Yesterday was very pleasant. I did a bit of clearing up after the family evening but there wasn't a lot to do as I did most of it on Saturday evening.
Then I remembered I hadn't finished the Father Christmouse I was making for a dear little friend so I got that out and done. I'd put a lot of stuff I needed away so had to get it all out again. Never mind!
This time I used a sparkly yarn called 'tinsel' for the fur and I think it's worked really well. I rather fancy making one for myself as well but not for this Christmas.
You can see why it's called tinsel, can't you?
Once that was done and wrapped, I got on with my other knitting, watching DVDs while I did so. Very pleasant and very restful.
Today there's various things happening.
At some point I need to walk to Morrisons - there's always something, isn't there?
Beth's bringing the little friend around, they'll be staying for lunch and we will be giving a few pressies.
The turkey is being delivered. I won't deal with it until tomorrow but my turkey arrangements are usually very simple so won't take long. I'm thinking I might brine it this year as it's a small one and I think I might have a box big enough but for the rest it's just herbs, citrus and onion in the cavity and that's more or less it.
The cleaners are coming in the afternoon.
I must set the telly to record various things over the next four days.
Hopefully, the evening will be quiet and peaceful.
The Christmas music is a jolly carol, much enjoyed form childhood onward. As children, we had a sort of running competition to see if we could do each line of the chorus in one breath. Once I was into choral singing, I enjoyed singing the underlying alto part.
This is a version sung by King's - Ding dong, merrily on high.
I love carols and watched the program Britain's favourite which apparently is silent night. My personal favourite is Hark the herald angel which is nice and rousing to sing. Love the santa.ReplyDelete
I've got that recorded. I'm not surprised about Silent Night' it's very popular. It goes too high for me to sing comfortably and that ending to the penultimate line must be the worst sung of all congregational singing but, well sung, it is lovely.Delete
I sing soprano so love all the descants, especially the ones for Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and Silent Night.Delete
Oh yes, lovely!Delete
Beautiful music and the little mouse you made is adorable! Have a happy day!ReplyDelete
Thanks you, that's so kind. And the same to you too.Delete
Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your friends and family.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Breands, and the same back to you too.Delete
Also wondering about brining the bird. Let me know how yours turns out. Lots of Christmas wishes to you and yours.ReplyDelete
I've decided not to bother. Maybe I will try it with chicken in the new year and see what I think then.Delete