Thursday, December 24, 2009

'T'was the night before Christmas ...

I have accepted - albeit without much in the way of good grace - that there was little point to putting up the usual complement of Christmas trees - so I am making do with the small one already in my bedroom and the wooden Balinese one in the rumpus room ...
but that doesn't mean that I am admitting defeat in the decorating stakes.

This morning The Boy [ DD's fiance ] helped me drag the last 'kitchen' box and the three 'rumpus room' boxes down from the shed and within an hour or so, that end of the house was transformed:

a sackful of santas [ or would that be a 'Ho-Ho-Ho' of santas ? ]

a hug of bears

a flock of sheep [ with one caprine ring-in and a stray reindeer]

a patchwork table runner [ designed as an end-of-year project for a class some years ago ]

can you spot the kookaburra-with- santa-hat ?
and it may be a bit hard to see because of the angle, but there's a matching echidna just to the left of the angel plate - and that stitchery at the back? it says ' even our cats believe in Santa '

but 't'is late and Santa's on his way, so, in the words of the classic poem, may I wish you ...
A Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good night


Donna Lee said...

It's still early morning here so I still have a day to get ready.

But, at least you'll be comfortable for the holiday. Right? did the a/c man finish?

Have a Merry Christmas!

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Merry Christmas... just a few more hours and Santa will have delivered his presents to us here in the northern hemisphere. Have a great day.
Best wishes

Hanna said...

LOL - I love the counter. 364 days until Christmas. Here in Sweden we spent it yesterday, so it is over for me now. I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the fingerless mitten pattern that I found through ravelry. I was itching to make use of my alpaca that I had left and your pattern is perfect.

ozjane said...

Happy Happy Christmas and thank goodness those men came and they jolly well deserved at hot roof to work under....silly sausages.
Lovely to see the usual Christmas that makes my once proud of efforts look pathetic....but it has been a Happy Christmas so that is a mega plus.

Lynne said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you too!

So glad the aircon is finally installed.