I had agreed a while ago to do 6 christmas exchanges and assumed rather naively that I would have time to do this.
What I didnt count on was spending November writing my first ever novel, or at least the first draft of it at 50k words, and I never had as much time as I had hoped.
The novel is a crime thriller/murder mystery and is something completely unexpected. It is written from the viewpoint of two of the characters, they are linked in some way (no spoliers!) and the story begins after an event, her narrative tells of what happened before the event and his from the event moving forward. I hope it has a lot of surprises and twists and keeps the readers attention but I'm not sure just yet.
I did stitch ornaments for my exchanges, and I liked how they turned out but I also feel immense guilt for not making them all different designs, I hope that the recipients did not mind as it was a pattern that I really liked. The guilt was too much and I knitted each a stocking too. So if you have yet to receive yours then I apologise for the reveal. I have two left to receive but the four I have are all so different and gorgeous. As the pictures will show.
It is the first year that I have done christmas exchanges and the first year I have written a novel and so at least I know for next year. It has also meant that I havent been able to read and comment on as many blogs as I would have liked, but that is going to change (a new years resolution!) and so without any more rambling, here are some pics of what I sent to the recipients;
I apologise for the pictures....
Todays letter is L and this is represented by... Lantern [Yellow] (2000 points) and we have now completed two rows! I apologise n...
Yellow sweet (rapid fire bubbles)
Today's is the letter O, this is represented by... Odd Lamp (700 points)
Today is letter M, and we have... Monsta (1000 points)
The letter 'G' in the Bubble Bobble A to Z is... Grapes (4000 points)