Brrrr it's a cold one today. We woke to a severe frost and the weatherman was saying it was the coldest night so far!!
DH has the right idea when he gets home from work. A nice warming cuppa and now he can't potter in the garden as its too dark, he winds down with an hour at the table with a puzzle. He completed this lovely one last week.
Is there anything that you or your family do now the dark nights are here that you don't in the summer months?
Stitching and knitting always gets more attention this time of year, but there are also secret projects being whipped up to send out, although there are not so many parcels as there used to be when I first started to join forums and blogs. The postal service has seen to that with it's many increases in prices and weight and size rules.
I sent a little envelope out to Lindsay. Regular visitors may remember that Lindsay and i did a skill swap last year at this time. I knitted a little penguin kit for her and she made me a beautiful beaded ornament for my Christmas tree in exchange.
This year at the meet up she asked if we could do it again and asked if i would knit Hatty, a kit from a magazine ....
She knitted up lovely and went off in the post to Lindsay for her grandson.
I'll be sure to share what beaded delight Lindsay makes for me when it arrives.
Other knitting and the socks are complete and wrapped up in nice Christmas gift paper ready to send to Santa.
A little stitching on the Joyful World and October is almost complete, just the little hedgehog to add, so i'll show you that next time. A little reading arrived with my newsagent. He is able to get hold of the JCS Ornament Edition for me at a fraction of the cost if I was to order it online and pay postage but it is a little late getting to me.
A few nice ones in there this year. Some I would have liked to have stitched for my partner in the ornament exchange we are doing at Needlecraft Haven. All completed and sent out in plenty of time and I have received my return parcel. December 1st is the opening day, another to share with you next post. There is also the winter SAL to show you that I have been stitching when the gallery is open on the forum.
Sunday was the reveal of the monthly ornament challenge. Unfortunately, I only printed off the free design this month and kitted it up, I didn't get round to putting a stitch in, sorry Christine.
I hope you are all staying nice, cosy and warm and finding things in your days to please you. Sending blessings from my home to yours.