Monday, 19 December 2011

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

Good Morning

I know there are still 6 days left but looking at my diary there doesn't seem to be many blogging gaps left! The trouble when you are finally able to get out into the big wide world after almost 4 months is - you want to do it lots and fill the final week before Christmas up!! As well as the boring essentials - Doctors, opticians and physio theres the exciting things too. Off out tonight with my 2 best friends from school - one I've kept in contact with ever since and one I only got back in contact with this year (the miracle of Facebook). They've not seen each other for over 20 years now. We're off to the pub for drinks and catching up - can't wait :) 

Anyhow it does mean that blogging is unlikely to happen anymore before the weekend - so here's one final slightly picture heavy post so I can tidy everything up.

Firstly, I was one of the lucky 3 ladies to receive a parcel from Anne @ Andamento as part of an ongoing PIF (Pay It Forward). Here's what I got;

 A pretty brown paper package tied up with string - with the addition of a very festive smelling dried orange slice. Inside - such pretties;

 The tiny nativity scene fits into its own matchbox, a wooden dove, felt mushroom, glass pebble magnet and bracelet (all made by Anne), a festive Phoenix card, a crocheted snowflake, chocolate coins and a mulled wine sachet. All lovely and all very much appreciated. Thank you once again Anne xx

Now the exciting bit - I now have to prepare parcels for 3 lovely people. So if you'd like to receive something lovely through the post sometime in the next 12 months (mostly likely by springtime) then leave me a comment on this post and tell me your 3 favourite colours and I'll choose 3 names on January 15th. I'll try and add a button to my sidebar later as a reminder too.

The final festive making has finished - just need to start on my collection of January birthdays now - and I've booked a fair for the end of February too :) I finished this fairy the other day - I don't think I'll be able to part with her - she is my favourite so far;

Even her wings got a little extra detail;

I made a final batch of christmas cards most of which have been delivered to family and friends now;

Two of my photos from my blog - tweaked with Picnik and then the photos were printed by Photobox - my task was to paste them onto card and then write them! I don't normally do this but I did have lots of extra spare time this year!

When the postie brought my PIF parcel the other day, he also handed me another one. I wasn't sure what it was but as it had my name on it, I opened it. Inside, a surprise pressie from a friend from another internet forum - this pretty coloured and jingly bag charm - isn't it just stunning - can you see all the knitting/sewing charms on there?

Right, I'd best be off - need to wake those sleeping boys of mine - I need to take one into town to get his glasses tweaked after they, his head and the car boot collided the other night!!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas - be good, keep safe and just enjoy yourselves. 

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


mad about bags said...

hope you have a lovely time tonight catching up!!!
the pif gifts looks fab especially the nativity in a matchbox
please can you put my name in the hat for the pif would be lovely to receive something in the springtime. my favourite colours are green, purple and ermmm anything that goes with purple and green!!!
have a wonderful if not busy week

Louise said...

Merry Christmas to you too. The days are indeed flying by and filling up, I'm also out tonight, with my oldest friend, we tend to see each other only at Christmas, a shame but it feels like we only saw each other last week every time we get together, that's friendship I suppose. My favourite colours are green, pink and red. X.

crafts@home said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and please could you put my name in your bag for the pif, my favourite colours are magenta, turquoise and purple! hmmmmm.....
Sue Xxx

Vic said...

A post full of Christmas cheer!

Merry Christmas to you & enjoy your catch up; facebook can be more than a huge time-waster after all!

Lisa said...

Hope you had fun with your school friends, good old FB!
Your parcels contained some really lovely gifts, that charm is very nice indeed.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
Lisa x

MelMel said...

Have a fun n festive Christmas!x

andamento said...

Hi Vicki,
Funny to see all the pif gifts now on your red and white spotty tablecloth instead of mine.
Glad they all arrived safely.
Have an excellent Christmas.

delia hornbook said...

So good to hear you are out and about again ;-)) Have a wonderful time tonight. Lovely goodies you have recieved and i love your little angel to. Have a wonderful xmas, dee xx

Kashi said...

I am so happy to see how well you are doing now. Especially in time for the holidays. I loved this post. You sound great and I hope you have the best Christmas. Oh yes, my favorite colors are purple, green and pink.

Magic Bean said...

Merry Christmas VV- hope you have loads of fun. No dancing allowed tho'... !Ax

Annie said...

Merry Christmas Vicki, hope it's the best yet!

My three favourite colours ... grey, pale mustard, and white, just to be different ;D

bellaboo said...

Merry Christmas to you all,have a super duper time! :0)

Bee happy said...

Great post, love your decorations :) you have some sweet gifts here. My favourite colours are white, grey and pink :)

Merry Christmas

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Ps love the new look blog :)

Amanda said...

Have a fun night, Merry Christmas.

Pretty at Heart said...

Its already been xmas for you.........receiving such lovely pressies!

I love those handmade cards - really effective.

My fav colours are red, pink and pale blue - as anyone could guess if they looked round our house.

Have a good evening and xmas.

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Lucky lady you :o)

Have the most fabulous Christmas Vicki :o)
And have a great time tonight my lovely.
Take care,

Love n hugs,
Donna xx

Anonymous said...

The rag dolls have turned up safe and sound - thank you, they are lovely and are taking a few days rest on my tree at the moment.

Have a lovely Christmas xxx

Country Girl said...

Looks like Christmas day has come early to the VV home!
I still have a card to deliver to you - hopefully before the 25th :)

driftwood said...

merry Christmas, hope you have truly wonderful times x

Angelfish said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from A Make A Month. Looking forward to the challenge and seeing what you make in 2012.
A Merry Christmas to you!
Fiona xx

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a very merry Christmas,lots of love,juliexxx

Country Rabbit said...

lovely parcels of christmas cheer! merry christmas- wonderful tree!!!! xx

LissyLou said...

Merry Christmas to you, I love the homemade cards x

Pene said...

I love the idea of PIF my favourite colours are red and white and ?? blue!!

Pene said...

I love the idea of PIF my favourite colours are red and white and ?? blue!!

lavender attic said...

Still catching up with my post-Christmas blog reading... please enter me in your PIF giveaway...favourite colours are red, sage green and sea blue.
Sally x

Sharon said...

Just found your blog - which is rather lovely! Can I be entered in your PIF please - my favourite colours are cream, grey and lilac. Thank you Sharon XX

Sheila said...

The PIF idea is fab, i've seen it on a couple of blogs, may i enter too please?
My favourite colours are pink, cream and yellow, but i like any colours that are soft and mellow!
x x x