I have to face facts as there’s no escaping them. It’s the middle of November, J’s birthday is at the weekend, I’m more than halfway through my Nano and there’s a nip in the air. Ergo, the season of goodwill is upon us.
That and there have been Christmas foodstuffs in the local Co-op since the end of August.
My children have started writing wish lists, normally based on whatever they’ve seen during the most recent advert break and Tea (DD2) is planning her birthday party for the second week of December. It primarily involves most of her class coming to our new house and therefore entails said house being completed on time.
There have also been several discussions on adult wishlists, and I decided that I should make an effort to give my nearest and dearest some kind of idea of the things I’d like for Christmas. So, in no particular order:
Fabric. I’ve been playing with my sewing machine a bit more lately and will be spending a great deal more time at it over the next couple of weeks as I finish off curtains and such for the house. I want to get into making clothes and I have a fabulous dress pattern to do. I also have a green quilt which I need to finish off, so what I’d really like are cotton fabrics with beautiful pattersn, fabrics in predominately red or green and any interesting little scraps of odds and sods that I can piece together or use with the kids.
Books. See Amazon wishlist here. 🙂
Stuff for new kitchen. At another wishlist, right here.
Apart from that, there’s very little I need. I’d like a new laptop, but this one works fine, even if you have to be able to touchtype to use it as most of the letters have rubbed off. Three Nanowrimos will do that to a lappy. I’d like a diamond. Don’t mind if it’s in a ring or a necklace, I’m not that fussy.
I love handmade things too. Make me a cotton bag and you make me very happy. Especially if it’s a smallish one that I can carry a knitting project around in. I have two which are about 12″ square and they’re brilliant. Larger ones are also fab for keeping yarn in, hanging off virtually every door handle in the house. I like handmade dishcloths and houseplants and recipes for tasty things.
Cookbooks! I love cookbooks and favourite recipes. And old ones especially. World War Two stuff, home front and dig for victory and 1940’s knitting patterns.
Okay, will stop there because anyone who actually knows me will be rolling their eyes and going, ‘okay, okay we know all this’.
I’m easy to please. If you put a little thought into it, instead of buying a Boots 3-for-2 box of smellies, I’ll be more than happy. 🙂