Tag: Christmas

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SANTA CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS Here in Spain the Spanish do not celebrate Christmas in the same way as we do in the UK. Christmas Eve is their main event and the Family gets together to have a celebration meal and they generally eat the shops out of Prawns and other seafood!!! Although they DO have…

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After making a few snowflakes for the ‘fire and ice’ quilts we created and which are still available in the Project section, I became fascinated by their potential. They are beautiful, each individual, symmetric but also flawed, each growing differently but under the same constraints. To make the patterns for my snowflakes, I first looked…

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Do you like to decorate your home for Christmas?  Each year we look for something different to decorate. How about making an unusual project which also has a practical use – it holds Christmas cards! This short video shows how it is used (give it a few seconds to get started – this was one…

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Rummaging through my boxes (as one does), I rather unexpectedly found a Christmas fabric panel with images showing the Twelve Days of Christmas. I have no idea where it came from or who the designer is. The pieces were sort of cut out by hand with a very scant 1/4″ around some of the rectangles…

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The In-Laws and the 10-course Dinner – Hilda Wessels I was 21, and a newlywed. My in-laws were very high standard people who looked down on me and my parents. So I thought, well, I will show them what a good wife their son got him! For Christmas we invited my parents and his, for a…

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John opened his eyes slowly, noticing that he had almost five minutes before the alarm clock started ringing. After almost forty five years of getting up to do the morning milking, his body clock could have easily done without the mechanical supplement, but he left it set as part of his routine. His ungainly body…

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[Author Unknown] Twas the night before Christmas, and, oh, I was weary. My stitching unfinished, my eyes getting bleary. The stockings weren’t finished, the chimney was bare. And I knew that morning soon would be there. My children and husband were tucked in their beds, But visions of backstitches ran through my head. I’d stitched…

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Twelve Days of Christmas [and yes we know its Christmas Eve, but we like to get things off to a fun start. Merry Christmas all our members .. from now until 6th January we are running the Twelve Days of Christmas Feature, with masses of fun, articles, makes and much much more.   Enjoy  this story…

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There are many reasons for not enjoying Christmas. It could be that you are far away from family or have lost a loved one. Anxiety or other mental health disorders mean sensory overload can cause distress. For some, the sheer commercialism of the season is stressful. The focus of advertising is always on families and…

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It’s that time of year again – Christmas is looming, presents still to be bought/made, decorations to be found in the loft, rooms tidied away ready for visiting relatives and seemingly vast quantities of food to be bought, prepared, and eaten. So – yet again, I’m doing a runner! Seriously? Well, not quite. I teach…