Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas decorations...

Another year is almost over. It has still been been fun to share my journey on this blog. Thanks for visiting. Thought I would share my decorations with you and also some recent stitching. Here are some views of the house decorations. I am not really looking forward to taking them down and putting everything back to normal.

It has been nice to have a little time recently to finish a few things. I managed to get my bunting stitched but made it up after Christmas.

 I also managed to complete these two knitted baubles for the girls.
I made several of these little cushions for gifts before Christmas. They are based on a wonderful panel designed by Anni Downs.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy Christmas

It is Boxing day here today so life is a little slower and there is time to blog.....and eat leftovers. We have had a lovely Christmas with the family and especially with the very excited littlies. It was special to have Christmas eve with them though there aren't many photos. Note I have my apron on in this photo.

Christmas day was fun too especially as there were presents! Alice and Mummy came to church too which was lovely. Pa wanted to do some family portraits for his gift and they are just so good.

I hope you have all had a happy Christmas. Thank you so much for continuing to read my blog. I do it for myself but it is lovely to share with you as well.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lovely gifts

We enjoyed a wonderful party last night at Natalie's house for the Wednesday night stitching girls. Thank you so much for hosting and thanks to everyone for the delicious food and lovely company. We were so impressed with Natalie's decorations inside and outside her house. Her husband has done an amazing job of the lights. My little camera didn't do them justice but gives you an idea.

 We also had a Secret Santa swap and the gifts were amazing. We were to either make a gift or it was to be stitching related. We were all spoilt.

I received this wonderful embroidered decoration from Audrey. Your stitching is so beautiful, Audrey.
My Secret Santa gift was one of these little Natalie Bird bags with some fabric and a pair of scissors.
I also received a beautiful decoration in the mail yesterday from Fiona. It is just so beautiful! 
I also popped into the shop to see the afternoon ladies and Lynda has been busy making some more wonderful gifts for her grandchild to be!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lovely time away

Last week, Ma, Bruce and I went on an 8 day cruise to Tasmania. We had a lovely time. We shared a cabin with a balcony which was nice and enjoyed being spoilt and of course eating lots of delicious food. Here is Ma heading to the ship and a few of the sailway.

The ship was very nicely decorated for Christmas with trees everywhere. This was a fruit carving demonstration but shows some of the greenery in the atrium. They also organised carol singing and a Christmas concert.
Our first stop was in Melbourne. Ma's friend from a previous cruise, Gilda, came and picked us up and took us in on the tram to the Art Gallery. She also organised a wonderful tour of the gallery. We all enjoyed it very much.

It was a very hot day so we didn't stay in town for long. I had a quick vist to Morris and Sons and L'uccello. The next morning we headed into Melbourne again for a wander around the park. We then headed towards Tasmania and enjoyed some lovely scenic cruising.

We then arrived in Port Arthur. We had a lovely day there.

Our next stop was Hobart. We hired a car and headed to the Tahune Airwalk. We enjoyed another great day here. The weather was perfect too. On the way we enjoyed a delicious coffee and I had a quick look into this wool shop.

We then sailed for Sydney enjoying yummy meals. The sail in was early but just lovely.

We had such a relaxing time. Now I had best get ready for Christmas!