Christmas for me began back in September when I finalised the designs for our school sewing clubs Christmas projects. It continued with kit preparation for all of the Hope & Gloria Team with the help of Sarah our production assistant. At the beginning of November we began making our Christmas gift bags and tree decorations in our clubs.
In December we visited Christmas Fairs to run make and take sessions and things began to feel a little more festive. My birthday was celebrated and so was my son's 11th birthday. Once these celebrations were finished our tree went up and so did the decorations - a grown up tree in the lounge and a children's tree in the corridor near the boys bedroom, with various bits and pieces everywhere else in our home.
In amongst all of this there has been frantic Christmas shopping and online ordering to ensure happy smiley faces on Christmas morning. We have already had family visits and lunches and many more to follow over the next week or so. I am delighted to say that all of the presents are wrapped and ready to be placed under the tree, and a turkey has taken up temporary residence in our fridge!
I am really pleased to have found the time for one last quick sewing project which has been at the back of my mind for the past few weeks. I adore reindeer and made this quick and easy project last night in honour of the adorable creatures that will be pulling Santa's sleigh later this evening.
So now after many months of planning Christmas Eve has arrived - Hooray! Time to relax and enjoy a lovely Christmas with my wonderful family.....the most wonderful time of the year.
Wishing you a fabulous and very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.