Tuesday, 20 November 2007

I'm making a list and checking twice!

Winter is upon us and its cold!!! Finally we have our new central heating boiler fitted along with new radiators. We are warm inside as Dougal and Hamish demonstrate.


I'm trying to get ready for all the Christmas stuff that needs to be done. I have done some shopping and am off to IKEA and M&S this evening to do some more. Craft classes are continuing and I have been making Christmas wrapping paper.


Sarah has given me a new Christmas bauble to replace a glass one that she broke last year. Its cute isn't it. Well lots to do so must be off. New table due to arrive Friday so I'll be back with photos then.

16 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

I love the new bauble...I hope the one she broke wasn't a sentimental piece...and the kitties look so comfy, they're glad they're indoor kitties, lol....glad to see you back...
hugs
Sandi

Mia said...

It is cold here too, we actually woke up this morning to a slight dusting of snow on the ground (the first of the season) and more is to come, if the weather forecast is to be believed. Douglas and Hamish seem very varm and cosy ideed, as I am sure you are too with you new Central heating boiler and radiators. As for Christmas, I have to get started too. Love your Christmas wrapping paper!

Ragged Roses said...

Beautiful wrapping paper Mary! Don't cats just love being warm and cosy, our two have been asleep for days now (apart from the odd stirring for food).
Good luck with all that shopping
Kim x

Kari said...

You're making your own wrapping paper and you're calling ME organized? lol Love it - sure wish I had the patience (not to mention the talent) to do that. I don't even want to imagine how badly I could mess that up. (I love gaudy stuff so much, I'd probably end up covering every inch of the paper in glitter! ha)
Love the pictures of the cat and LOVE the new bauble. Ah Christmas...just makes me smile thinking about it! (But don't hold me to that after I balance my checkbook once this weekend's shopping is done with). :)

Sandi McBride said...

Had to come back to show Mac Hamish and Dougal...such lovely young Scottish Lads they are!!! Wish you were here to enjoy the feast...I'll send pictures of the destruction lol

Jorja's Nanna said...

Love that bell bauble Mary. Also the wrapping paper is lovely.

Annie's Abode said...

Oh how lovely - homemade wrapping paper! I hope all the people receiving your gifts appreciate it.

Your kitties do look warm and cosy and I hope you are too.

Ax

Liz said...

Your Christmas wrapping paper is perfect -what fun to have time and the cash now to leisurely plan for Xmas, I am much the same and don't feel the usual panic that I used to when working -your pussums look very content!

Country Cottage Chic said...

That's a gorgeous decoration & your prezzies will look fabulouswrapped in your handmade papers.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Mary,
Love your sweet cats, they look very comfy. Handmade wrapping paper - I'm in awe!!!!!!!
The new bauble is very pretty.

Holly Woods said...

dear mary,
it is so cold here all of a sudden.
I wonder someone doesn't invent a heater that one coulod tote about, and not look ridiculous.
email me for comment.
P.s. love the darling cats.

Mary said...

Hi Mary!

I am just now starting to think about Christmas - the decorations are out of the closet... I don't shop until I decorate next weekend. That puts me in the spirit!

Your kitties are beautiful. I can tell they are nice and toasty :o)

Your homemade Christmas paper is so pretty! I'd love to try making my own.

Good luck with all the rushing and shopping :o)

Mary

Sandi McBride said...

I have to come in to see the darlins everyday...so snuggly warm on the stairs...now post us some more pictures !!! Tell us how the decorating is coming, etc...
xo
Sandi

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It must be lovely to be so cosy now with your new heating!!xx

thehomelyyear said...

Hi Mary, we're so busy at the moment...certainly know what's meant by multi-tasking. Loads of sewing and other prep to do ready for Christmas.
Margaret and Noreen

Sandi McBride said...

Ohh WEEE...up yet? Just checkin' in with you and the kitties...
hugs
Sandi