Monday, 23 December 2013

Nearly Ready.....

Hello Ladies,

We're nearly ready but not quite.
I haven't posted for over a week and I even missed my CAL with Chrissie,
Marianne and all you other lovelies who are in Bloomin CAL.
But I have been poorly. It was a stuck in bed, don't want to see,
do or talk to anyone. Then when I had the energy to move from my bed,
It was just to the sofa.
I did try a couple of times to write my blog, but my head didn't want to
behave and concentrate.
My poor crocheting, I look at it, pick it up then after about 5 or 10 mins
I have to put it down. I really miss not doing any. It always gives me a
feeling of peace and relaxation. Maybe I should just try some in the morning
and some later in the evening.

Sorry if I haven't replied to your comments, but I will try and do a catch up
sometime over Christmas and Thank you for leaving one if you have.

So with Christmas looming, I did begin to worry, would I be fit enough for everyone
to be here Christmas day. The thought of a full house (12), with all the prep and
cooking was quite daunting. But Helpful Hubby decided to take on the chief
Christmas Elf role and with chit chats and lists he decided Christmas would
continue as planned :)
Together, we prepared and made the 3 Christmas cakes that I'd started
( 1 for us, 2 as gifts). I was supervisor, he was gofer.
He measured, mixed and baked. When it came to the marzipan, he
rolled, cut and covered the cakes.
Normally I would make my own icing for the cakes, but this year
we bought ready rolled icing (which actually doesn't taste to bad),
and Helpful Hubby iced our cakes. I was over the moon, I thought
they were never going to be finished. I was able to do a simple decoration
on them, so with Helpful Hubby's help, we had 3 wonderful finished
Christmas cakes.
We shopped together online and got the last of the presents
And now all we have to do is wrap them and get the last of the food
shopping. I now know that we will all muddle through and Christmas will
be perfect :)

I want to take this time to say a big Thank you to all of you who read
my blog and take the time to leave their lovely comments.
I started my Blog in June this year and I have met such a
wonderful group of people, that are willing to help and advise when you are
stuck or unsure about a project, cheer you up on your down or difficult days
and even share personnel tips or tricks that help life or crafting easier.
I have enjoyed sharing my projects and some of my family
joys or sagas with you all, especially the birth of our first Granchild Flynn.
I have learnt tons of new stuff to do with crocheting (and other things
to), that had I not got into the blogging circle would never had
known about. It has given me confidence in my projects and confidence
in mixing with other bloggers.
I wish all you lovely people a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year and look forward to sharing 2014 with you.

Take care
Sally xxx


  1. I hope that you are feeling better now and even better and hopefully back to "normal" by Christmas Day. Your cake looks beautiful, mine is marzipanned, but not iced, so you are way ahead of me! Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours. xx

    1. Thanks Amy, I know I'm late in replying but I really appreciated you get well wishes. Still not 100% but getting there. Hope you finally iced your
      cake and that you had a lovely Christmas.
      Sally xxx

  2. Merry Christmas to you lovely Sally. Hope you are feeling much, much better.
    sending yo a get well hug.

    1. Thank you Meredith, your get well hugs were just what I needed. Hope you had a lovely Christmas
      Sally xxx

  3. Merry Christmas Sally, Hope you are feeling better very soon and that you are back to inspiring people with your crochet, rather like you did me. Thanks for being you.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth for your get well wishes. Still not 100% but feeling a lot more better than I did :)
      I'm really looking forward to seeing how your crochet is going, please let me know how your doing..
      Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
      Take care
      Sally xxx

  4. I hope you are much better and that you had a lovely christmas! I haven't blogged a Bloomin' CAL post for a while but I imagine things will go back to normal in January!

  5. Thank you Hazel for your get well wishes, I'm feeling a lot better than what I did before Christmas. I hope to get back into my regular blogging now.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas
    Take care
    Sally xxx