Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Preparations

Today has been busy with Christmas preparation, but there are still a lot of items on the list.
Oh dear.
Presents not yet wrapped -  our tree is still looking a little lonely.
The HD3QEM says she has wrapped hers but hasn't put them under the tree to stop me peeking!  Really, what an insult.   I gave up peeking years ago :-)
But my reading preparation is complete.   I have sufficient to last the holidays and beyond.
The knitting is basically complete -  I will do the two tie bands tonight while watching Antiques Roadshow.  So this afternoon I stitched up the Christmas Sampler. This chart is a freebie from Samplers and Santas blog here.  
Somehow it is difficult to get a realistic pear shape and I decided this one looks like a Buerre Bosc while the Sampler Pear looked more like a Danjou.   What do you think?   Would you know they are pears if you hadn't been told?
It has been another fine hot day here during which we are promised a tropical storm as the left overs of Cyclone Evan draw closer.   That's a little hard to believe at the moment but the garden certainly needs rain.
Have a good evening everyone.

5 comments:

  1. They do look like pears. Are you sure you can't resist just a little squeeze !!!

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  2. Yup they do look like pears and I love them so much xx

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  3. I would definitely have known they were pears, Barbara! Have a lovely Christmas.

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  4. They do look like pears Margaret, they are very neat. There is something very appealing about apple and pear shapes in needlework.

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  5. They definitely look like pears, they're lovely

    Your stack of books looks interesting, I wish I were going to get some time for serious reading this holiday but my children will have other ideas!

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