A Christmas parcel arrived from Canada, covered with all these stamps:
Hello to Her Majesty...
When I send parcels to Canada,
Australia Post prints a boring white sticker to go on it, with no stamps.
A few storms, a bit of rain, and the Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect threw up a gorgeous white gladioli...
I hunted through the old books, and found The Christmas Book, c. 1980s,
and well-loved by our children.
Baby Jesus has a particular 80s baby look about him.
It is time to read it to a new generation of little people...
We went to Flannerys and bought lots of sulphite-free dried fruits,
soaked it overnight in good old Bundy Rum, like a good Queenslander should,
and poured more rum over the finished cakes.
The house smelt quite frankly delicious throughout the afternoon...
I spent a good part of the weekend making a cool Christmas outfit,
a floaty long white skirt, and a cool blue top:
The pretty skirt fabric, $12 metre at Spotlight, cool cotton voile with frills, pintucks and ric-rac:
No pattern was used; I made a 5 inch yolk to fit my hips, with elastic waist casing, and gathered the 2 metre length of fabric to fit.
The top, from a length of old cobalt blue lace, over a piece of lining fabric,
was made from my TNT pattern, which I know will be quick and will fit.
I added angel and snowflake pins found in Vancouver between flights, a few years ago.
Only twelve days to Christmas, and lots of carol singing for moi, this week..
How are your Christmas preparations going?
Don't work too hard.