Sunday, 7 December 2008

Christmas comes but once a year .....(148)

and aren't you glad, looking at the state of Santa Claus! It's enough to frighten the children.
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Luckily, he didn't. Yesterday Christopher was playing the role at his niece and nephew's school Christmas Fair and had about 50 children through the door of his grotto. After three hours of it he was dripping wet and exhausted. He hadn't even been able to take a loo or drink break - drinking coffee through a straw just didn't work! I stayed for long enough to help him get into the costume and spend some money and then left him to it. I had more than enough of school fairs when I was teaching. I did manage to win a box of chocolates on the tombola and bought this wonderful Dalek. 
From Christmas 2008 03/12/2008 10:43
Isn't it great? I just couldn't resist it. 

On to other Christmassy things. We've got round to getting the boxes down from the loft, but won't decorate for real for a while yet. We have got my Friends for Christmas quilt up though, so here's a much less wobbly photograph - it IS still wonky, but that's Christopher's inability to hang anything straight, not the quilt!!
From Christmas 2008 03/12/2008 10:43
On Friday I made this lovely stocking to stuff with goodies for Number Two Son's partner.
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And now, I must get on. Number Two is coming up from Brighton for lunch today, so we'll have all four of us together for the first time for ages. Time to kill the fatted calf!


Amelia said...

And a Ho Ho Ho to your sweet husband for that portrayal of Santa for the children. I bet they really enjoyed it,

The stocking you made is so rich looking with the stripes going slightly diagonal.

On the menu what is taking top billing!


Candace said...

I've been catching up on your blog, and it sounds like you've been feeling better and have gotten lots done. Your Friends for Christmas quilt is amazing. What a beautiful whimsical quilt.
Enjoy your lunch today.

Gina said...

What a great santa Christopher made. My dad always did santa at gemma's school. the reason being he never needed the padding. LOL

love and hugs Gina xxx

scraphappy said...

I just have to ask, what is a tombola and a Dalek? It seemed to be some sort of a tea cozy? I just can't guess from the photo. Enjoy your family time. What a treat to have everyone together at the same time.

Gretchen said...

What a good spirited Santa! The stocking is great and again I love your Christmas quilt(now quite posting photos so I won't want to make it LOL!)

Lynn said...

That's nice - it's sweet to have a husband that will dress up as Santa for a good cause. So what exactly is a dalek?

Anita said...

Amanda you have made some very lovely things for Christmas. I'm not familiar with what a dalek is? What does it do?

Tanya said...

Um... I don't know what a Dalek is... But your Christmas quilt is a charmer!

Kay said...

That is such a gorgeous Christmas quilt and Christopher is such a saintly Santa! Good for him!

Anonymous said...

Christopher looks great as santa,

Love your stocking, not made any yet, we have some old knitted ones from years back, maybe next year i will be more organized i hope to make some.

Happy xmas to you and your family.

Sheryl said...

I think your santa looks very jolly and not at all frightening.
Love the knitted dalek very cute, dh & I grew up watching Dr Who, I remember peeping around the door to watch it sometimes... very scary when your 10 or 11 maybe even 12.
Your Friends for Christmas looks fantastic, I am still on block 1 (3 penguins) it looks great finished.