I imagined I would do this post two days ago.
Someone stole those two days from under my nose - which is why I am here at Silly O'clock on a Sunday morning instead!
First off I have to say a big Thank You to Kitty for this lovely award. Just in case you haven't got your reading glasses on, it's a 'Gift of the Gab' award .....who me? I'm sure I don't know what you mean Kitty ;-)....but thank you anyway!
I also have another big Thank You for a lovely blogger who I am just getting to 'know' - Thank You Joanne :-)
I do love the bloggy 'tradition' of awards...but I'm not very good at passing them on. Not because I don't want to - just because I really don't want to leave any of you out!!
So this is how I tend to do it. If you read my blog, either as a commenter or a lurker, or if I leave comments on yours, then please have an award on me :-)
For all of you who did such a good job of soothing my battered ego, two posts back, THANK YOU so much!! My heart was truly warmed by your lovely comments and my ego is feeling much less bruised.
Now, I'm sure you're all simply dying to know what I've been doing this week.....and who am I to disappoint?
We decorated our Christmas tree on Monday. We have a real tree this year, for the first time in three years.
My friend runs a wonderful horticultural project for Mind and she told me they were getting some trees in. We chose a gorgeous little tree in a pot so that we can put it in the garden after Christmas....note to self: don't forget to water it!
This year dressing the tree was a most enjoyable experience.
The reason why is obvious.
Gorgeous new decorations from my gorgeous bloggy friends :-)
I'm also the lucky owner of two of Monda's gorgeous trees - I was sooo excited when I found she still had a couple in her shop, just waiting for me.
My Christmas tree makes me smile every time I look at it, thanks to my very special decorations that will be loved and treasured for many years to come.
Thanks to your support, I decided not to let certain people put me off making handmade gifts.
Minxie had (another!) party to go to yesterday (in fact she's still there for a 'Stayawake-over'). The birthday girl has already had one of my bag and purse combos so I had to come up with something new.
My favourite fairy story when I was small was 'The Princess and the Pea'.
What every Princess needs to help her have sweet dreams is a lavender pillow right?
I'm delighted to say that this little Princess's Mum told me she loves the cushion and she was so pleased to have such a special gift :-) Can you tell I was mentally sticking my tongue out at a certain person when I heard that?!
I wanted to leave you with a really special treat.
Moog doing what she does best.