Saturday, 23 August 2014

Christmas in August?

Tonight we are going to a Christmas in August fundraiser……I know, I know…..the tradition is either Christmas in December or Christmas in July, but the local Rotary group were so busy with community fundraising last month, they had to postpone till now…..and guess who they called up for Santa duty?

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Mr Sugarlane got the duties….here he is practicing his ‘ho ho ho-ing’ this morning! Should be loads of fun…..Christmas dinner with all the spoils, and ‘Santa’ giving out presents.  I’m really looking forward to getting some more ‘incriminating’ photos tonight! LOL 

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And whilst we’re on the topic of Christmas, I’ve mentioned I’ve been busy designing six new stitcheries…..Christmas ones…..I’ll be sharing them with you very soon…..but here’s a quick look….

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I was working on them last night.  I’ll be making mine into a table runner but they can be stitched individually into bag panels, gift items etc…….but more about that later.

Lots more has been happening here at Sugarlane……

some hexi making

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and now it’s beginning to warm up a bit and spring is certainly here in the north, I’ve been gardening and our crops are ready to be picked sooooo….

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this beautiful bounty of rosellas, aka wild hibiscus flowers, (not the bird kind!) was harvested ready for jam-making tomorrow….it’s my favourite kind of jam!

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Not many left now!

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….well, not at dad’s place anyway……I’m off to pick more from my garden because my plants are full to the brim too!

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Sugary hugs xox  :o)

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15 comments:

Jenny of Elefantz said...
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Jenny of Elefantz said...

Ha ha! I think Joe has found his calling! xx

Gina said...

Mr S looks adorable in his santa outfit. Dad always get called up for Santa Duty, he's got his own suit now.
Love the look of those stitcheries, I'm slowly getting into stitchery so I may be persuaded xxx

Jo said...

Cool Santa.
Looks like a fun night.

Diane-crewe said...

He He Santa looks a bit miserable!! lol x never too early to get ready for Christmas xx

Diane-crewe said...

He He Santa looks a bit miserable!! lol x never too early to get ready for Christmas xx

Kim said...

Good luck to Santa. Your stitcheries look great.

Cheryll said...

Ooohhh yummmm! Homemade jam... :)

shez said...

Hi Wendy enjoy your night of Xmas fun.xx

Pinnylea Creations said...

I've never tried rosella jam but it looks as though it's going to be delicious. Have fun tonight and - hope Santa got his "ho ho hoing" just right :)

Noela said...

Have fun at your Christmas in August function. LOve your Xmas stitchery.
Hugs.....

Susan said...

Christmas in ??any month?? works for all sorts of reasons...those stitcheries look interesting...looking forward to the reveal.

Lin said...

Your Noel stitchery is a great teaser and I love the yellow centres in your hexie flowers. Your rosellas are fascinating - I have never heard of them and you make jam with them? I'm off to wikipedia. xx

Lin said...

Well, it obviously is not a parrot! What an amazing plant - it seems to have all sorts of healing properties and uses for all parts of the plant. Thanks for introducing it to me. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Mr Sugarlane looked very festive. Your new project looks beautiful. Wow how lucky are you....love Rosella jam yum!!!