Monday, 27 December 2010

Late Christmas Wishes

I hope we all had a good Christmas? Mine was Lovely except for laptop decided not to work anymore *sniff* but thanks to my lovely lovely Neighbour it is now working enough for me to use! My needles wear flying right up to xmas Eve but I did manage to get everything finished

Everything went down well and fitted like it should *phew*

I had a lovely day at the parents on Christmas day and got the best present ever a sewing maching, shes only little but I can see us having many happy  hours together... well once I learn how to work her!!

I leave you with a poem I found


‘Twas the night before Christmas
and all around me
Was unfinished knitting not under the tree.
The stockings weren’t hung by the chimney with care
‘cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds
but I had not finished the caps for their heads.
Dad was asleep; he was no help at all,
And the sweater for him was six inches too small.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I put down my needles to see what was the matter.
Away to the window, I flew like a flash,
Tripped over my yarn and fell down with a crash.

The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
Reminded me how much I still had to go.
Out on my lawn, I heard such a noise,
I thought it would wake both dad and the boys.

And though I was tired, my brain was a bit thick,
I knew in a moment, it must be Saint Nick.
But what I heard then left me perplexed-ed,
For not a name I heard was what I had expected

“move, Ashford; move, Lopi; move, Addie and Clover Move, Reynolds;
move, Starmore; move, Fraylic--move over”
“Paton, don’t circle round; stand in line.
Come now, you sheep wool work just fine!
I know this is hard, it’s just your first year,
I’d hate to go back to eight tiny reindeer.”

I peered over the sill; what I saw was amazing,
Eight woolly sheep on my lawn all a’grazing.
And then, in a twinkle, I heard at
the door Santa’s feet coming across the porch floor.

I rose from my knees and got back on my feet,
And as I turned round, Saint Nick, I did meet.
He was dressed all in wool from his head to his toe
And his clothes were handknit from above to below.

A bright Fairisle sweater he wore on his back,
and his toys were all stuffed in an Aran knit sack.
His cap was a wonder of bobbles and lace,
A beautiful frame for his rosy red face.

The scarf round his neck could have stretched for a mile,
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.
The back of his mittens bore an intricate cable,
And suddenly on one I spied a small label.

SC was duplicate stitched on the cuff,
and I asked “Hey Nick, did you knit all this stuff?”
He proudly replied “Ho-ho-ho, yes I did,
I learned how to knit when I was a kid.”

He was chubby and plump, a quite well-dressed old man,
And I laughed to myself for I’d thought up a plan,.
I flashed him a grin and jumped up in the air,
And the next thing he knew he was tied to a chair.

He spoke not a word, but looked in his lap
Where I’d laid my needles and yarn for a cap.
He quickly began knitting, first one cap then two;
For the first time I thought I’d really get through.

He put heels on the stockings and toes in some socks
While I sat back drinking Scotch on the rocks!!
So quickly like magic, his needles they flew,
That he was all finished by quarter to two.

He sprang for his sleigh when I let him go free,
And over his shoulder he looked back at me.
And I heard him exclaim as he sailed past the moon
“Next year start your knitting sometime around June!”

Author unknown

Thursday, 16 December 2010

A special Happy Birthday

Today 235 years ago Jane Austen was born, My all time favourite Author I had to do a special Blog post to everything Austen

Jane Austen was born In Steventon Rectory on the 16th Dec 1775, and is one of the best known Novelist she was educated in Cambridge and we were nearly robbed of her works in 1783 when Jane and her sister contracted Typhus and nearly died!

Her most famous work is of course Pride and Prejudice with the very dishy Mr Darcy, I have myself had a Love affair with Mr Darcy for neigh  on 18 years after I first read Pride and prejudice when I was 10 years old, ever since the book has never been far away and currently lives beside my bed! 

Who cant love the proud Mr Darcy and the Lively Elizabeth Bennet!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

Next for me is the Handsome Mr Knightly  In Emma who Doesn't Love Friends becoming Lovers, just look at Monica and Chandelier In Friends!

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
oo who doesn't dream of there own Mr Knightly
So Happy Birthday Jane! and without you my life would be ever so Boring as I wouldn't get to dream my nights away with Knightly, Wentworth and Darcy !!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Good Afternoon everyone from a very very cold East Yorkshire, down to Minus 12 last night and were around minus 8 at the moment! I would be loving it if I had a lovely warm house to come to when I have been out but I dont! my boiler is broken and they are taking a ever such long time to come and fix it! getting tempted to get chimney sweep out to clean the open fire so we can at least use that!

Im stil beavering away with christmas presents but had a break for a coupe of days as I had my first order, someone at R's work wanted three doing I was so thrilled she wanted them it made me very happy as I never think my sewing is good enough for anyone to want!

I hope you all had a great weekend Sunday was out monthly trip over to York for a Reptile Meeting, before it starts we always go the Black bull what is a sizzler restaurant and mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm its always good! I came out feeling very full and happy and with unlimited refills of tea I was even happier!

My FMS is playing up this week think its the cold, I am feeling very sorry for myself but taking my mind off it with knitting myself a pretty little scarf/shawl I have linked to the pattern on Ravelry   here its very nice and I'm enjoying knitting it will pop some pictures up when they is more to look at :)

If anyone is interested the doggie is Locke who is 10months old and is a Northern Inuit and a good but a bit big now foot warmer I have had him since he was 7 weeks old when he looked like this..must warn you will go AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Keep warm my darlings

Friday, 3 December 2010

Tag your it

Tag from here
Be extremely beautiful or extremely intelligent?
-extremely intelligent

Go without brushing your teeth for a year or go without washing your hair for a year?
-go without washing my hair!

Be Rich or Famous?
- Rich

Have an amazing shoe collection or an amazing makeup collection?

Be able to sing or be able to dance?

Be stranded on a Desert Island or in the Desert?
-Desert Island!

 Have a Computer or a TV?
- Computer :)
Wear spots or stripes for the rest of your life?
- Spots!

Drink out of a Teacup or a Mug?
-Tea Cup mainly unless I need a big tea fix then mug

Receive a bunch of Flowers or a box of chocolates?
 -Bunch of Flowers
Have a hug or a Kiss from someone you love?
-Hugs are always the best :)

Wear Converse or Stilettos?
-Converse all the way!
Meet Johnny Depp or Robert Pattinson?
- Johnny Depp
Be a Fairy or a Mermaid?

A Coffee or a Cup of Tea?
-Cup of tea and has to be Yorkshire tea :)

Pink nails or Blue nails?
-I dont have nails (I bite) but Blue

Live somewhere sunny or somwhere cold?
-Cold I would love Canada
Have an amazing house or an amazing car?
- Amazing house :)

Be kind or funny?
- Kind :)

Eat Sweets or Cake?
-Cake (carrot please)

Hold a Tarantula or a Snake?
-Snake definately! even though I own both!
that's one of mine;)

Wear a neclace or a ring?

Laugh or Smile?

Be hated or be a hater?
- Hated

Wear Pearls or Beads?

If you had to choose,lose your sight or your hearing?
-Hearing :(

Have lots of money or lots of friends?
-Friends :)

Love or be loved?
- Love :)