Darling Daughter and I went to a quilt and craft exhibition last week. It was in a very old church in a lovely village called Gresford.fThe exhibition is located in the beautiful village church. As we walked up the church path we were met by a Yew tree. This tree is 1600 years old!! Now that is old!
The interior of the church is traditional and quite magnificent made even more so by the Quilts and crafts draped over ancient pews and hung by stunning stained glass windows. The Quilts were displayed to show the artistic and imaginative work to its best. I must apologise for the photo quality which was due to the reduced lighting (that’s my excuse!)I couldn’t ignore the wonderful Quilted Santa Claus or the many Quilts hanging nearby
This particular quilt was made using vintage lace doilies. Now I know what to do with my doily stash!
This wreath was good food for thought using Tweed, felt and Burlap. It was a super day out, full of inspiration and information. Oh and I must say that the village hall made a great cafe with tasty cakes, yummy sandwiches and good coffee.
I find it hard to believe that there are 73 children living in Chester and North Wales who will not be receiving Christmas presents this year. This is due to extenuating circumstances which has rendered them homeless or in shared housing. These are local children living in our communities.
Well now they will receive their gifts. This is due to a local new charity called Share, a local company called Dandys Topsoil and Turf and the generosity of local people.
Yesterday I took a car boot full of gifts and felt like Mother Christmas in a way I’ve not experienced before. I was only the courier ( OK I did give some gifts) but many were donated by Daughter’s colleagues at Lush Chester.
Just a small effort to make Christmas a little special for some children less fortunate than us.
I recently went to a school Christmas Fayre with Gorgeous Granddaughter who is ten years old. I convinced her to visit Father Christmas as it was a bargain £2 and she would get a gift. Now you’re not going to believe this but Santa was a woman!! OK so She/he spoke in an unconvincingly deep voice but I ask you, surely they could have found a man to do the job! I was so shocked that I forgot to take a photograph.
To add to the confusion the following day we went to a pantomime where the principal boy was a girl! The ugly sisters were male! The Dame was a chap! And Buttons was a female! What is going on? I’m comfortable with gender reassignment, cross dressing or whatever floats your boat but really!
A Lushous Christmas is about to happen for some lucky folk! I bought two of Lush bath bomb wands for my Little girl neighbours. These are multiple use foamy bath wands and are to be swished in the bath water. Swish, swish make a wish! They are yummy, scrummy, foamy treats. I am sure that my mini neighbours will enjoy them.
I also had to buy a “secret Santa” gift for a girl friend. Again I turned to Lush and purchased one of their boxed gift sets. I have included a list of contents as there are loads of products inside. I hope that the recipient enjoys it as much as I have enjoyed buying it. I have to admit that I have a couple of the boxes from previous years and love them so much especially as they are now full of my precious vintage photographs. (Ps the photos smell gorgeous!)
Just as a matter of interest, I generally visit Lush, Chester. Today the shop was heaving with customers but there was a happy, jolly Christmas atmosphere. Happy Christmas!