Men innan tomteparaden börjar, ska jag visa min ängel som jag lyckats laga. Hon brukar hänga i fönstret men nu hade hon tappat ena vingen som jag limmat på. Men hon klarar nog inte av att flyga längre utan får finna sig i att stå på tå.
Den här bonaden men kärt tomtemotiv av John Bauer sydde jag för många år sedan. Den hänger i köket över julen.
First I must show my golden angel who has lost one wing. I managed to fix it but now she can not fly anymore. Instead she has to stand on tiptoe.
I have heard silent steps in the night, followed by quiet giggles and laughters. It is all the small Father Christmases which have been crawling out from the corners and moved into our house.
On the piece of embroidery (from a painting by the Swedish artist John Bauer) you can see a traditional Swedish young Santa (or Brownie?). They lived all year round at the farm.
And there is the Christmas train filled with presents and toys. In the front lays the lazy Father Christmas who perhaps has eaten too much Christmas porridge.
The porridge, by the way, is cooked by another Santa. And there is one Father Christmas with a blue jacket and nice boots. And, not Santas, but two sweet mice. They look like they belong in a Walt Disney production. And finally, the little Santa by the Swedish artist Lisa Larsson. He is waving "good bye and welcome back"!