Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Finally, after all the other celebrations, Christmas came. We celebrated with our family and it was also special to have Ma here to share in our Christmas this year. On Sunday we enjoyed afternoon tea here with the extended family and Ma and the kids especially enjoyed the pool. I didn't get any photos at all! I also didn't get any on Christmas eve but we had a nice meal and Ma joined our little family for this time. On Christmas day we went to church and the service, especially the music was lovely. We then had a more relaxed meal with just our family and and gifts, of course. We did get a few family shots this time!

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Hope you have all had a happy Christmas too.

Sunday, December 23, 2018


I have finally finished my bits of Christmas stitching. I also wanted to make some appliqued tshirts for the little people. Alice is mad about unicorns.
 The boys are into Pokemon so here are theirs.
 I just chose some cute ones for Jack. I made the hungry caterpillar for one of the older boys a while ago and he was fun to do again.
There was also lovely show and tell at afternoon stitching on Wednesday. Lynda has made this great pouch. Love the lining!

 Lynda and Jayne both made these great hats for gifts as well. Jayne added a name label and made a cute bag to match.

And this came in the mail this week. It is Helen Stubbings' Stitch Therapy 365 project with the stitcheries all printed on. Can't wait to start on the 1st January.

Friday, December 21, 2018


On Wednesday evening we had the party for the evening class. We enjoyed delicious food and it was fun to relax together and enjoy the good company. I didn't take many pictures but did capture some of the secret Santa gifts. We were all so spoilt.

 Aren't they all amazing! I was extra lucky and received the traditional zippered pouch from Deanna. Someone gets it each year and I was the lucky one this time!

 My gift was bought this time but was handmade . It was this cross stitch below made into a hanger but I forgot to take a picture of it. I have stitched one for me.
 On Thursday, we had another lovely party here with the study group girls. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch but the desserts were the best!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Still celebrating...

The Christmas celebrations continue! On Sunday the evening stitchers headed to the Hyatt for morning tea/lunch. It was just lovely. There were beautiful decorations and food and very special company as well.

 There were really special Secret Santa gifts too. Here are just a few. The one below was stitched by Audrey and the lovely bird was made by Paddy.

This was my one made using a great pattern by Gail Pan.
We then headed to Telopea Park in the evening for carols. 
 Last night , Hobbysew had their party dinner. Very yummy food and lots of chat! Still lovely to share this time even though I only work a little. I have added all three pictures because one person moved in each one.

 We had a Secret Santa too! Such lovely gifts. Here are just a few I managed to take pictures of.

This is what I received. I love it.
 I stitched this little hanging. I really enjoyed stitching this from a panel by Anni Downs.