I've named this post after this little sampler I stitched a few years ago, which is fitting in well with my red and white Christmas house at the moment. The little stripy hearts here are some new ones I've made, but I always have hearts hanging all around the house - it wouldn't feel like home without them!
I love to have some hyacinths around at Christmas time too (in fact I love them any time!) - the scent is one of my favourites and I love the freshness of the blooms combined with all the Christmassy things. It's nice to add a little sewn heart to a plant for a gift too....or you can just add one to your own plant to look pretty, if you wish...
More tasty treats are being squirrelled away - I don't like to put things in the deep dark cupboards in case I forget they're there and only find them in spring.... So I have a little Christmas corner where yummy things begin to collect about now....
Pretty cards, arriving each day - I still haven't found the perfect way to display them - but the ones I like best are put in prominent positions like on the dresser, the mantlepiece or the kitchen window sill, and others are clipped onto ribbons and hung from the tops of doors..
Is it REALLY going to snow again this weekend?? Everyone keeps saying so, and when I came back tonight it felt sooo icy, as if there really was snow in the air. So the cosy quilts and winter cushions are out on the sofas ready for some serious snuggling. I hope you are having a wonderful week, with all the Christmassy plans going well - and maybe a little time for something crafty too. Keep warm and cosy. xx
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I am a designer, author, illustrator, stitcher and I just love crafting and making things. I live on the North West coast of England with my lovely husband. My family mean the world to me - I have two amazing grown up daughters and two sweet grandchildren - a little boy and a new baby girl.