I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday and Santa brought you all you wished for! I was a very lucky girl yesterday, no inky goodies but some pennies to buy some more stash!
As well as it being Boxing Day today, it is also What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday with the lovely Julia so time to show my desk! As it is the last of 2012 I could not resist joining in!
I know this is not my usual desk, I am sitting in the lounge at the coffee table. It is a long standing custom (since I was a lickle girl in fact) that on Boxing Day I start a new project, whether it is cross-stitch, knitting or even a new book. This year's Boxing Day new project is to start a piece of lace. A Wedding Garter in fact for my Nephew's Fiance Michelle. They are getting married in May and I have been given the honour of making the Wedding Garter. Michelle has left the choice of colours to me and I am going with the traditional colours of white with blue. First of all I need to wind the 50 or so pairs of bobbins and as you can see I am about a quarter of the way through.
Also on the coffee table is an assortment of pressies, mostly Mr Hettie's including the Jelly Bellies and Thorntons toffee. The cup and plate are from my friend Emma and are the latest Portmerion Christmas design. I have collected Portmerion since before I was married and it went in my "bottom drawer"! Told you I was a bit of a traditionalist. You can also see Dobby pearing over the table. He had a fabulous Christmas with a stocking to himself including a pair of antlers and a new squeaky turkey!
And just for Jan, I am sharing a photo of our bed on Christmas Eve complete with it's Christmas quilt on there. I keep trying to encourage LLJ to take up quilting as she is a fabulous needlewoman. It is rather nice snuggling under your own quilt. This particular one was made at the quilting group I used to be a member of. I made the centre square and then it was passed around the group for the various rounds to be put on before being given back to me to bind and quilt. It is one of my favourite quilts and I love to get it out at Christmas as it holds many happy memories.
Right, that is it for today. I need to get back to my bobbin winding and then I can start to make Michelle's garter. Don't forget to go to Julia's blog to see some other desks from around the globe!
Hugs for you all and if I don't visit you before then have a wonderful New Year. Mr Hettie and I are off to a Hogmanay with lots of fun and dancing and I am very much looking forward to it!