Sunday, 21 December 2008

Christmas Panic !

All of a sudden (or so it seems!!) Christmas has caught up with us and the whole list of 'last minute jobs' has become NOW !!! All the cards have gone out and gifts for the grandchildren are safe in Santa's workshop with all the others. Menus are being finalised through to New Year just make sure that we don't eat too much :-) and the shopping list for fresh vegetables etc is ready to go !

Our last purchase will be on Christmas Eve for fresh oysters, which have become the 'starter ' to our Christmas dinner since living in Brittany, one Breton custom that DH is very happy to adopt!!! As France provides 95% of all oysters consumed in Europe and 40% of those are gathered on the Brittany coast what else would we eat ! I can't remember how many tonnes are harvested, just that it is a lot!!!

Some news on the quilting front, one Log Cabin lap size quilt finished !

As you can see when the photo was taken there was still some of the binding left to turn (now finished!), but I wanted to get a photo whilst we had a little sunshine . I must have had a premonition about the weather as it has been really grey and miserable ever since ! Don't think there is much chance of snow for us at the moment - and 'dreaming of a grey Christmas' doesn't gel somehow !!! FMQ'd all over in the end, just my own version of stippling, but I am pleased with the result and another UFO off the list !


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful log the red centers..really makes it sing.

sewkalico said...

I have just caught up on your blog. I have been in bed for a week with the flu so although I don't panic about Christmas, I have lost out on some Christmas crafting and timeous mailing!!
Wishing you and your family a great Feastive Season and enjoy those oysters!

Suzanne said...

Very nice quilt!

Happy Holidays!