When do you start to decorate for the festive season?
I don't really know why, but it's been my tradition to get out the quilts from their resting place on the first day of December....they are in the spare bedroom, all neatly put away in a suitcase.
Above is a Christmas bellpull I made a couple of years ago, gorgeous vintage Santa prints embellished with SRE, sparkly threads and sequins.
Last year at Christmas time we were in Melbourne visiting our DD, who had gone over there to live for a year, it was the coldest Christmas day I can ever remember having in Australia.
It rained and the temp got down to 14 degrees Celsius, and we were booked into a restaurant near the beach, which made it even colder with the wind blowing in from the ocean.
Here in the west it will most likely be hot, in the mid to high 30's.
As I sit here writing this post up my DGD Melissa arrives back in Perth from her travels around the world, here she is in Malta earlier this year, you might remember she sent me some Maltese lace.....her last stop over was in Japan for a couple of days.
I am so glad she is home safely...