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Frozen Turkey and Pickled Rudolph

21 Dec

In case anybody thinks the above is a cranberry sauce substitute or a way of preserving venison I will explain. I have been having  another rummage ino the photo gallery of old projects. They are part of a group of apron designs by Daughter Number One.

They generally feature elves doing things that good little elves shouldn’t do. I guess that if you get to make and distribute all the presents there isn’t much of an incentive to be good all year or, in fact, any of the year. This is the aformentioned turkey with his feathers removed and feeling quite chilly. The elves appear to be adding herbs to an oil and lemon mix with which to anoint the bird. The humour is perhaps a little dark. I wonder if dark humour is hereditary.

The next one seems to show an elf doctoring Rudolph’s drinking water with something that is probably not a soft drink judging by the stars he is seeing, the bubbles coming from the dish and  the obvious attack  of wobbly leg syndrome.

Then we have the pyromaniacal elf who does not seem to be content with a light sprinkling of brandy and a quick ‘whoosh’.  He’s obviously looking forward to a visit from the fire brigade. He could, of course be a disciple of The big Cheese.  After all burnt toast seems to be the overriding smell in our house every morning.

Last but not least the attempted rescue of the elf in the pocket is about to be hampered by the appearance of the elf with the scissors.

There is one that is still unmade showing a sleeping santa having his boot laces tied together. Probably someelf  in the workforce objecting to the Boss not pulling his weght

The other thing I found was a table runner and matching mats.

This one is in three bits as it is so long it won’t photograph in one.

Santa is flying over the handlebars as the reins break and the reindeers stampede.

The mats are – We three pengkings.

All friends together.

This week I tried some Sue Box designs. I have never embroidered any of these before as generally they are not really my taste. However, I downloaded some of the free designs and the christmas ones are particularly good. They are well digitised and despite being mostly metallic threads, there were no breakages.  I have made a link to the web page. here are my versions.

I wish you all a lovely Christmas and a much improved New Year.