The nativity is held in the church opposite the school and it is always a lovely event. To me, it really signifies the start of the Christmas festivities. I am so pleased that the school still do a nativity and have not got caught up in this politically correct nonsense that prevents so many UK schools from celebrating this Christian festival.
What is perhaps the best thing of all is seeing the faces of the parents and grandparents as they leave the church. Everyone shares in the joy of seeing those earnest, innocent little people acting out the Christmas story unencumbered by silly 'grown-up' opinions or prejudices. Beautiful.
Once I was back it was straight into the sewing. It has made such a difference having everything cut out and ready to go. As a result I've managed to tick a few more jobs off the lists.
I've also had to add a couple of things on!
Stitch initials on aprons
cut out fairy cushion
paint fairy on cushion front
12 tablemats - fronts done, need to stitch fronts to backs & topstitch
fix dammit doll poems on to dolls
fix button on scarf
sew buttons onto 4 reading pillows
Make cushion pads for 4 reading pillows and fairy pillow
Monster's crochet blanket
Sew ends in on Minx's crochet blanket
Shopping bag for Mother-in-Law finished:
Cushion cover for little nephew's present finished:
Front panels of twelve tablemats for Mother-in-Law finished:
2 Dammit Dolls for teachers' presents finished:
As Moogsdad is out, with his Five-a-side footie mates, for a Christmas curry tonight, I'll be able to do a bit more sewing without worrying about the noise of the sewing machine disturbing his televisual relaxation. Once the little darlings are in bed I'll get on with finishing the table mats.
It's amazing how one good day of sewing can make everything seem, somehow, more achievable. At this rate I may even get time next week to really go for it with the crochet on Monster's blanket :)
I've hardly looked at the computer today or lurked around in blogland. If I'm awake early tomorrow I'll have to catch up - I still need my fix after all ;)
DH must have realised how addicted I am. He told me he needs to find out if his Dad has managed to get his broadband connection sorted out yet because if he has I'll still be able to blog while we are staying with the in-laws over Christmas!!!! Love that man :)