Expectantly waiting on the verandah for cousins coming home for holidays, with my uncles and aunts.
Caroling around town with our school choir, gathering at my mom’s ancestral paternal home for the annual Christmas Eve party. Sometimes singing carols off key for our grandparents only to be cheered on to sing some more.
Waking up early on Christmas morning to go attend church, wearing our new clothes; the scent of jasmine ,the sound of laughter, music ,the chill foggy December air, the soft Christmas lights all lending a magical aura to the whole season.
It made me very happy that here in Christchurch ,we were able to enjoy a little bit of the many past Christmases , singing carols at rest home,our church and listening to Christmas Music all day long on the Radio.
I’m particularly delighted to slow down, this time of the year specially , to make time for others and enjoy the spirit of the season. Schools closing out for the year and Summer – its just the perfect timing .
Lil B’s school gave us a big surprise , the last day of school by sending us a big box filled to the brim with groceries and a cook book.
Our Christmas tree went up finally. Lil B painstakingly set up the tree, hung the lights decorated it with a lot of handmade ornaments .The cosy glow of the tree lights ,the lazy relaxed pace that has taken over our home, makes me realise that my boys are making some memories that they will carry into their adulthood just like I have from childhood..
This snowflake pattern is my Christmas gift to you all.
Day Star Snowflake Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Anchor Metallic Cotton Thread.
Hook: 1.75 mm (addi)
This pattern is written in American Terms
Sc= Single Crochet
Hdc = half double crochet Dc= Double Crochet