Can you believe it ... we're almost there, and if we can make it, next week will be the last WOYWW before the New Year! For those not in the know, do pop over to Julia's blog - Stamping Ground - just click the WOYWW link on the sidebar and you can join in the fun. Wednesdays are the days when a goodly number of us bare all - deskwise that is :)
Below is the Christmas card I've made for you all to wish you a very happy holiday season wherever you are and whatever you are doing, whether basking in sunshine or freezing in arctic conditions - I hope your day is packed full of fun.
This represents all the crafting I've managed this week so far - I've been so busy with the million and one things that have to be done before the big day. Today, Tuesday - yes, I'm writing this early for fear that if I leave it until tomorrow I won't find time - I visited my sister, Margaret, and got the chance to view the new nursery for my niece's expected baby ... only about 4 weeks to go now. Another New Year baby ... last year this time we were anticipating the birth of my great-granddaughter. Yesterday, I did the very last of the present shopping and posted the very last of the cards ... it's all go :)
This afternoon I finally got around to baking Lisa's Golden Christmas Pudding - as she very kindly posted the recipe, you can see it here ... ta da!
It's an easy pudding to make - I microwaved it. That didn't stop me from burning my finger, though - very careless of me ... on the plus side, it does mean I can't wash up for a while, shame :) See, I'm typing with one digit down.
Because the recipe makes a pudding big enough to feed the proverbial army, I split the mixture in two, one for us and one for our daughter. And that is where we will be going tomorrow - delivering the presents over there for our grandchildren - no doubt I'll get to view the Hello Kitty haven that is my granddaughter's newly decorated bedroom :)
Not much else to report - except that the weather forecast for here is that it is going be warm but wet, so a white Christmas is unlikely. We've put the sledge back in the shed ... yippee!!
Signing off for another week but I'll leave you with this little message just in case I don't get around to visiting all of you over the next few days.
I think we are all grabbing a bit of midnight blogging, Elizabeth. I thought if I didn't get on now while Hubby is watching a late film i'd be unlikely to catch up with all the lovely WOYWWer's and here you all are at 1 minute past midnight!!
Thanks so much for the card, what a lovely thought and your pudding looks much better than mine. You're right about feeding the five thousand. I'd definitely do half measures if I do it next year, although we've already eaten one third!!! Sorry about your finger though!!
Enjoy all your preparations and family visiting and if I don't get by again this week, have a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy 2012.
hi there Elizabeth, some great news dear kind blogging friend - your yummy candy is here and and so lovely is that card you made it! really is awesome the best one have this year and the only one I have which is hand made actually, but truly is a work of art, I love all the use of the die cuts and the tartan which is very dear to my heart indeed!
Re the candy am going to save it up to open on Christmas eve - always have an extra special one for then and think I will make it yours that way I can blog about it again - have put in on as PPS on my post as already PS with Jude's candy on it!!
I too am wounded and on right arm, happy WOYWW and love the puds and thanks again dear kind friend - and thank hubby for good posting the parcel, and thanks for being willing to post all this way too!
Love Shaz in ozx
The pudding looks yummy. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.
elizabeth your golden xmas pud looks so scrummy.....just needs a bit of cream and a spoon...mmmmmmmm
have a wonderful christmas time!
Well Elizabeth, what can I say after that wonderful blog of yours except have a Wonderful Christmas and stay safe (so that means no sledging should the white stuff come down where you are). Enjoy the pud! Hugs, Neet #4 xx
Gorgeous looking pudding! Have a wonderful Christmas with great company.
Great post Elizabeth! I love your cards and that pudding looks awesome. Hope you and your family enjoy a Merry Christmas holiday. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44
Wow what a lovely scrummy pudding looks so delightful could eat the lot.But then again i dont care for wmas pud ,but yours looks so appertizing im sure they will all enjoy.Have wonderful christmas please pop by say hi as i have some birthday candy on offer
Yes its a busy week this week isnt it! Love the cards. Have a wonderful Christmas. Sunshine Girl – No 38
Pudding looks great, happy woyww and happy Christmas!trace x
What a lovely card and very tempting pudding. I do hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and Every Good Wish for 2012.
Love the card, what a splendid idea and how clever :) I've made the first of 4 cakes (3 for this weekend) and packed the freezer with 2kg of pastry for pies next week! If we are not busy with one thing then it is another :) Looking forward to delving into the Christmas goodies that are wrapped next week :)
I loved the card you sent me - thank you, it's so pretty and in a place of honour! It's been a lovely and busy run up to Christmas, tomorrow night's carol service is the last commitment, then I can put my feet up :) Yay.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas,
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx
Your pudding looks yummy! Lots of busy people on WOYWW!
Thanks for your lovely greeting Elizabeth. The pud looks great but at first I thought you had invented a new way to clean your keyboard using a plaster to ease out the dust!!
Hope you have a Happy Christmas and be sure to check out my blog candy,
Love JoZarty x
Love your blog Elizabeth and that pudding looks delicious
Love the look of that pudding Elizabeth. My husband made one yesterday but he went and cooked it in the pressuer cooker in a muslin bag instead of a bowl, so it looks like a rather large flattish pancake at the moment! We'll find out what it's like on Christmas Day no doubt! Love the digital card, thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your pud!
Your pudding looks super and just followed the link for the recipe and I have most of that to hand and if its micro waveable then its defo on my list to do. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a lovely Christmas and I wish you A Happy New Year. hugs Mrs A. & Two Monkeys.
That pudding looks soooooooo yummy, enjoy!merry christmas, Hugs May x x x x x
Just dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season, Elizabeth!
Thanks for that lovely card and for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog! That pudding sure looks good!
All I can say is YUMMY! Looks fabulous and I could eat the lot! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.
That pudding looks delicious, I think I'm going to have to pop over to her blog and check out the recipe. :) Merry Christmas! (beautiful card too!)
hope you feel better soon
Sorry I have not been able to visit your blog in such a long time, I have been so busy, and there have not been enough hours in the day.
I wanted to also wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year from our house to yours.
Two large puddings from one recipe...result! Looks delicious huh! Hope ,your visiting has been fun today, thanks for the very Lovely digi greeting, you're too clever. And kind. a warm and happy Christmas to you Elizabeth, and yours.
That pudding looks wonderful and I hope you post some pics of the Hello Kitty emporium for us... have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season...xx
Thank you for the card it's lovely! Your pudding looks so yummy and I'm sorry you burnt your finger...darn it! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with family and friends and All The Best for a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year! Thank you for your comments over the last year, I'm so happy you took the time from your busy schedule to visit - Thank You!
I wanted to wish you the Merriest of Christmases, dear Elizabeth... I SO appreciate your friendship & encouragement this past year!
Thanks for stopping by, have a tiny bit of time before my sons and families arrive. I am so excited, a new baby 2 months old I have not yet seen. Little Girl 'Summer Rose". My son is in the Military so will be our first Chrismas with wife and other daughter Sky Lynn.
I have to check out the Golden Pudding, it looks scrumptious. Thanks for posting.
Many good wishes to you and yours, Enjoy the Holiday and have fun.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Wishing you and your family a wonderful christmas.
The card is great! thank you for taking the time to make one for us. The pudding looks yummy!!! hope your finger is feeling better! saw the puppy in your next post too! OMG how gorgeous is he??!! I love Jack Russels they have such adorable faces. Have a great christmas x
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