Sunday, 22 December 2013

Last Minute Essentials

Thank you for all the lovely comments about the little Christmas tree decorations and I do apologise for not answering them all but life is a little crazy just now as I'm sure you will all appreciate, but please keep those lovely comments coming I love each and every one of them.

Every year family and friends drop in to say Happy Christmas which is all very lovely of course but don't you find that some people just don't seem care where they lay their mug of tea or whatever it is you have so lovingly prepared for them. I can't count the number of times I have had to quickly snatch a steaming mug from polished table and place something protective underneath.  
The thing we have to ask ourselves is this...can one have too many coasters? the answer of course is no, we need to have some set out for immediate use and of course some stacked in strategic positions just to set out when needed.





If you remember I made these last year as part of the Beyond the Square motif Challenge


Everybody loved them and they were used throughout the festive period, I made quite a few for friends too.

To add to my coaster collection this year I have made these




Lovely Christmas stars, who would have thought they they would make such lovely coasters but they do and people will just love placing their mugs on a star it gives the base of the mug a lovely frilly edge see...




Don't you just love that mug :)
These of course are Kara's granny stars you can find the pattern here.

Then I had to make more of these because I just love making them and they really are the perfect coaster

Ana's bloom coasters , if you remember I made some in the summer here and as you can see I have made these in Christmas red and green you really can't have too many I have put the regular ones away for now until after the Christmas festivities,

This will be my last post until after Christmas but I will be back shortly after to talk about stash-busting I am very curious to know just how you have all done in 2013 three things to ask yourselves...

Have you busted all of your stash.?
Do you need to continue. ?
Do you need to start ?

There will be more about the Knit a Block A Week Challenge too so lots to keep us busy in the New Year.

Here's hoping that you all have the best Christmas ever! xxx



20 comments:

  1. Hello Linda, great coasters and I agree you can never have too many. here's wishing you a fabulous Christmas and a happy New Year. I look forward to your return in 2014 xx

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    1. Thank you Linda, all the very best to you and your family. :)

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  2. I love the coasters - they're gorgeous. I especially like the star ones. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! :)

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    1. Thank you Debi, best wishes to you and your family too. :)

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  3. Have a wonderful Holiday Linda. I wish you and your family a fantastic 2014.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you so much Meredith I wish you the same. :)

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  4. You've inspired me to look for some knitted coaster patterns. If I don't find any, I will write one!

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    1. Go for it Una, remember they don't have to be round. :)

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  5. Fab coasters Linda - you can never have too many!!
    Happy Christmas Linda - thanks for all your inspiration throughout the year.
    Ali x

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    1. Thank you Ali, it was my pleasure hopefully lots more to come in 2014, Have a lovely Christmas. :)

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  6. These are so festive, Linda. And no, you can't have too many coasters!

    Here's wishing you a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. :)

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    1. Thank you Sue, best wishes to you and your family. :)

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  7. Hi Mrs Linda...Happy Holidays to you and your family...wish you health and happiness.....lovely stars and Christmas motifs...cute.
    Happy Crocheting !

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    1. Thank you Luna, have a great Christmas. :)

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  8. Linda, wishing you and family a lovely Christmas - thank you so much for such a wonderful blog this year love and hugs Jaqui xx

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  9. Such a lovely collection of coasters, Linda. I think it is more fun to have them in different shapes. Great idea! Happy holidays :-)

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  10. All of your coasters are really pretty, Linda. I think this is an excellent idea. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  11. You make me laugh describing how thoughtless those wonderful guests can be! Of course even a large stack of coasters is never enough. I've made countless knitted coasters and they're scattered all through the house, and I have a ready pile in the kitchen under a large pretty rock. Your coasters are all so cute & pretty Linda! I'm looking forward to that knitting challenge ... especially since my new book arrived in the mail today!! WooHoo!! I'm going to have a look through it tonight ;) Merry Christmas to you & your family Linda!! Wendy xox

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  12. Wishing you and yours Linda a magical Christmas time...Merry Merry Christmas!


    Amanda x

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