We only have two easy tasks to perform as part of the blog hop (Jo is kind to us!). The first is, of course to show a Christmassy pic, preferably of some stitching or craft.
So, of course, I am going to show off my Bah Humbugs!
Three are completely finished (by the wonderful Wendy and Sue at my LNS, Lazy Daisy, thank you Ladies) whilst two new ones are waiting for something more to happen to them (plus of course, one has been sent on its merry way to a new owner).
Now, do not let the Bah Humbugs fool you, I love Christmas and strive always for a perfect Christmas (hmmm! Not sure that I have ever achieved that) but there is something about the quirkiness of these designs that I just adore, I am not sure what but I love them!
The second task was to talk about their Best Ever Present. Well, I have two to tell you about.
The first was given to me one Christmas when I was about 12 or 13. That year, all I wanted for Christmas was a transistor radio or trannie as we Aussies called them (in our innocence before that word had another connotation). I remember my excitement as the presents under the tree were given out and I received the 'obligatory' books and pretty things, etc but there was one present that was just the right shape to be a radio yet I couldn't quite work out the name on the label.
Well, you can imagine my joy when I received this:
Now, unfortunately, I no longer have this radio (this pic is from the internet) but I can tell you I had years and years of wonderful times listening to the latest songs on it.
My second memorable present was the birth of my youngest son, NOT happening on Christmas Day of 1991. I can remember being at my sister's for Christmas lunch feeling most strange and I think that I literally sat all day with my legs crossed, telling myself "I AM NOT HAVING THIS BABY TODAY!". Well, it worked and DS2 was born on Boxing Day instead - lol!
Here he is with my Dad, a handsome young man about to fly the nest early next year to take up a job in Sydney. Where have those years since 1991 gone?
Thank you, Jo for hosting such a great blog hop. So, please just hop along to Jo's blog to check out the rest of the Advent Calendar.
Merry Christmas everyone,