Good afternoon and how are you this Wednesday afternoon?
I've had a super day today. My BFF and I had a ride through to Inverness Christmas shopping after dropping the kids at school.
I have managed to get quite a few stocking fillers and had a lovely lunch at Simpsons Garden centre, lots of chatting and great company. I really don't know why we don't do it more often!
Yesterday time just disappeared after getting home from work for my youngest. I then had the dog to walk and a couple of parcels to drop off, by the time we got to the beach it was BLACK, oh my, half past four and it was dark. Boo, hiss, I hate these dark nights.
I then had to pick my eldest boy from rugby and he also had an optical appointment. By the time we got home, had tea and tidied up it was time for Kirsties new series Homemade Christmas. I love her Christmas show.
Oh I also had an early pressie arrive which needed sorting, a new American style fridge freezer! It nearly didn't get in the house, having to remove a door or two to actually get it into the kitchen.
It is very smart and has a drinks dispenser so it is a hit with the boys. I like the fact it is lovely and clean! (Not that my other fridge was bad, honest! But you know what I mean.)
Plus it has a digital temperature control display. Since working in M & S I have become rather obsessive about fridge temperatures, it is one of my job requirements to monitor them.
Isn't it funny what makes you happy!
Back to crafting and I was recently asked for a card with cross stitch on it, as the recipient was a keen stitcher. It is many years since doing any cross stitch and I have to admit I think in that time the holes have shrunk! My new bifocals were on, then off, then on again. The joys of getting older. I used to smile when my mum asked me to thread her needles for her, that time has come! Still I did enjoy picking up cotton thread again. This is what I came up with.
I had forgotten how long it takes to stitch. Some crafts are so much quicker than others, don't you agree?
I went with the flow for this using red and gold thread, then added a little bling to sparkle.
That's all from me today I can hear the calling of a lesser spotted kiddywink "MUM!" Which can only mean one thing it must be feeding time!
Enjoy the rest of your evening. Another day in work tomorrow but hopefully I will catch you later.