Thursday, December 25, 2008


Happy Christmas everyone. I know that most of you will not be reading this on Christmas Day but my best wishes go to you all anyway. Firstly I would like to show you what my lovely Spirit of Christmas swap partner gave me....
They all blend lovely with our Christmas decorations. I love the coasters and they will be put to good use. I also love the dish cloth with the coffee cup pattern. I had seen these on her blog and hoped one would find its way into my package. Blossom also has such beautiful stitching that is so neat and even and the Santa hanging is lovely and finally the little angel which is so cute is hanging up in the lounge room. Thank you so much blossom your gifts are truly appreciated.

These are the gifts that I sent to her...
The small round one is a pin cushion that has steel wool in the top to sharpen her pins and needles. 
And some things for her girls...
These are little post-it note pads and chocolates.

I really had a lot of fun putting this together.

Well we are about ready to go to our families house for lunch so I had better sign off. 
Here's hoping you all have a lovely day and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What I've been Up To

Look at what I got a couple of weeks ago....

Yes the next installment for my Pincushion of the Month, and no I haven't made the last one yet but I had decided that I would save them for the holidays as I have 4 weeks off, although the first week is Christmas week so I won't have much time for making things for myself.

We started our Christmas shopping yesterday, yes I did say started, and we got most of it done. I am having difficulty in coming up with something for my sweetheart but I am sure I will think of something. My 11yo son and I are going to be doing the Christmas cooking tomorrow, we are going to make Almond Cresents, Malto Balls and Gingerbread men. I will post photos of the finished products. These are things that are only made at Christmas time so as to make them special and things to look forward to having.
I may not have a chance to post again before Christmas so if not I wish you all a very happy day and would like you to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Last Day of School & a Sick Little Guy

Yes, today is the official last day of the school year. No more school lunches for the next 6 weeks. Wow six weeks sounds great. I wonder how long until I hear "I'm bored! There's nothing to do!" I actually have 4 of the 6 weeks off myself so it is going to be a great summer break.

My poor little guy (11) is home with a bad case of gastro today and he is terribly upset as he has had to miss out on his last day of school Christmas party, Kris Kringle (Secret Santa) and may even have to miss out on the special graduation event tonight. We are hoping that he may be better by then. He is currently having a really good sleep.

I also thought I would show you a picture of my very first blog prize.

Yes it is a wonderful stitchery from Janet at Wildcraft Farm. I am going to add it to my collection.

Also, do you remember this?

It has now turned into this...

A very cute camera pouch. I quilted it to make it a bit more bump proof, and I really love the way it has turned out. I am actually waiting on a new camera that will fit into it from Fly Buys. It should be here in about 6 weeks (at the end of the holidays).

And here is the Thank you card I made for my 11 yo's class teacher to go with her gift which I had to give her instead of him as he is home in bed.

I gave her the current issue of Handmade magazine, a box of Cadbury Favourites, one of my Needley Bit Stitcheries and a Hand Towel like this one but it has apples on it...

These hand towels are really fun to make and they are great to have on hand as they are a suitable gift for all types of occasions. The Pattern came from Homespun Magazine No.32 Vol.6 No.6. and I have used it a lot. You buy one hand towel and you make it into two because you have to cut it in half. It really is great value for money and they are so handy. I have previously made some for myself and I really do need to do some more.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Has Come Early

Look what arrived today...

Well actually it arrived yesterday but I wasn't home so I picked it up from the post office today. All these lovely gifts are from my lovely swap partner Blossom and are now sitting underneath my Christmas tree. I am looking forward to Christmas morning to see what surprises are inside, they all look and feel rather interesting.

Here are the gifts that I sent to her...

And these are for her girls...

I really had a lot of fun putting these together. I can't post photos of the actual gifts until Blossom has unwrapped them so when I find out when she has (probably not until after Christmas) I will show you what I sent. I know that one of the gifts really has her puzzled it is the little round one in the middle. I can't wait for her to see what I sent.