Now I wake up and my birthday and Christmas have passed and we are heading fast into a new year!
Good news – I got a great new job and I start 2nd January. It’s still in the city though so the train trips are not finished for the time being. It’s a much better job, more responsibility, more opportunity for growth and just a better atmosphere. I will miss some of the people at my old job – that is always the way, but I am sure I will settle quickly into my new role.
I am managing to stitch quite a bit on the train so that is a bonus. I managed to complete Lettres a mon Chat in time for it to be a Christmas gift. I really enjoyed stitching this and I will stitch it again for myself. I used 32 count Bay Rum evenweave (Silkweaver I think), NN 153 Razzle Dazzle Red and Black DMC.
In other stitchy news, I started Paradigm Lost. I am using VC premium Silk in OMG Red on 34 count Heritage Linen in Cafe au Lait – I am happy with this choice. I did make a bit of a boo boo though – I started the stitching in the top left corner, but I had my fabric around the wrong way – I counted and measured and re-counted and re-measured though and I will have enough fabric this way around too! Phew!
Victoria’s Quaker got a little stitching on Christmas Night (it was after all Tuesday) I was hoping to get this finished this year but now I am pushing for a January 2008 completion – my first perhaps!
I also made a heap of jewelry for Christmas gifts but forgot photos – I will have to get some and post at a later date 🙂
The Kitties had a great Christmas too!
Cara fell in love with the tyres on the Little Princesses’ new bike! She rubbed herself against the rubber for a good half an hour I think. I think she just liked the roughness of it! Was very funny to watch here – she was enraptured with it!
Banjo (remember he is a teenage boy!) decided it was fun to try and unwrap what took me hours to wrap and also thought that the glass of milk left for Santa was just too much temptation!
Both kitties were very well behaved around the tree and mostly spent a lot of time napping underneath it. We didnt’ lose any ornaments at all.
Puku also had a great Christmas and here is a pic of her enjoying one of her gifts 🙂 You can see that as it gets warmer down-under, she loses great chunks of the last of her winter fur. We’re getting a large bag full of hair from her every couple of days when we brush her! She doesn’t like it much!
Too everyone in blogland, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas day filled with love and laughter. I also wish for everyone a tremendous 2008 that is filled with every joy you desire.