off to dreamland, nice and toasty, bliss!
We have been charity shopping too. I picked up the most beautiful bowl, covered in flowers and took it to my mums to show her. I left without it, she fell in love, lol! Which town do you go to?

Rose&Bird said...

No snow in Bristol - but it is clouding over and colder than it's been for a while.

Lovely quilt, looks nice and warm x

sylviesgarden said...

I love the knitted paper chain. I started to crochet one but it was taking too long so I gave up. Patience is not one of my strong points unfortunately!

Jenevieve said...

Everything looks great! The quilt definitely looks warm and snuggly, could do with that right now, very chilly here! :) x

Pene said...

Mine will be in the post tomorrow, hope you like ..
Hugs Pene

emma bear forever said...

Very pretty :0) Really must make some of those knitted paper chains next christmas.
No snow here in Norfolk yet x

♥coco rose♥ said...

Love the blanket and the knitted paper chain! What a fab idea!

Yeap freezing here today, I havn't managed to get warm at all today and have been adding layers all day. Pretty soon I wont be able to fit through any doors in the house!

Stay warm!

Vanessa xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh fab makes, you have been getting creative!

Twiggy said...

We had two pathetic snow flurries this morning, Twiglet wanted to build a snowman - harumph!! Lovely quilt and love the knitted chains, so cute.
twiggy x

Lisa said...

I might have to have a go at those knitted chains, they are fab!
Keep warm.
Lisa x

Kandi said...

Oh we have loads and loads of snow up here in Northumberland, feel free to come take some! It took us 3 hours to get to work, normally 40mins drive ~ the kids are delighted though as their school was shut.
Wonderful blanket for your Mum, it's beautiful!
Kandi x

delia hornbook said...

Hi Vicki, I do love your quilt your mum is going to be so thrilled with that. And those knitted chains i adore they look fab. I know what you mean about the chairty shops i think it must be this time of year. Have a lovely weekend and stay warm Dee ;-)) x

Elaine @ Northern Hi-Lights said...

love your knitted chains Vicki - 6 inches and still snowing up here in the NE of Scotland!

Amy said...

the quilt and knitted chains are lovely x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Vicki, I love your quilt and knitted chains, (and think the uncropped version looks lovely with all your treasures on show!) No snow here in London yet but it is FREEZING! :) Sarah

Michelle said...

love your quilt and the knitted chains are too cute :O)

I was just popping by to tell you that
I'm starting a 'Fridays Find' for us to post fab new blogs that we come across. Just thought I'd pop by and invite you to take part. Details will be up on my blog at 8am tomorrow but basically the idea is to post about a new blog you've discovered and leave a comment on my blog about it :O) Michelle at michellemadethis.blogspot x

bellaboo said...

No snow here yet! Love your nutcracker,and the little quilt.
I found two candy striped pillowcases in the CS today for 99p.I can go for weeks without finding anything though. :o)

Danielle said...

lovely quilt for your mum! the knitted chain is such a novel idea!

Serenata said...

You're doing better than me Vicki...been so wrapped up in getting my new space and the house sorted that I haven't had time to even think about sewing etc... I am suddenly aware that December is just round the corner and I haven't even finished my advent swap so panic stations are setting in.

I bet your mum will love her snuggly quilt. I sort a lovely quilt last night at my sewing group. Very simple, yet very effective so I'm going to have a go at making one like it.

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Ellouise88 said...

Lovely presents; wish I was as organised as you! We had a light flurry of snow earlier but hasn't come to anything. Blinkin' cold though!

a mermaids purse said...

beautiful makes, best to wrap up and be cozy ;0)
its started little flurry's of snow here, but not enough to call it snow hehe ;0)
soooooooo freeeezzzzzing though ;0) triple jumper day ;0) lovely blog x kazzy x

Claire said...

We had snow this morning!!But only a flurry and it didn't settle :(