Yesterday was our annual village Christmas Fayre. A fun, festive event putting everyone in the Christmas spirit.
I had a stall selling my perfumed candles in China cups, printed bags and knitting. My little Sister helped and it was good to catch up with friends. As usual I probably spent more money than I made but it is great to meet fellow artisans and network. Christmas is heading this way fast so brace yourselves!
I’ve had a “Christmas cactus” for about forty five years! Yes! The same plant! I have written about it before but it is worthy of another mention. This plant is psychologically confused! It blooms pre Christmas prolifically. But the flowers have always gone by Christmas time.
It then goes on to pretend it’s an “Easter Cactus” and flowers again. But not only that it displays blooms during the Summer! It works so very hard for little or no attention. In fact this year it had a really hard time when I put it outside for a fresh air holiday. The poor plant got damaged (I do have a tiny garden/ok patio) and two or three branches were snapped off. Un deterred I stuck the broken branches into fresh compost and they started to flower!
These offspring have now been passed onto friends. The lady who gave me the original plant said not to buy plants for the house accept gifts of plants from others. You then fill your home with friends not plants! So true!
Thank you Wikipedia for these images:)
Schlumbergera is a small genus of cacti with six species found in the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil. Wikipedia
Did you know:
The optimal temperature for Christmas cacti is 68 degrees Fahrenheit. networx.com
Busy, busy, busy! A busy life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I never get to the end of my”to do” list ’cause as I tick something off I add more to the end! I am working towards a village craft fair on Saturday. It’s usually good fun, well attended and marks the start so the Christmas season for me.
I’ve also been on a mission to complete one or two of my Works in Progress which I will report on at a later date.
A great visit to Yarndale in Skipton a few weeks ago. This is One of my favourite days out of the year. Of course I didn’t go to buy any yarn, after all my stash is beyond measure! I just went to enjoy the woolly experience. Well, enjoy it I did! I enjoyed buying some beautiful four ply Merino wool. Well it was a bargain and it would have been rude not to buy it. I checked out all of the stalls, which are incidentally, located in a the animal pens of an auction mart. I enjoyed squeezing lots of wools and admired the rainbows of colours. It’s the colours that are the main attraction. I enjoyed buying a wool felt cushion kit. A girl can never have too many cushions (although when I will make it I have no idea!)I did also buy hessian, now I REALLY needed this! Also a roll of Tweed scraps just because I could!