Monday, 7 January 2013

Back to some kind of normality...

So the decorations are down and carefully packed away, the post-holiday ironing pile has been dealt with (much of it by folding instead of actually ironing) and Miss U-t-B is back at school...

{Though with Post-Christmas-Decoration Depression setting in, I decided Rudolph would stay for a while at least. The greenery has gone and he's got a floral-sprigged nose cover so he can be more incognito!  I am adopting the idea of having some winter decorations, it seems.

Mr U-t-B is not keen, but I am going to try to convince him my 
deer head + woodburner + skates + cosy chair combo 
is as close to a 'ski-lodge' as he's ever likely to get, 
and see if Rudie can stay awhile. }

It's time to get back into the swing of things...

No, no, not like that!

No - with Mr U-t-B now sort-of retired, I think our 'swing of things' is in need of a bit of re-assessment.  
Time to organise my blogging-time, my stitching-time and my work-time to allow for time together, broadening our horizons.

It feels like it might be a bit of a juggling act to start with! We'll see how many balls we can keep going!


  1. I love Rudolf I think he looks great, and the ice skates too and with the floral nose he doesn't look Christmassy at all. I decided to keep the fairy lights on the willow wigwams I made. I think they cheer the place up in the grey winter months and luckily there is only me to consider so they're staying :-)xx

  2. I love your Rudolf! I put out winter decorations each year to transition us to Valentine's Day. I have a winter tree up which is branches with handmade scarves, ice skates and mittens. I also have a winter stitched piece and white quilt on the coffee table. I do however know what you mean about time. I am going to declutter my home this year with more purpose and also try and look at my time.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  3. Oh I think my Deer looks lovely,very much at home watching what is going on in the house,leave him where he is Mr U T B will get used to him.Love Jill xx

  4. I have Rudolph lust and envy! x

  5. Rudolph looks great above the woodburner Alix xx

  6. I'm with you on this as you know my decorations are still up ! I had a dog walk with a friend earlier & we commented how some Christmas decorations seem to stay on and on .... and remain all year - she is the Princess of fairy lights !
    Rudolph looks delightful with his pretty heart. At my friend's cafe she is finding it hard to dress the window for January - maybe a snow scene ?

    I have deleted Facebook & feel great !!!