Wednesday, 26 December 2012


Morning everyone, Hope you all had a super Christmas - we had a great time in our house apart from little one having a slight tumble down the stairs but apart from a red mark by his eye he was fine!  Bless - we had all the grandparents round for a lovely lunch and had a wonderful day opening presents and playing with the new games with the children.  Children got the Turtle Beach headphones and Hexbugs that they asked for, OH got his new tops and I got a new Windows Phone! whoo hooo.

I wont show you my table this week as we ate at it for Christmas dinner so it basically just has a white tablecloth on it and a neat pile of Christmas placemats, but as I would still like to join in I thought I would show you the Christmas table decoration I made (although he can also be used as a doorstop!) - Charlie the Turkey:



back - isnt that tail feather super!

I used some Westminster Fabrics that I won in a blog hop way back in July and a pattern fromThe Quilters Trader Post I bought whilst at the Malvern Quilt Show. He was called Lurkey the Turkey and I couldnt resist him but I am calling mine Charlie - much friendler!

I hope everyone has a great week off - the children are off until next Thursday now so we have a pantomime trip planned, a trip to see the Gruffalos Child at Birmingham Town Hall and various meet ups with friends and family so a nice fun packed week.

Hope you all got everything you wished for and more.  If you want to join in the fun and show your workspace to the world then pop over to Julias and join in the all the fun.

Thanks for looking - Feeling chilled from Solihull


okienurse said...

cute Christmas turkey! He is too cute to be used as a door stop but looks nice on the table! Hope you have a Happy Holiday...and great week! Vickie #4

Tertia said...

Charlie is too cute! He will be a favourite table decoration for many Christmasses to come, I bet!
Happy WOYWW and may your New Year be filled with lots of good health, happiness and blessings.

Glenda said...

How cute is that! Such an adorable decoration! Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #21

Belinda Basson said...

Our kids have their summer break till the 16 Jan! We are melting in the heat and trying to stay indoors to keep cool. Love your turkey.

BJ said...

Super Charlie turkey there, sounds like you are having a fun packed Christmas. We're a bit laid back here in Surrey, was up your way last Saturday for a whistlestop visit to my uncle for his 90th in Rednal. He shares his birthday with DS so we were busy BEFORE Christmas! Thanks for visiting and have a happy New Year BJ#15

Annie said...

Oh I so love your turkey. How clever.
Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. I'd forgotten it was Wednesday til I switched the computer on :-)
I've done the early prep that I can do for the party later[quiche, icing of buns, cooking of mini sausages etc] so there is just the last minute bits to go in the oven now. Now enjoying a quick bit of blog hopping and a coffee :-)
Biggest hugs,
Annie x

KatzElbows said...

Brilliant turkey and I like that it can keep doors open as well. Just brilliant.

Happy new year, when it comes,
Rachel #26

Francesca said...

What a great turkey! love his skirt. Fab Francesca #28

butterfly said...

Fabulous Turkey! Glad to hear you're enjoying so much lovely family time... Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That turkey is so awesome, clever you for making him! Was he tricky to sew? The fabrics you've used are fab, so festive!! He definitely is a Charlie though :)
Thanks for the comforting words, we are fine. There were lots of laughs as well as tears....
Sending best wishes for a wonderful 2013!
LLJ 16 xxxx

Hettie said...

Great turkey there Nicola. I am back in work for one day Friday then off until the 2nd - woohoo!

fairy thoughts said...

I hope Charlie the turkey didn't get upset at you eating one of his friends for christmas lunch.... he is fabulous by the way. enjoy your Panto but watch out .... he's behind you
janet #8

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, chilled from Solihull, here I am, almost comatose from Ludgershall! Good grief, two days off and I really can't think that I've done much!! I LOVe Charlie, what a great mix of fabrics..incredibly creative of you..he makes a fab centrepiece!

SandeeNC said...

A Christmas turkey that lays bells! lol Perfect! Waving hi from the rainy, but wishing it was snowing hills of North Carolina for the last WOYWW of 2012!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous Christmas turkey :) Hope you've had wonderful Christmas days.

Caz said...

We're just a little bit further down country from you - just outside Banbury and it's none too warm here either - ah well, at least it's not snowing!!
That is one cool Turkey!!!
Enjoy the rest of your Christmas break!
Season's greetings

Caz said...

We're just a little bit further down country from you - just outside Banbury and it's none too warm here either - ah well, at least it's not snowing!!
That is one cool Turkey!!!
Enjoy the rest of your Christmas break!
Season's greetings

Karin said...

Fabulous Turkey!

Happy Boxing day, Karin #51

Krisha said...

Fantastic turkey.
Krish #48

Neet said...

Enjoy the pant - I ecrtainly enjoyed meeting Charlie.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Mrs A. said...

Your Turkey is the tops. Have fun at the pantomime and don't forget to look behind you. Happy New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

Helen said...

Love your turkey! Hope the panto is fab. (or maybe was, by now) Happy WOYWW, Helen 40

Nan G said...

That's one cool turkey! Love those tails feathers! Enjoy your family time and have a Happy New Year! Nan 44

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like the quilting on that turkey. Hope it is a wonderful family break and you get to cover the table with crafty goodness soon.

Ali H said...

One turkey who didn't mind Christmas coming !! He's very cute !! Glad you had a fun time & wishing you & your family a happy. healthy 7 prosperous new year ! Ali #61

Darnell said...

Your turkey is a hoot!! Thanks for sharing!

I'm still making my way around WOYWW. I send you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!! Darnell #53

voodoo vixen said...

I love Charlie, he is fabulous!! Glad you were surrounded by family for a fun Christmas. Hope you have a lovely New Year too! Annette #19

Eliza said...

What an awesome turkey Charlie is so perfect for the season of festivities.

Belated Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year

Eliza #63

Andrea said...

thanks for visiting sorry so late been a busy week !...I love the turkey the fabrics are gorgeous sounds like you had a perfect family christmas and have lots still to do, hope you all have a great time and best wishes for the new year. Andrea x #20

Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm so late in getting round ... like Andrea, just been busy! I like your turkey ... he is just super. And those little dotty bells are fabulous too. I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. Elizabeth #30