Monday, 8 December 2008

Relaxing sundays

Well, Misty certainly decided to relax. She is going through a very snuggly phase at the moment, and likes to be near us. I sat down to crochet some little christmas trees bags yesterday afternoon, and Misty decided that she would sit on my crochet bag right next to me. Doesn't she look comfortable?It was a glorious day yesterday, freezing cold in the morning with lots of frost and ice everywhere, but bright blue sky. As I went downt he garden to feed the chickens and geese the sky was turning the most stunning pink and I debated going back to the house for my camera, but I knew that by the time I had got it the pink would have gone.

The christmas craft market in Le Dorat was on yesterday. OH decided that he could resist going, so I went on my own. There were a lot more outside stalls this year, but then it was very wet last year. There was a wonderful cheese stall run a man called Adrian. He has mainly English handmade cheeses that are absolutely divine. There was a sausage stall, I bought Ian some Cumberland and Lincolnshire sausages. He had the Cumberland for dinner last night and said not to bother getting them again as he prefers the French Toulouse sausages - apparantly they have much more meat in them. Penny had a stall there which looked fabulous, lots of lovely treasures on it, her friend Sandra had a stall next door with some wonderful handmade cards.

When I got home I spent a lovely afternoon crocheting some little christmas tree bags. You put a Ferrero Rocher chocolate in them and hang them on the tree - if I bother with a tree this year, never have I felt so un-christmassy. The pattern is Pennys, and once you get into the swing of them they are suprisingly easy, I managed to make 2 of them during the afternoon.

These are my little bags. The 2 white ones are white wool with a silver thread running through it, the blue one are in a fine metallic yarn. I am really please with them.


menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Lovely crochet bags - very sweet and you should be selling them on a stall yourself. Sweets included of course!

Debra in France said...

Hi MOB, thank you. I really enjoyed making them. This crochet lark is very addictive!

dND said...

Not sure which is cuter, Misty or the bags. I love crochet as it's simpler than knitting, at least to me, and I find it really relaxing.

Funny what you said about the tree, I was like that last year but his year I have one and have decided against the designer tree and gone back to a more old fashioned type. I have a collection of ornaments that mean something, some are gifts some made by the children when they were at playgroup (in some case nearly 20 years old now!) and a collection of specials and naturals - hand made glass or porcelain or straw or my own painted fir cones, and topped with the fairy doll I made back in about 1975. I came back tonight as saw it and even though it's only half done it made me feel really happy.

How about a small tree decorated with your little bags and ribbon bows on the other branches?

Maggie May said...

I absolutely love those crochet bags! What a brilliant idea!
Misty is so relaxed and lovely. We could take a leaf out of their book I think and learn how to relax like that.

Almost American said...

What very cute bags! I like the metallic ones. Hmm - I have some gold yarn somewhere around here . . . not sure I'm creative enough to make them without a pattern though. Any chance you could post it?

farming-frenchstyle said...

Yes, please post the pattern for the small bags. We're not "doing"christmas this year. Too busy moving, fencing etc. Is this retirement?

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Debra, have spent a lovely 15 minutes catching up on your Blog and your doings. You sound very happy - that's great. I have been having a very strange time lately, and look forward to getting back to normal (whatever that might be)!
I wish I could remember how to crochet. Those little bags look just lovely, and it would be a perfect thing to do in the evenings (could I borrow Misty?). M xx
PS. Your new chicken looks very sweet.

Mean Mom said...

What a lovely picture of Misty. I used to enjoy crochet and I made some lovely shawls, when they were fashionable. Must have been early 70s I should think. I can't believe that I gave them away after all that hard work. The last thing I crocheted was an antimacassar for my dolls' house, I think.

I like your little crochet bags. There would be other uses for them, I'm sure. You could be on to something there.

Debra in France said...

Thank you all for you lovely comments about my tree bags. I think I will put the tree up, possibly this weekend, it would be a shame not to display them.

For the pattern, I have it in PDF format as it has some pictures with it, I would be happy to email it to those of you that would like it.