Each year I try to add to my collection of Christmas decorations. Over the years that has added up to quite a collection, and it now takes many hours to put them all out, in several rooms of the house.
Sensible people may scoff at the effort involved.
I reckon if there is fun to be had, why should we miss out? There are lots of ordinary days in the year, but I love Christmas!
I like to make as many of the decorations as I can, and this year, inspired by this great tutorial I found on Pinterest, I made Christmas stockings.
They were fun and quick to do.
I have one for each of us -my Dear Husband (DH) my Dear Daugher (DD) , my Dear Son (DS) my Dear DL (daughter in law) my dear grand-daughter (DGD) and me of course!
I used some music fabric I had and also some lovely naive Christmas images.
When I was little, we were threatened that if we were naughty, Father Christmas would only put a lump of coal and a carrot in our Christmas stockings! If we were good though, we found a tangerine in the toe and some chocolate money wrapped in gold paper, and some coloured pencils and probably a comic book.
I wonder if Father Christmas will be bringing me something this year?