Friday, 19 December 2014

More Christmas

This time an elk-looking reindeer Rudolf with an angel friend Celeste and two little Santas Shorty and Skinny. Celeste's star on a stick keeps falling and her ribbon wings are askew, but they all seem like a happy little group.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

A Finish and a Half

Here are the socks I started knitting in November when I could begin to move my arm again.

I used the multicoloured yarn for a tiny pair of Train Socks, here both socks at the heel flap. I did not reach my goal which was to make one pair every month for the charity, but they must have enough knitters without me to get socks for every new baby born in town this year. This pair is going with the big socks for a next year's baby.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Guarding Elf

This little elf with a big beard found a place at the round little window. Christobel the Angel used to sit there, but she claimed it was too cold for her, and also uncomfortable for her long legs.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Just over a week

At home we used to decorate the house little by little, starting with the Advent Candles, and the Christmas tree came in and was decorated on Christmas Eve. A real tree would not have lasted until January 6th in the warm house, with live candles and all.

I use this wreath for Easter as well, just change the ribbons and whatever.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Ginger, cloves ...

...allspice and cinnamon. Can you smell the Christmas baking?

Can you now?

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Blue Moment

Saturday morning at 9,  twenty minutes before sunrise. Using the flash I could make the snowflakes in the air visible.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Scandinavian Christmas once again

Two years ago we had a sew-along to make Lynette Anderson's Scandinavian Christmas quilt together. Melanie and I started it together, and some others joined us. I made the quilt using my own fabrics. I really had no place to hang it, and it was too small for a lap quilt for the nursery home. Then I got the idea of putting it to use in another way.

My sister P knew some ladies who raise money for good causes. The Zonta ladies' Fistula Project sounded like something I wanted to support. So finally my little quilt was the raffle prize at a larger Zonta meeting, and they managed to raise €420 or $530, which sounds like even more money.

Then two of the ladies came to thank me, and brought me all these yellow roses to lighten up my day. Happy End!