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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

I hope your all having a wonderful Christmas Eve and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas Day tomorrow :)

This is only going to be a short post, as I have a load of things to do today :) So, without further ado, please, let me show you the things I have been baking for Christmas :)

As you all know, I love to bake :) So I have been baking for John and I, and for my dad and Pam, and Johns parents too :) For John and I, I baked a ginger cake covered in Cadburys Chocolate…

Gingerbread Christmas Tree’s…

And for John, a selection of almond biscuits including Christmas tree shaped ones (some have already been eaten before I took this photo, lol )

For Johns parents I baked them a big lemon sponge cake, filled and topped with lemon butter icing, then decorated with Christmas sprinkles….

(they loved it :) )

For Pam, I made her a Tiffin cake which she loves :)

And for my dad I baked him a lemon syrup cake (his favourite cake) but I forgot to take photos of it before I gave it to him :)

Also, John and I bottled our elderberry wine…

and gave a bottle to my dad and Pam, to Johns parents, and a bottle to our neighbours :)

And I took the blackberries out of the freezer, which I picked and froze a few months ago, and made more blackberry jam, and gave the smaller jar to Pam, as she loves it :)

I have also finished crocheting all of my Christmas gifts :) Here is the blanket I crocheted for Johns parents……

I put a Cathedral Edge Border on it, and it is a king-size blanket….

I have also crocheted another 2 pairs of his and her matching slippers, for my dad and Pam….

Some hair-bands / ear-warmers for Pam, one is in chunky cream wool, kept plain, the other is in navy blue with a crocheted flower sewn on, and the last is made in neutral, flecked wool, in the Chevron stitch :)

And I have crocheted Pam a plain beret as I already have crocheted her a fancy red beret ( you can see that in this post ), so I thought a plain one would be nice too..


 

And I have crocheted my dad and Pam a hankie box cover as they always have a box of hankies in their sitting room, so I thought it would be nice to crochet them a cover for it, and I have crocheted them in colours to match their sitting room décor….

And finally, I have also crocheted Johns parents a hankie box cover (of course they and my dad and Pam will be getting a box of hankies, with the cover on, not just the cover, lol ) to match their sitting room décor :)

And all the pressies are wrapped and ready to put under the tree, or to take to Johns parents house tomorrow :) ( you can see the other presents I have crocheted in this post here and in this post here ) In the morning John and I will have a lovely Christmas morning together, then my dad and Pam are coming for Christmas Breakfast, and we will all exchange gifts, then in the afternoon, John and I are going to Johns parents for Christmas Dinner and to exchange gifts, then come home and have a lovely night together, just the two of us, and on Boxing Day John and I will have our ‘second Christmas Dinner’, just the two of us :)

Okey dokey, I am going to finish cleaning, finish baking, change the bedding, have a bath and put my new pyjamas and slippers on, put the pressies under the tree, and sit down with my darling John to have a lovely Christmas Eve together, eating lovely scrumptious food, and watching Christmassy things on TV :)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas :) :) :) :)


14 Responses

  1. #1
    Carol 

    It all looks wonderful, the baking looks scrumptious.
    Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.
    Carol xx

  2. #2
    admin 

    Thank you Carol :) I am just busy baking a quiche now for our Christmas Eve supper, just waiting for the pastry to blind bake :)
    I hope you have a really Happy Christmas Day tomorrow :) xxx

  3. #3
    julie 

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family,you deserve it after all that hard work.Happy 2012 also.best wishes,juliexxx

  4. #4
    Victoria 

    Merry Christmas, I hope you’ve had a lovely day

    Victoria xxx

  5. #5
    admin 

    Thank you Julie :) We all had a wonderful day, I hope you did too :) Best wishes for 2012 also to you :) xxx

    Thank you Victoria :) Merry Christmas to you too, I also hope you had a wonderful day :) xxx

  6. #6
    Pom Pom 

    Hi Melanie!
    Oh, your baking is beautiful! I wish I could taste the ginger cake and the lemon sponge!
    Your crocheted gifts are works of love and absolutely beautiful!
    You are such a nice person. I hope your celebration carries you joyfully as you anticipate the new year! :)

  7. #7
    eli 

    Oh my goodness, what a lot of hard work. And just look at those cakes. I didn’t think I had any more room for Xmas goodies but reckon a small slice would be just enough …yummy. Happy New Year from us all at Flutterby Patch.

  8. #8
    admin 

    Hi Pom Pom :) Thank you for your lovely comment :) I love to bake, so Christmas is a perfect excuse to get baking :) I am pleased to say everyone loved their crochet gifts I made them, which I am very happy about :) xxx

    Hi Eli :) Thank you for your lovely comment :) I am pleased you like the look of the cakes :) Everyone enjoyed them :) xxx

  9. #9
    Pom Pom 

    Oh, I came back to tell you that you’d be so proud of me! I figured out the ripple pattern and now I feel more like a crocheter! :)

  10. #10
    admin 

    Well done Pom Pom, that is brilliant!! Will you be crocheting a ripple blanket then? I am proud of you, well done :) xxx

  11. #11
    Barb 

    Mel,
    I just got a chance to see your C E photos. Whew! you were quite busy this past year and up to Christmas. What a lot of presents. Your cakes always look sooooooo goooooood. :) Everything looks good. The gingerbread is so inviting. I haven’t made a Gingerbread cake in a long time and cookies even longer.
    Happy New Year, now.
    Barb

  12. #12
    admin 

    Hi Barb :) Yip, very busy, lol :) Thank you for your lovely compliments on baking and crochet :) John and I love ginger, so baking a ginger cake and biscuits was a good idea for us, everyone else liked what I had baked for them too I am pleased to say :)
    I hope you have a lovely New Years Eve, and have a wonderful 2012 :) xxx

  13. #13
    Annie 

    Hi Mel,
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas , I just wanted to drop by to wish you a very happy 2012
    Ann x

  14. #14
    admin 

    Thank you Ann :) I hope you have a wonderful 2012 :) xxx

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