Ready for the off
Looking at my ‘To Do’ list a couple of days ago, I had to chuckle. Along with the usual sort of jobs to remember – ‘make soup’, ‘phone plumber’ – were the following:
– wrap presents
– ice cake
– deck halls [really]
– press angel’s overskirt
That’ll be Christmas, as they say. When else would you be doing the ironing for an angel?
And now the list is all ticked off. Boughs of holly, which this year are thickly covered with scarlet berries, have been spread over windowsills and tucked into antlers: the halls are thoroughly decked (fa la la la la, la la la la!).
My project to re-upholster the Christmas tree angel, which began in January, has at last been finished. Having laid aside the pink velour in which she arrived, she is now resplendent in an outfit which I have made from fabrics I found in cupboards in the castle: lengths of antique lace and the off-cuts of the ivory satin wedding dress of my husband’s grandmother, who married in 1936.
Advent, such a blessed time, has drawn to its culmination. The reindeer are harnessed and ready for the off.
Thank you for visiting and reading Dancing Beastie this year. May you have a blessed, peaceful and very Merry Christmas!