The Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect is doing its tropical best to get into Christmas mode...
But fake berries and snow are still the go around here..
I like to stitch and sew, but I failed Craft 101..
Nevertheless, I have been hard at it with the glue and scissors, making a felt Tree Skirt (with thanks to Dear D, who gave me this awesome kit).
Have burnt my fingers on the glue gun...
Sequins have been falling off everywhere..
Did you know you could get stick-on red jewels which can substitute for felt holly berries?
They fall off too....
Behold the almost finished project!
Now if I can just figure out how to transport it to the other side of the world...
Thank you all for your kind birthday wishes on my last post.
My special friend M gave me a sweet antique silver sugar bowl and spoon -
Thank you, I love it so much.
|Very special pink roses from Mr Cardinal|
The Sewing Sisters met for Christmas lunch, at V's beautiful pad by the river...
Her hand crafted snowmen are beautiful, made from lots of found jewellery and other sparkles.
She does not burn her fingers when crafting....
We all love her Christmas quilt.
Furthermore, Miss V makes a fantastic Aperol Spritz...
And Happy December, with a look at the last page of Birds of Canada.
I see snow, and soon we will be there.
And so to packing...
Accessories: warm hats, scarves, and a red bag.
One dress. Red wool.
Long sleeved tees...
Cashmere cardigan and sweater...
Jeans and stretch pants.
And the wild card is? one is a leopard print.
Otherwise, very boring altogether but it should work for nearly a month.
I have a heavy snow jacket which lives in Canada, and will wear a navy wool coat in transit.
And do I put it all in a cabin bag like so many clever bloggers?
Of course not! I have a big check-in suitcase, as well as a well-packed cabin bag which includes a beautiful travel rug I bought last year in Dublin.
A flight of about 14 hours requires some comforts.
I take so many other items, medical and precautionary, a little bag with small sewing projects, a kindle, camera, cords and chargers...
And of course, gifts for the family.
And the tree skirt.
and a quilt.
Happy Christmas prep to you all.