Friday, 12 November 2010

cat, cacti, angels..

Well it is blowing a gale here again today. What a mixture of weather we have had this week. Freezing cold icy blasts that have made the temperature feel several degrees lower that it really is, pouring rain, and now really high winds.
However Tia had the right idea last night

She can always find the best spot. If you are wondering about the terrible white mark on my kitchen table it involved hot plates that had been warmed in the oven. The heat went through the place mat and the table cloth!

My Christmas cactus are lovely this time of year although we never reap the benefit. They are on the window sill at the top of the stairs hidden by the voile curtain.

They do well because the receive minimum daylight in the darker days. They don't seem to like a lot of fuss either. There are three but two are quite similar in colour.

I have made these this week

They look a bit insignificant at the moment but will be Christmas Angels. The pattern is from Popular Patchwork 2007 Christmas Issue. I am going to use tradition Christmas colours for their dresses rather than the modern ones in the magazine.

The buttons arrived for the blogaversary draw gift so hopefully that will be finished this weekend. A Christmas gift is finished and the swap X stitch is coming along nicely.

All is quiet at the allotment John took photos but I forgot to ask him to send them to me so that I could use them here.

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Sally said...

Your Christmas cactus look gorgeous. Mine is in bud but I keep forgetting to water it :( Yep bad Sally.

Can't wait to see those angels.

soggibottom said...

The angels look interesting Wendy.
Our cactus is still in the greenhouse. I have yet to go and rescue it, thanks for reminding me.
as for fluffy face. I think you should move her over slightly to cover up the mark on your table... :-) x x x How could you move her !

Pumpkin said...

Yes, it does look like Tia had the right idea ;o)

I can never get a Christmas Cactus to look that good!

Oh, I can't wait to see more progress on your angels.

mumzy said...

My Christmas cactus is also in bloom but mine is the paler coloured one and I wish I had the brighter one. It is so pretty that bright pink one.

Tia did find a nice warm comfortable place to lay. Too bad about your table top.