12 December 2009

A Christmas Quiz

... swiped from Miss D's blog. She's right, Christmas is all about sharing **sweet smile**

1. What 5 items are on your Christmas wish list this year?

Well, let me start by saying that what is on my wishlist vary rarely has any resemblance to what appears under the Christmas tree!! I've got a little wishlist over in my sidebar, mostly scrapbooking items. What I usually do is save up my vouchers and spare cash and purchase things off my wishlist throughout the year.

Some non-scrappy things:

* A tripod - I haven't chosen my ideal model yet, but something sturdy, lightweight and reliable.
* A restful holiday - I know we can't go away anywhere this year, so I'm hoping for at least two days where I don't do "house stuff" on my very precious time off from work.
* A bathroom mirror - The bathroom in our cottage has absolutely no bathroom fixtures except the taps.

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?

Some crocheted handkerchiefs, handtowels etc that my paternal grandmother made for me.
And a gorgeous paperbag album made by my friend Liz.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?

A quilt... but now I'm scrap-obsessed that has gone on the backburner.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?

I can't think of any memorable Christmas presents, although our childhood Christmases were wonderful times spent camping next to the beach.  I suppose that just shows that it's not about the gifts, it's about creating special memories.

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?

Usually she writes a letter to Santa with three requests, and Santa brings at least one thing from the list.  This year she only wrote two things - a rat (as in a real, live rodent) and a Nintendo DS.  I'm feeling a bit sad about that, because Santa is not bringing any pets, and I'm not sure Santa will manage a DS console either :(

6. What is your favorite holiday food?

Lots of summer fruits - mangoes, cherries, plums, nectarines...  We don't eat a lot over Christmas, it's just too hot to think about food!!  Usually on Christmas Day we have prawns, cold chicken and salad. My mum makes the most amazing rum balls too.

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?

I'm not making any Christmas-themed projects, except for finishing off the last of my Christmas cards.  I've almost finished making a 2010 calendar for my daughter for Christmas, I've made some other handcrafted presents too.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?

 I love the old black and white classic Christmas movies - especially "It's a Wonderful Life" and various versions of "A Christmas Carol".  I don't like any of the Christmas comedies (Tim Allen etc) - they just don't appeal to me. 

9. Favorite holiday song?

"Little Drummer Boy"
"Do you hear what I hear?"

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

Spending time with family.


  1. that holiday sounds good karen

  2. Some terrific creations...love that paper! I need to do this quiz too...when I find the time!


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