Sunday, 30 November 2014

It's that time of year again!

The festive season is upon us once more. Last weekend was 'Stir up Sunday' and we made our Christmas puddings as well as a Christmas cake. Today is Advent Sunday and it's traditional, chez josiekitten, to put up the decorations. So we have spent a very pleasant afternoon getting reacquainted with many 'old friends'! I love all the special memories that are attached to so many of our Christmas decorations. Over the coming weeks, I will try to share a few of my favourites with you. In the meantime, here are our trees. The main one is in our living room.........

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and the second one is in the hall. This tree belonged to my Mum when she was a girl, so dates back to the war. We still have the original angels from that time, as well as decorations that I remember from my own childhood. Some of them are home made by my brother and me! It is pretty special.

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I have done very little in the way of knitting this week. However, I do have some yarn to share with you from some recent spinning. The fibre was my purchase from Woolfest back in June. I loved the bright rainbow colours, it just felt happy! How could you fail to smile when you look at this?!

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School is super-busy right now - Christmas concerts, Christmas fair, cards and calendars to make as well as trying to keep some kind of routine for the children. Next Saturday, Mr JK and I will be up at the crack of dawn to go on a day trip to the Christmas market in Bruges. I do believe there may be some chocolate tasting on the cards!! xxx

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snoopydog said...

LOVE that homespun. Such pretty colours. Pretty trees to. Very festive! Ross

Jenny said...

I gave away or otherwise disposed of a lot of our Christmas decs before the move. It is a good opportunity to update but seeing your Mum's tree makes me a little bit sentimental, must be the time of year.

knittingsandwich said...

the tree in your hall has stolen my heart! what a wonderful heirloom!
and wowza! your spinning is fantastic!!

SapphireBlue said...

When we moved into our house, we didn't have much, so my mother-in-law gave us a small tree and old decorations. 8 years later, we still use the same tree and decorations. Can't bear to part with it.