My first Christmas present arrived yesterday – all the way from France– along with permission to open it straightaway ‘as you might need it before’. Before what? I wondered – and then discovered what…
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am by this gift. I adore Marie Claire Ideés – and this beautiful diary/appointments book is quite fabulous. The photography is stunning, the crafts and recipes look wonderful… I didn’t even know that MCI produced an ‘agenda’ like this. A whole year’s worth of delights, from a dear friend.
The French theme continued today at school. Over lunch, whilst discussing the extra costumes needed for the little ones’ Nativity Play [ten blue waistcoats] another colleague said “Ah! I had forgotten about you!”
Angela wondered if I could make some ‘Christmassy outfits’ for their photograph.
I put Annick in my bag [Albert is the same size, but has a blue sweatshirt] and brought her home
I rooted around and found an old red shirt, and some fur fabric.
Sewing Club was cancelled due to snow.
Bob was soldering on bravely at the church [connecting plugs on the PA – that ‘soldering’ isn’t a misprint!] so I just sewed all evening.
Ten waistcoats done and dusted, and two French outfits…
I was especially pleased that my embroidery machine offers the option of ö for Nöel! Here’s Albert's set
Bob has finally come home, so we will have a cuppa and watch the Nigel Slater recorded earlier. Then a well earned rest, I think.