Today was another early start, this time not as nice as yesterdays reason. Today's 5am wake up call was so we could hit Tesco before all the manic "the shops are closed for one day" type shoppers! The place was a totally tip!!!!! the lorries had been held up on the ferry and had arrived over three hours late it looks like a bomb had gone off in there. While there we bumped into Zoe and her man and Sam and her family. I ashamed to say we enjoyed blocking the way and chatting for a few minutes ;)
Later on that day I met up with Sam and Sarah for coffee and a cake a Thorntons (next year we are going somewhere warmer!!) and to look through each others JYC and JOY books. We started doing this last year and it is becoming a new festive tradition for us :)
I'm not leaving the Island this Christmas to see folks, as my youngest niece and her family are coming down to see us. So this would have been my first JOY book without a Starbucks Christmas cup. Sarah is always over on the mainland so she picked one up for me coz she is nice like that ;)
I cut off the base and rim, fold the cup flat and then glued it together. I find the best way to make them stick flat is to leave them under a heavy book overnight. once it was stuck I gave it a good coating of gesso and journaled on it. The flower is the gift tag that came with the chocolates that arrived by post today :) YUM YUM!!!! Thanks Clara ;) The envelope below holds the Christmas shopping lists, receipts and other bits and bobs from today.
December 24th - Christmas Eve
After a few hours housework I sat down in my favourite arm chair with a continuous supply of lattes and hooked the day away whilst watching films, with my cocker spaniels for company.I really wanted to get these two blankets completed and in Jenni ready for Boxing day when we will be taking her to her first Bloodstone outing. A lot of our fellow Bloodstoners have vans and I want her to look her best for this first meeting. Suki-su didn't really help me very much, she just took up too much room on my chair and tried to steal my cookies!!