Happy 2012 to Us All
No snow here - a rather grey first day of the year. But there was a sunset so I have hopes for tomorrow.
And thank you all for the lovely comments on yesterday's post. I should have added a couple of links - the slipper pattern is from Francine Toukou altered a bit to fit the bigger feet of my nieces. The cherry stones I got loose from Aura Essential Oils.co.uk - the stones have an advantage over other hot pad fillings as they stay warm longer and unlike any other filling, can be washed.
"Cherry stones are a natural by-product in the manufacture of Kirsch liqueur and the Swiss have been experiencing the benefit of warm cherry stones for years! Tradition has it that the distillery workers would tie cherry stones in small bags, place them on top of stoves to warm and, after a hard day's toil, use the soothing heat pads to treat their aches and pains."
And yes Mrs A, those tree baubles are more than 50 years old. I remember them all, especially the plastic snowflakes and stars, decorating the Christmas trees of my 1950s childhood. You can see a snowflake catching the light above my head in this photo taken around 1956. Like many other baby boomers of similar age, I seem to be drawn to anything that brings back happy memories of my mid 20th century childhood - blimey don't I sound old!!