Busy and happy times at the Red Cardinal nest, as Christmas draws near.
I went to the Concert Hall for the Spirit of Christmas extravaganza -
the Qld Symphony, the massed combined choirs, and stars from the Musical and Operatic stage gave their all!
My favourites were the superb renderings of the Australian Carol, Silver Stars, and the beautiful O Holy Night.
I will be singing Silver Stars with my church choir on Christmas Eve.
I rolled out this old quilt made countless years ago - wish I still had that stitching energy ...
My friend V gave me these hand-made tree ornaments - thanks V!
There has been rather a lot of meeting, eating, and exchanges of Christmas greetings...
M gave me this Lenox tree candy dish, which she found in Macy's, New York.
Now destined for the Christmas table in a few days..
I've been making little Christmas cakes, one for Dad...
who hosted his family at the Old Folkes Home Christmas lunch today ..
The food was Olde Worlde, but that is what people in their 90s like at Christmas..
He loved his presents, and had managed to buy and write on six cards for his six children. Well done, 93-year-old..
I'm working on the piece of white linen bought in Sydney last month.
A Kay Unger, New York design, Vogue pattern V1360.
It is designed for a stretch fabric, but I like to challenge myself..
I cut my normal size neck, centre panel, and armholes, but took it out to the biggest size at the sides. I have lined the linen with bemsilk, and will do the side seams last, pinning in for a loose, cool fit, in the woven rather than stretch fabric.
The Plan is to wear on Christmas Day - which will be Hot!!!
Specially for overseas readers, here is the lovely and much-loved Silver Stars, Australian Christmas Carol.
Have a great weekend, and enjoy the Season