Normally, at this time of the year, I flood my blog with festive inspired creations. A few factors have hindered this happening this year one being that my mind is still stuck back in March, possibly April… certainly not December!!!!
That said, a few weeks ago I received Happy Mail indeed, stamps from Catherine Moore’s Character Constructions, Vintage Christmas plates No. 6 – 9.
Inking up Plate No. 9, along with stamps:- dresses, arms and feet, from various other CC stamps plates, I really did have a great deal of fun making what I’m about to share in this post. Lots of fussy cutting involved, my fingers are still refusing to speak to me!
(words – Lynne Moncrieff 2016)
Clan MacDeer & Their Festive Shenanigans
If you travel north of my home, keep to the country roads and give yourself enough time in your journey to stop along the way, stretch your legs, partake of light refreshments. Eventually, after what seems an eternity, you will spy a castle rising out of the gloaming. At first sight it is imposing, you will possibly have the urge to about turn. Instead, find some courage, some say that a little Dutch Courage in the shape of a nip of whisky is all that is required, I prefer the advice of taking a deep breath and embrace what lies within the walls of the castle.
Guidebooks will inform you that this is the family residence of Clan MacDeer but in the nearby village, whisperings are muttered that MacDeer are no ordinary family, they are magical creatures, half human and half reindeer.
Tis only from 1st December ’til Midnight of 1st January that cheer resonates from the castle. Ceilidh music, the swirl of the bagpipes, the cries and whoops and stomping of feet of those gathered as they dance their way through The Eightsome Reel, The Dashing White Sergeant and the one which sees everyone clamber onto the floor, Strip The Willow. Amongst those whose dresses swirl in the air and whose voices whoop the loudest, are the triplets of the MacDeer clan. Daphne is the eldest by 1 minute 20 seconds.Aggie, she is the baby, with her sweet demeanor and always a quizzical look to her face,she is also the most likely to be fussed over especially with new frocks for the festive season.Mairi’s greatest wish is that she were the first born of the triplets and not the middle girl. She can often be heard telling “a fib” when asked if she is the eldest. Yes, Mairi loves Daphne and Aggie like no other but how she
deerly dearly (!) wants the status of being the eldest.The foolish girl that she is, she has even taken to dressing beyond her years!
Of course there are other members of Clan MacDeer and if time permits, then I will allow an introduction. In the meantime, thank you for stopping by especially at such a busy time.
(words are from my own silly imagination)