Firstly I must say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Ours was quiet in places but pretty loud in others.
I took part in the Twelve Days of Christmas swap organised by the lovely Jo at Through the Keyhole. The first present gets opened on Christmas day and you have a present until Twelfth Night.
Jo is master at swaps, I, less so. She gave me a wonderful parcel full of lovely things. The first thing I opened was the book called appropriately enough, Twelve Days of Christmas. I love reading but I don't do it enough, mainly because when I read I want to finish the whole book there and then. Nobody gets food, things aren't cleaned, you get the picture. I started this book the day after Boxing Day and finished it the day after. What a wonderfully indulgent way to spend Christmas holidays. (My Mum also bought me a book ~ The Great Christmas Knit Off ~ I am trying to get a free weekend so I can indulge.)
Also included in the parcel were:-
Green and Blacks chocolate ~ yum.
A writing set.
Magnetic To Do List ~ that's on my fridge already.
Two balls of Drops recycled cotton ~ lovely and soft.
Clicky row counter and Made With Love heart charms in a notions bag.
Heart broach kit.
Fluffy slipper socks.
Truffle Praline Tea ~ tastes nicer than it sounds!
I've known Jo through blogging for quite a few years now, in fact I used to read her blog before I started myself and she was one of the people who inspired me to give it a go. A MASSIVE thank you Jo, I've loved opening those presents every day and I am feeling very spoilt.
Well, that's Christmas over then, the decorations are taken down and they have been packed away carefully for another year.
I almost enjoy packing away decorations as much as I do putting them up, wrapping delicate things in tissue paper and colour coding them. Too much?
The new year has started a bit damp and foggy so it's a bit hard to get motivated, I'd like a good frost and a cold snap. I've got a quiet week ahead, Mr Clicky has gone to Beijing with work, it looks that he'll need to stay inside as the smog is particularly bad.
That's me for now, I'll see you soon with a few things I've finished and my current project.
Have fun.....................Clicky Needles.