As you may have read previously, our daughter was born on Christmas Day and celebrated her 8th Birthday this year. No one is ever able to manage Birthday cake on Christmas Day so this year I attempted a gingerbread cookie Christmas tree (thanks to a Lakeland template kit!) with the children breaking off a star as when they were hungry - a success!
Secondly, this is my finished picture for my Mum for Christmas. "Blue bells and Morning Glory" - felt embellished with ribbon and stitching, unfortunately the light is not great but I was really pleased with the final piece.
All which it leaves me to do now is wish you a Happy and Safe New Year - I think 2011 will see my life taking a different direction - more to follow in due course.
Thank you Secret Santa - I'm afraid in my haste ( and trying to keep an eye on the children opening presents in a hurry) I never took a photo of the lovely packaging and handmake crocheted tag, but inside lots of lovely candy cane material there was choc reindeer, pretty pins, a felted stone, needlecase, mug, tissues and a little crocheted robin I'm sure I have seen on someone's blog............ I wonder whose ??
Yes at 2am tomorrow, Christmas Day, I gave birth to our lovely daughter Rebecca. She was the first baby born in James Paget Hospital Gorleston that Christmas and the nursing staff were very lovely - having your baby delivered by a midwife wearing antlers and jingle bells playing was certainly novel.
As was my husband's quote for the local paper which stated" We were happy Rebecca had arrived safely, but she made a bit of a mess of Christmas Day" - heavens forbid!!
So tomorrow will be filled with Merry Christmas wishes and Happy Birthday's and far too much eating, drinkingand being merry.
Have a lovely time everyone and I look forward to sharing my Secret Santa present with you all.
You may well be thinking where does the name "BLINGABLONGA" come from? Well, apart from being a fun thing to say, it is the name my daughter gave her imaginary friend when she was four years old!! Apart from my lovely daughter,I also have a lovely husband and son, two guinea pigs (Hannah Montana and Milkshake), a Hamster (Honey), indoor and outdoor fish - quite enough to fit in with our busy lives !
This is my first attempt at blogging so any ideas or comments will be greatly received!