IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER,
FROSTY WIND MADE MOAN,
EARTH STOOD HARD AS IRON,
WATER LIKE A STONE.
SNOW HAD FALLEN, SNOW ON SNOW,
SNOW ON SNOW,
IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER,
LONG, LONG AGO.
My absolute favourite carol EVER!! Hear a particularly beautiful version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6yevmluq2M
Well, I have been doing some crafting this past week. I had a whole day off on Saturday (whoopdidoo!!) and so I caught up with a couple of things.
Remember those fabrics I bought last week to make place mats with? Well, my friend chose two completely different ones instead!! Such is life, eh? I shall keep them and use them next year :D
Here are the replacements...
I love these fabrics but haven't got much left. Hmmm, patchwork maybe? Hahahahahahaha...like THAT'S going to happen. Not enough patience. Even my new mantra for 2013 'Make an Effort' won't be enough to lure me into the giddy world of quilting. I adore the results, just know I'm not meticulous enough...sigh. However, I digress....
The same friend also asked for four Christmas sacks, lined bags with drawstrings. She wanted one for her lad, so I thought I'd zshuzsh (how DO you spell that??) it up a bit with some Bondaweb.
Not the best applique ever but I enjoyed doing it :)
Do you remember the Santa Grotto snow scenes I painted a couple of weeks back? Well, in the good old tradition of reuse and recycle...
They magically morphed into the scenery for the Infants' Nativity play! Yay, I'm really pleased that all that effort wasn't just for the one night!
So many kind WOYWWers have sent Christmas cards and little treasures and I'm ashamed to say that I haven't done any...but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for sending them. The latest was this cute little Christmas doll from Wipso and Twiglet. She's gorgeous and so festive and I LOVE her - thank you girls for all the support and camaraderie over the past 12 months. Here she is sitting with Famfa's Korknisse on top of my piano, no less!
So they shall enjoy the festive music when I play my carols!
I felt that I would like to do an e-card on today's post to send Christmas greetings to all the wonderful folk around the world who are part of this amazing, crazy, touching, funny world that my dear mate Julia dreamt up. In the true traditions of Christmas, it's subtle, refined and tasteful......
Happy Christmas, all you gorgeous crafting folk - may 2013 be a good year, filled with love, health and happiness.
Much love, Lunch Lady Jan xxxx