Tuesday, 21 December 2010

More tiddly teddies & festive stuff

Good evening

Its oh so quiet here - all 3 men are watching/dozing in front of the first 'festive' Top Gear so I've a whole hour to myself. I should be finishing more tiddly teddies which are a silly pressie for the boys stockings but instead I'm having a wander around blogland. I did manage to finish the four I needed to go onto family pressies which have been delivered;


Last nights sisters get-together was great fun - very silly, lots to drink and loads of lovely pressies exchanged and opened!! I was thoroughly spoilt and shall share some pictures with you sometime over the holidays.

Big son went off on a 24 hour christmas Explorer Scout get-together. They prepared and cooked a massive 4 course dinner, had a party with lots of silly games and then slept over and had a big breakfast before arriving home here late morning. Am hoping to see some photos soon - want to see him with the entire troop balanced on his lap during what sounded like a riotous game of musical chairs!!

Over the weekend we finally put up our christmas decorations. We opted this year for our smaller tree which meant there were rather more decorations than branches - lots were left off (just baubles that are normally used as fillers) - we made sure that every handmade and special decoration found a space - the whole effect is unco-ordinated, colourful and very Vicki :)

I left the little son to decorate the staircase - he went mad with tinsel and my collection of stockings;

I've noticed that my hall dresser has taken on a patriotic theme;

As its now the school holidays it means that afternoon mugs of hot chocolate, have turned into mugs of snowman soup! Hot chocolate, squirty cream, chocolate chips, marshmallows - all stirred with a candy cane!!


I think that this will be my last post until after christmas - I really do have rather a lot to do over the next few days. So I shall wish all of my lovely blogging friends and followers .................


A Very Merry Christmas

I hope Santa brings you all something wonderful and you have a great time whatever you are doing :)

Oh sort of good news - my FIL is out of hospital and is now in a nursing home for a few weeks. He's much happier now he's there and hopefully will soon be well enough to come home properly.

xxx Vicki xxx




25 comments:

Kandi said...

Same to you honey, have the best time!
Great news about FIL.
Hugs Kandi x

TheMadHouse said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and I think I shall be introducing the boys to the wonders of snowmen soup

Jenny said...

Sounds like you are already well into the festivities, good for you. Have a lovely lovely Christmas, I look forward to hearing all about it and your 2011 activities.

delia hornbook said...

Your house looks beautiful and festive, great news about FIL. Have a lovely christmas, Dee x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Your festive decs look lovely. Have a fab Christmas and New Year.

Lisa said...

Great news about your FIL.
That hot chocolate looks very scrummy indeed!
Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas too.
Lisa x

Floss said...

And a very Happy Christmas to you and all the family! Your house is looking lovely and I've enjoyed all your crafts and activities over the Advent period, even when I haven't had the time to comment. Have a wonderful Christmas, Vicki.

WoodbankCrafts said...

Merry Christmas to you too, decorations look really festive. Definitely need to try that 'Snowman Soup' :) x

Serenata said...

A very Merry and Happy Christmas to you and your family Vicki. The decorations look just lovely and you have been really busy over the last few weeks and still managed to keep going with your lovely cheery blog. Glad to hear FIL is settled, although you/he has had a rough time of it. Your boys look like they are enjoying themselves.

Lorraine

Country Girl said...

Chocolate chips AND marshmallows! Won't suggest that to my two, they'll get ideas!

Amanda said...

Merry Christmas, I'm so glad your FIL is on the mend.

Tabiboo said...

Oooohhhh I spy someone with a hot chocolate and candy cane - sooooo delicious.

Merry Christmas one and all,

Nina xxx

bad penny said...

It all looks lovely. My son helped decorate & I added a few bits of the cut off tree branches last night while my lot watched Top Gear !

Thanks for popping over - it is a extraordinary thing to be a non driver & have your child drive you - to do something you can't do or taught them yourself !

Happy Christmas x

Vintage from the Village said...

Love the teddies, will have to watch out for that pattern.
Have a great time x

bellaboo said...

It all looks so lovely and festive in the VV house!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas full of lovely surprises! :0)

Jenevieve said...

Your tree looks great, I like the tree, very colourful! The teddies look great and I could have some of that snowman soup right now, I can never make hot chocolate right! Glad to hear about your fil too. Have a great Chritmas and New Year! :) x

topchelseagirl said...

It all looks very festive. Have a good one. I want some Snowman Soup! x

Claire said...

aww Christmassy :) Have a great day!

Hen said...

HI Vicki,
I love those little teddies, wouldn't mind one of those in my stocking tomorrow! Sorry to hear your FIL is not well, my nan is in hospital for Christmas which is a blow for us all, so I know how you feel. Your home is looking lovely. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Hen xxx

andamento said...

A Happy Christmas to you and your family, have a lovely time.

Anne.

Kelly said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a fantastic New Year!!

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas! x

JP said...

love all the pictures

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Those teddies are so cute but the best smiles are reserved for the jellies in the snow on your header - fantastic!

Have a wonderful time over the New Year!!

emma bear forever said...

Hope your Christmas went well, love those little teddies. They would look good on the christmas tree, bet they were fiddly though. x