Tuesday, December 27, 2016


We had a lovely Christmas at home with just our family this year. It was still busy but fun with all the little people. Benny, Sammy and Alice especially loved all the gifts! We all ate too much and there were too many presents but it was a fun time. Here are a few photos of it all. On Christmas eve we had dinner together and some of us went for a swim.

We then gathered for a cold lunch on Christmas day. It was nice to get a few family shots this time. The gifts were very well received! This was the tree with our presents under it. Imagine what it looked like when the rest were added! No wonder the littlies were excited.

Lyndal took these lovely photos of us with all the grandies. Lovely to have one with them and us in it!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Outings and a bit of stitching

This week was going to be a little quieter but it didn't end up being so. Mind you there was a bit of shopping, wrapping and cooking going on as well. On Sunday we went to the Carols night at Kingston. Pa does the sound every year and this year he had two very special helpers!
On Tuesday we minded the big boys and went with Alice and Mummy to the National Gallery. There is a new play space there that is great fun!

On Wednesday night we had a lovely dinner out with the Friday night stitchers at Wood and Coal in the city. The food was delicious.

 We have a secret Santa and all the gifts were just lovely. I had to take a photo of the one Audrey made, as she has done so much beautiful stitching!
 Some of us chose to share a dessert platter! It was amazing.
 Not too much stitching has been happening here. I have slowly stitched this little cross stitch.
 I made this decoration for part of my secret Santa gift for Wednesday night. It is a Marg Low pattern using a Theodora Cleave hand painted button.
So hard to know what to give little Jack for Christmas! With 2 big brothers their house is full of great toys! So here are another 2 t-shirts for him.
Only two more sleeps till Santa comes! Hope you all have a really wonderful Christmas and a restful break and thank you for continuing to visit my little blog.