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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Missed you all.

It is ages since I have written to you, and I have missed you all.  I haven't even checked all your blogs.  Christmas is a very busy time for all us ladies, but I am so glad to be back with you, whether you are an old friend or new to my blog.  I hope you all had a great time, and I send you my very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013.  (note to self, remember to write 2013 and not 2012).

I thought I would show you a picture that I stitched a few years ago, I just loved the colours they were so vibrant, a pity they don't come across in the photo.  I haven't done any stitching for a couple of weeks, and I am suffering withdrawal symptons!!  I have seen a design by Lynette Anderson in her new book, 'Stitch it for Christmas', it's for a round table runner, not sure if that is the correct name.  I quite fancy doing that for next Christmas.  I also have it in my head to do a snowdrop in stump work.  But who knows, I just have to get myself organised.

These are the gingerbread men, two of my granddaughters made, we used the  ready made icing out of a tube, which didn't taste that brilliant, shan't use that next time. The biscuits themselves tasted great.

These are the marzipan sweets they made, the sweets are very moreish!!

How about my Chocolate Log, it is a fatless sponge, which I rolled up as soon as it came out of the oven, and that was fun. (I don't think) and when cooled iced with chocolate butter icing, and then into the freezer.  It froze beautifully so no worries there.

The last baking photo is of the Shortbread biscuits, which we loved, very crisp and buttery.  I just love butter, no low fat spreads for me!
This is a wall hanging which I appliqued a couple of years ago, had great fun doing it.  Can you spot Rudolph?

Had a New Year's day drink with a couple of friends yesterday, they asked if I was interested in going to a craft fair at the end of January. Now what a silly question, YES PLEASE!!!!!!!  My DH just can't understand why I should want to go to another craft show, he reckons I have enough supplies going to the day I die.  What does he know, they are always bringing out new stuff and I wouldn't want to miss anything.  What do you girls think?  I hope June can make it, as we have great fun comparing what we have bought. 

I just have to mention the rain and flooding we have had (the weather is a common complaint on my blog) but it has been dreadful, we have had non stop rain, and non stop snow in USA.  I am praying for a proper Spring and Summer this year.

I guess the decoration will have to come down soon, the holly is starting to dry up and drop leaves and berries.  I reckon once that is done it will be back to normal or whatever goes for being normal.  Keep well all of you, stay away from cold and cough bugs, I am now going to catch up with reading all your blogs.  It has been absolutely super dooper being with you all again.


  1. Great to hear from you! It certainly was a month of busy times, wasn't it? All of your goodies look good and I even learned a new to me word ~ moreish! I'll have to try that out when my boys are around and see what they say. A craft fair sounds wonderful ~ it can never hurt to go to one of those!!
    Have a wonderful new year, Janet!

  2. This post makes my mouth water, once with the sweets you show here (particularly the marzipan, I do love marzipan, even more than chocolate), and then with Snow Days, this beautiful snowman who is in my stash and who will be stitched soon.
    Have fun at the craft show!

  3. I love your Snow Days cross stitch at the top. Those gingerbread men are adorable. I did spot Rudolph now! I hope you have lovely, dry days ahead. =)

  4. Wow! Beautiful!! Gorgeous snowman :D
    Happy 2013 sweetie!! Hugs&smiles

  5. everybody has been very busy during the holidays, don't be sorry to have not read all the blogs...we are several in that case =D
    a real rush those last 15 days !
    so yummy pictures you're sharing =)
    happy new year Janet, to you and yours

  6. All your baking looks yummy. Like your Snow Days it looks stunning. Have a Happy New Year.

  7. Lovely blog Janet , love all your cookies wow they girls were so busy. your choc log is wonderful too.
    Love all your stitching it all looks so stunning. Yes I will be coming to the show.hugs

  8. Happy New Year to you June. such beautiful goodies you and the family made to nibble.

  9. Janet, I am sorry, I've written June after reading you were hoping to go to the craft show with her... Must still be drunk from the New Year celebrations lol.