Welcome to day 4 of the the slightly different version of the Advent blogpost series.
This year we're still exploring and learning, but I'm not the one writing the posts!
Each day the post has been written by a volunteer spinner, they're be telling us about their mid-winter holiday traditions, and a little bit about the place they live. I still need volunteers, so if you enjoy this post please head over to the form here. This is open to everyone, please don't worry about your language skills, or even if you think your holiday traditions aren't very interesting, I want to hear from you!
Todays spinner is Maggie from Surrey, England.
I celebrate Christmas and Hogmanay with family and friends. We usually get together and enjoy food, drink, decorations, and presents.
Our food traditions usually involve Turkey, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake. This year we're away with extended family at a seaside hotel. So I won't be doing the cooking! I have nothing specific planned for spinning but my spindle will be coming along too.
I love spinning natural fibres especially wool but also like to try spinning anything e.g. Plastic bottles, shells, wolf fur - which was lovely and soft. We got into trouble picking bog cotton on the nearby army ranges to spin as the ranger was convinced we were after rare orchids. She just couldn't get her head around the idea of spinning. Other hobbies I have are knitting, listening to audio books, walking at the coast and bird watching.
I'm pretty ambitious with my present crafting, in the past I've made a Fair isle jumper, knitted cupcake!, and fancy socks.
Thanks Maggie for taking the time to write this post, come back tomorrow for another spinner....