Advent is almost over and Christmas is nearly here . The children are getting hyper excited , and have tantrums on a daily basis . The adults are getting ratty and tired , and wanting to hibernate for the rest of winter . Soon it will be the holidays , and we can all relax and enjoy ourselves .
I took part in an Advent Swap with the Waldorf Mamas' group on Ravelry again - its been another lovely swap , good to take time out from the Christmas preparation madness .
My swap partner was a lovely lady from Germay called Ramona , who sent me this lovely Angel , and Walnut decoration . Its exquisite .
She also included an lovely postcard with its gorgeous illustration from In the Land of Elves .
This was my gift to her , a knitted angel , pattern courtsey of Elizabeth Zimmerman (Christmas Fiddle Faddle) , knitted in rare breed Wensleydale from the Isle of Arran and Kidsilk Haze .
I have cut out a lot of Christmas knitting , not enough time and I am too tired . Still to finish MIL jacket , but that will happen soon. (The above is a little something for someone! , lol) .
Tonight is my Knitting group night out - I am looking forward to it , as we have our secret Santa too .
Just hope I don't fall asleep!
I know this is a sad and difficult time for may but I read a piece by Charles Dickens which some may find helpful ..... I find it quite lovely .
.....do not select the merriest of of the three hundred and sixty five days for your doleful recollections, but draw your chair nearer the blazing fire.... . Look upon the merry faces of your children . Dwell not upon the past ... reflect on your blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes of which every man has some . Fill your glass again , with a merry face and a contented heart!
Christmas Blessings to you all!