How is everyone? How was Christmas?
Can't believe I've not blogged for over a week - not like me at all.
Thanks for all the comments on the little knitted bears in the last post. Their new owners loved them. I managed to finish a couple for my boys too - even big son was impressed with his - it now sits on his computer.
Its been ok here - different because the family dynamic has changed this year. I missed my Grandad wanting to take apart stuff to see how it worked. Was also strange not seeing FIL wearing his party hat all day - though we are told he did this in the nursing home and there's a photo somewhere to prove it :) Good news on that front he really is coming home on Tuesday so that will be an excellent start to 2011.
I must say a big thank you to my secret santa and to Rebecca & Lynda for organising it. Its been great to take part again this year. Want to see what I got??
I think I showed you this one before but its in the photo folder so is coming out again!!
Inside the parcels were;
4 big sheets of soft and colourful felt, a santa for my tree and a gorgeous little pot with a cross stitch top.
A tealight holder printed with snowflakes - very pretty and its been used loads over the past few days.
Two pretty and very festive teddies that have been adorning my tree.
An address book - perfect as the one I've been using is falling apart and has more crossings out in it that actual usable addresses!!
I do know who my Santa was as she put her name inside my card - so a big thank you to Wendy :)
Now I can't remember if we were having a big reveal at some point? I know my ''victim'' got her parcel and she's written a lovely post about. So the big question shall I leave her to guess a while longer or put her out of her misery?? Was it you I wonder????
Christmas day passed in a whirl of cooking, eating, pressie un-wrapping and a tad more eating - there are photos but they are on my camera still so I'll share those next time.
Boxing Day saw us going to my parents - their house is quite small so they divided the family into 2 - those without children went Christmas evening and those with went for tea on Boxing Day. It did mean Boxing Day their house was full to bursting and it was survival of the fittest to get a chair!!
We've also been to visit my FIL and as we guessed all the old ladies in the home wanted to adopt little son - apparently he's cute!! This comes as a surprise as he's busy practising for being a teenager is few weeks and has had a good dose of hormones!!
The boys both had loads of Christmas money burning holes in their wallets so we made a trip to the big electrical stores so an enormous tv and ipod touch could be bought - both gadgets are happily up and running and their new owners are thrilled with them.
We headed back into Ipswich again another day so we could hit the high street - there were sales aplenty and MrVV & I now have some smarter new clothes and new boots each too. Mine are utterly gorgeous and his are practical!! Here are mine - very comfy;
In between all of this I've managed to be ill - had a stinking cold for 24 hours and the only cure was to take to my bed. Think yesterday I slept 20 out of 24 hours!! Much better today thank goodness.
Right I best go - I've managed to confuse my ipod and MrVV is trying hard to make it work again for me - so the least I can do is make him a cuppa!!
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx