Sunday, 13 December 2015

Happy Christmas


This crib, entirely knitted by my very clever daughter-in-law, seems the ideal illustration for a cyber card to wish all followers and passers-by a really happy and peaceful Christmas.

(I may be back before Christmas if a thought strikes me, but I really ought to be shredding red cabbage, wrapping presents, making mince pies and panicking).

37 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas right back at you. The tree we weren't going to do went up last eve. Tinsel and fairy lights adorn the living room. I'm glad we did it but it's a live tree and no pine scent to speak of. I must search out a wreath or garland today to compensate. That smell is a big part of Christmas memories.

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    1. ER, I so agree about smells. I can take or leave turkey, but I need the smell of it cooking at Christmas!

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    1. And to you, Adrian. What will you be doing?

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  3. Happy Christmas, Frances - what a talented daughter-in-law you have xx

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. And the same to you. Yes. My DIL is a brilliant knitter (and an even better doctor and mum).

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  4. Happy Christmas, Frances. Love the crib figures. My mum used to knit little dolls for Christmas fairs held by the local history society in the village where my parents lived in their retirement years. But hers were little Santa/gnome ones (the Swedish 'tomte' is somewhat of a mix between them) and Lucias.

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    1. Oh! I remember a picture book I read as a child, "Tomte Tumetot and the Fox" or something like that.

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    2. I can't remember ever reading that one about Tomten and the fox, Meike. From an internet search now I get the impression this is one Astrid Lindgren tale that might have become more popular in Germany than here in Sweden! (?)

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    3. I think you're right there, Monica. The book was by Astrid Lindgren, at least the words were - can't remember who did the illustrations.

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    4. I don't know anything about Swedish gnomes, but thank you, and have a good Christmas!

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  5. Gosh, is that the time? Happy Christmas!

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  6. A knitted crib! Never seen one of those, but I really like it.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, too, Frances.

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    1. I bet your mum could make one, Meike. I still have the socks!

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  7. Such cute knitting! Happy Christmas to you and yours. x

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  8. And a Happy Christmas to you as well, Frances! The time, she is a-flying, n'est-ce pas?

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    1. Mais oui. Toujours, malheureusement. Bon Noel!

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  9. What beautiful knitting, Frances. Your daughter-in-law is very gifted. It really is lovely.
    I have washed five cushion covers and defrosted the freezer, so I guess Christmas must be on it way. I hope you and all your family have a very, very happy one, and thank you for another year of great entertainment. xxx

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    1. Oh dear. And I thought cushion covers were self-cleaning. Have a lovely time, Joanna.

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  10. Aaaaw, I love those sheep!

    Happy Christmas.

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    1. And you, Patsy. Yes. I love the sheep. They look...puzzled. As well they might be.

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  11. Happy Christmas, Frances... and the nativity scene is fabulous. I can't even knit a scarf.

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    1. Of course you can, Wendy. You just knit, and knit, and keep on knitting. Happy Christmas to you, too.

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  12. I love all things knitted and these are very special and will be brought out for many more Christmases to come. Hope you and your family have a very happy one Frances.

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    1. The knitted nativity has been around for several years now, and I've been waiting for a photo. Have a lovely Christmas, Maggie.

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  13. I wish you a very happy Christmas and hope that you don't panic so much that you cease to enjoy it.

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  14. The knitted nativity is beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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  15. That's a beautiful nativity scene. Merry Christmas to you. Now get baking!!

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    1. I've not been asked to bake this year, Yvonne (my daughter is in charge). So far, it's the red cabbage and the "salmony bits", whatever they are.

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  16. Lovely nativity scene. Have a lovely Christmas and thanks for sharing your thoughts, laughter and tears with us over the past year.

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    1. Thank you, L. What a nice thing to say!

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  17. That's really lovely, Frances. Have a happy, peaceful Christmas.

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary. Have a happy one, too.

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