Friday, 9 December 2011

ON the 9th day of Christmas ......

Hi every one :) Jo at http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com/  had a brilliant idea for an on line calender and today's my day :).....
so here is my picture for behind my door 




Stitched by me 2010
 as to traditions for Christmas ... welll since we have been married, the main one was having the decorations up by the 6th December (our wedding day 23years this year eeekkk ..lol)


but I digress .....
as a wee child I remember being soooo excited on Christmas eve as we hung our stockings on the door handles of our bedrooms my sister and I .... and they  nothing special, just a pair of nylon tights, but the love that went into the wee gifts in there was second to none .... my mum and dad couldn't afford much but there was always an apple and a satsuma at the bottom..... and each small present was wrapped and eagerly ripped off  in glee ..lol
We always got the yearly annual of our favourite comics .... Dandy , Beano , Mandy or Bunty .... mine were the first two and my sisters the second .....
I blame the parents for my wicked sense of humour ;) 


I  loved the run up to the "big" day with the carol singing ... I was always the first to start and loved going to church, as it  always seemed more special as the candles were always lit each Sunday in December ......
One year when we were very small my sister and I were woken up early as it was snowing and we hadn't played out in the snow before..... so we were bundled into our warm coats and wellies and joined the rest of the children on our street and had a wonderful time ....  one thing that always puzzled me was the fact I could see the stars twinkling in the sky ..... I asked my dad years later and apparently it was midnight we were playing out in all the snow ......


so there you go  a wee insight to a little mouse's Christmas  :)


ho ho ho and merry Christmas to one and all .....and peace and goodwill to all, as it is the season ......:)
until next time take care :)
love mouse xxxx

39 comments:

Jane said...

Ahhhh, lovely Christmas memories Mouse, they ring many bells for me too and I don't know but are playstations, ipods and technology the same?? they're certainly harder to fit in the stockings!!!
Belated anniversary wishes, not long to go before the silver bells ring for you.
Merry Christmas xxx

Kaisievic said...

Sounds lovely, Mouse. What gorgeous memories.


Merry Christmas to you.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Cleejoow said...

sounds lovely :) I only played in snow once on Christmas day... A white Christmas doesn't happen very often here. Mostly it snow in January or February...
Love your door hanger

Shari said...

you have great memories of your childhood Christmas'....we sure hope we have made those memories for our own children, don't we?!?!
Happy anniversary this week!!!!

Christine said...

Great door hanger and wonderful Christmas memories

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

funny what we remember from our childhood and somehow those memories usually make us smile. Thanks for sharing.
Be always in stitches.

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing Mouse! A gorgeous stitched piece and lovely memories, I've never had a white Christmas before! It sounds like fun

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thanks for sharing a part of your Christmas memories with us, Mouse. What a lovely time...

Margaret said...

I loved reading about your Christmas memories and traditions. Happy anniversary! I love that you want the decorations up by your anniversary. And your memory of getting up at midnight. So fun! One year when my DH and I were first married, we, these adult people, woke up early on Christmas. Before sunrise. And we, adults, were so excited, that we decided to get up and start opening presents. lol! Such adults! :D

Parsley said...

What a fun memory of Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

We have a December anniversary too! Ours will be 22 years. Congrats.

dixiesamplar said...

Congrats on the anniversary...and what wonderful Christmas memories to carry with you!

Thoeria said...

What lovely memories mouse ....thanks for sharing. And congrats to you and Mr Mouse - 26 years - WOW! Hope you were both spoiled by the little mice!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for posting, copied and pasted onto the main blog post on my blog. I would have given you the 6th if I'd known, but maybe you were busy celebrating that evening!!
Thanks for the memories of a Victorian Christmas heeheehee.
I put a satsuma in my son's stocking one year and he was totally confused by it!!

DJ said...

Gee Miss Mouse, this stirred up a lot of pleasant memories of my own Christmas' growing up! What lovely memories you have and thanks for sharing them with us! I'm so glad your parents bought you those comic books...cause I sure enjoy your humor!! Thank them for me, will you? *Hugs*

Beth said...

Mouse - what wonderful charming Christmas memories! Thanks for sharing.

Minnie said...

Your Christmas memories made me think of some of my youngerdays thanks for that and I love the Santa door hanger.

Vickie Niggemann said...

Beautiful stitching. Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories!

Bienvenue... said...

Wonderful memories, thanks for sharing with us!
I love your Santa's decoration...
Bisxxx

Kay said...

Love the Santa bellpull - he is really cute!

pam said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions. Love the Santa bellpull. Very nice

cucki said...

hello dear mouse..what a lovely post..so many wonderful memories of christmas..
i love the santa bellpull so cute...
love for you..cucki xx

Lesleyanne said...

Love your bellpull and great memories from your childhood christmases.

Heather's Stitching Story said...

I love your hanger and really enjoyed reading your Christmas memories xxx

Susan said...

Thank you so much for the story I really like your bellpull. And belated anniversary wishes!

Peggy Lee said...

Thanks for sharing your heart warming memories Mouse...and a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and your hubby!
Masterchief and I also had a December wedding. In fact it's this coming Monday the 12th.
Merry Christmas hugs to you!

mdgtjulie said...

Awwww, Mouse, you tell the best stories. Snow is a regular occurrence here. We loved it as kids, but like it less as adults, lol. One year, when I was seventeen or eighteen, my brother took me out "playing" in the snow. He drove me up to the mall parking lot, and told me how to drive in snow. Then he got me behind the wheel and we did skids and spins and I practiced till it was ingrained in me. I instinctively steer into a skid now, and it's saved my butt on numerous occasions!

sana said...

Thank you sharing ypur Christmas memories. It is a very sweet memory!

Anne said...

How lovely Mouse!! Reading your post made me reminisce about my sister and I getting giddy before Christmas!! Love that santa hanger!!
HUGS!!

Angela said...

What a great story, thanks for sharing this with us :)

"pappi puikoissa" said...

What a gorgeous Santa!

Only two candles? So differ traditions... :)

Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing your Christmas memories!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a handsome santa

Maggie said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

Lovely Christmas traditions!, i remember getting an orange and some nuts in my stocking too! and the annual, i'd forgotten about those, lol, how much simpler it was then.

Have a good week

geeky Heather said...

Loved the story about the snow at midnight! =) I also love to sing Christmas carols and love to astonish my friends by knowing all the words...even the second and third verses. ;)

Meari said...

LOL @ playing in the snow at midnight! How precious. What is satsum?

Joysze said...

Love the Santa behind your door. And awww, it brought a huge smile to my face reading about you guys playing in the snow. :D

Lesley said...

Hi Mouse,I love your Father Christmas:) I have managed not to nibble at the candy canes... yet:)

Sally said...

Lovely Christmas memories Mouse. Love your Father Christmas.

Siobhan said...

What lovely Christmas memories. :) I love your Father Christmas!