Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! & giveaway winner

Merry Christmas, everybody! :)
I hope you had (or are having) a good holiday! Mine was busy but very nice, we had a big family dinner on Christmas Eve, having over my grandma, aunt, two cousins and my sister's boyfriend. We had a traditional Christmas dinner with duck, red cabbage, bread dumplings with duck liver pâte as starter and hot chocolate cakes with a fruit salad for afters (all homemade, meaning we spent a lot of time cooking in the kitchen, as is also traditional in my family ;) ).

The picture, of course, is of last Christmas, which I spent in Sydney with my boyfriend. A strange experience, but not unpleasant, although I missed my family. But I could do with a spot of warm, sunny weather around now! We did have a beautiful day today, and went ice skating in the sun. Fun! :)

Now, for the scarflet giveaway winner. *drumroll*
Thanks for answering my nosy questions about holiday dinner and gifts you'd like. It's fun to learn those little things about you! I already told you about our dinner, and as I already mentioned, we don't give gifts in my immediate family, but I received a lovely teapot, tea and biscuits from my boyfriend's family, some more tea and special sugar from a friend and some pocket money from my grandmas. To be spent on fabric, notions and yarn, if I know myself. ;) I treated myself to the Colette Sewing handbook and one of the Stitch'n'Bitch knitting books. New projects for the new year, yay!

Ok, enough rambling! decided on the scarflet winner:
Comment no. 11 is Debbie from Minnado's House, who is having nut roast and chocolate cheesecake for Christmas dinner. Congratulations, Debbie! I'm going to send you an email shortly!

Hope everyone else is also staying warm and having a lovely holiday!


  1. Hehe, I didn't see anything unusual about your Christmas outfit in the picture, until you pointed out that you were in Australia and so I realised a little dress would not be your normal Christmas garb... Of course Christmas is always scorching over here!
    I hope you had a good one!

  2. Tee hee....I am so excited to be the winner! Thank you Alesa. I have replied to your email. Your Christmas dinner sounds great. I too treated myself to the Colette book - haven't had a chance to look at it yet. x

  3. Woo! Well done Deb!

    I think I may need to treat myself to the Colette Handbook too, sounds too good to miss!

  4. Alessa! I adore those bow scarves. I have one in grey. Alas I did not knit it as I am not as clever as you.

    How far is Berlin from Vienna? I'll be in Vienna for a week but I'll probably go on some trips to nearby cities so I'll totally come to Berlin if it's not too far! I adore Berlin. I leave on Sunday. Can't wait!