So, if you're anything like me (and the rest of the "We're Celebrating Christmas" world) , you'll be sitting here with a cup of Earl Grey, staring glazedly (new word) at this screen, wondering what on earth just happened.....One minute it's all Christmas wrapping paper and big bird roasting times, and the next it's getting quotes in to have the doors widened to accommodate an enlarged girth. That last bit MAY just be me...but you get the gist.
I'm not very au fait with other culture's traditions......do they have manic, overspent gift-buying frenzies at a set point in the year, followed swiftly by a few days of gorging on overly rich food and chocolate? By the shed load? I may have to do some serious research....the door frames are becoming wider than the rooms they access!!
And, in my defence...I'm not the worst....not by a long shot. My children get just one moderate present a piece, we don't buy for the adults in the larger family (just our own spouses'....and even that can be negotiable), I don't have a long list of friends and relations, and I try to make presents wherever I can....but I STILL seem to get sucked into the sheer madness of it all. I shall have to do better.
However (extremely wide grin now plastered on face) I was an Extremely Spoilt Lady this Christmas. The Husband saw fit to give in to my not-so-subtle pleadings (which, by the way, never work when it comes to hoovering or cleaning the bathroom) and bought me The Best Christmas Present. EVER.
Just take a look at this......
Oh....you can't! I'll try again (after I've retrieved the laptop from across the room, where I've just hurled it....).
Right. Here goes. Again.
Ok. Note To Self. Hurling would appear futile. For some reason, best understood by itself, The Laptop is declining all attempts to upload a photo for me. I've no idea why. We've had a perfectly amicable, uploading photos relationship until just now. What I'm trying to show you is the most fabulous quilting frame, which you should be able to see here.... machinequilter.co.uk . (Brilliant! At least that bit worked!) Sadly though, I can't show you any of the practise quilting I've been playing around with, and this blog post is going to look very dull without a photo or two!! But let me tell you....this quilting frame is just THE BEST!!
I'm going to love you and leave you now, in order to practise my hurling technique....I could be a while.....