Sunday, January 15, 2017

catch up on the first 2 weeks of 2016!

well we have been busy here...
remember those trees that we lost recently? 
see here for a recap.
We got a guy in to clean them all up,
it was easier than trying to use the insurance company!

 logs all stacked up for cutting up later, 
3 huge bonfires!
this one is looking down the back from the garden fence, 
cleared the track up


and some Splendid Sampler blocks to add to the growing pile
this one is a bonus block, 

and these next 2 are regular blocks


and my new nails!
loving this colour
 
well that's about it.... 
time to get into the 2 blocks that I'm behind on already for SS, 
and some catchup on Stan!


Friday, December 30, 2016

funny story!

Now usually I only do one or two swaps at Christmas each year,
this year I did 5,
yes 5!
Some of these were on FB, one lady ran two different swaps from the same page which I put my name down for both....gasp!
anyway long story short, the same person got me in both swaps!\
all I can say is you are awesome lady!
I couldn't work out why she had sent me two gifts for the 25th for the Advent Swap until I read the little card on one!

and inside were 6 placemats to match my gorgeous runner from the other swap

all I can say is thank you! thank you! thank you Vickie!
I love all of my presents!
another fantastic year of awesome swap partners and presents!
I feel so lucky to have these wonderful people in my life, some I know in person, others only on line, but I'm sure that if and when we meet the friendships will be stronger than ever.


day 25 Advent swap from FB

a totally awesome table runner
long enough for my huge table!
Thank you so much
Vickie!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

last presents in the Advent swap from FB



thanks Vickie!
I'll post the main present in a couple of days when I catch my breath!
Been away...and had another Christmas day at my place on Tuesday and then back to work!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

secret santa sack swap

Ilene from retdairyqueen was my partner in this swap
now we were allowed to open these on December 18th,
sorry to only now post photos,
busy busy busy!

my gorgeous santa contained all of these parcels!

inside was lovely Cat Kidson hand cream and cuticle balm,
and a gorgeous beaded angel who is hanging on my advent calender

and lovely Summery table runner!

and a cute apron!

this amazing little tree hanging,
and a Christmas napkin holder

chocolate! (that didn't make it to the fridge!)
a book mark and
a shoe bag to match my laundry bag from another swap earlier in year where Illene was my partner also...
how lucky am I????

thank you Illene, my presents are gorgeous!
thank you to Cheryl for hosting another fantastic swap,
this was the first year that I managed to do this one, and I don't think it will be the last somehow!
Julz

Monday, December 26, 2016

SSCS 2016

well  Christmas has come and gone for another year!
all that build up and it's over.
Once again I was in ChookyBlue's SSCS,
love this swap so much...
this year my parcel came all the way from Norway...
now there are a few girls in the swap from there,
so it was a guessing game as to who my partner was????

It turned out to be Laila from Jacobs Quilt,
and didn't she spoilt me?
first off this cute little ornie
and today when we got back from our mini holiday,
this cute zippered pouch with an embroidered front,
inside it was a cute card holder
(I've had the pattern for this for years and never got around to making one, now I don't need to!)
and a little 2 1/2" charm pack of French General La Fete De Noel...
and a gorgeous postcard!

thank you Laila for my lovely gifts!
and thank you Elf Donna for organising this amazing swap again, as you do year after year!
I know that there are many of us that look forward to this each and every year
Julz

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bah Humbug! swap

thank you Lynda for my awesome gifts!

 a gorgeous Christmas mug,
a lovely mug rug that I can use all year round...it's simply lovely!
a cute card....and
of course some yummies!
all wrapped in a beautiful FQ...
thank you to the No Fuss Swap Mamas...you guys are just awesome!
this was a totally fantastic idea and has simply been No Fuss!
Merry Christmas to all of the No Fuss Swap Swappers out there...it has been a great year and hopefully next year will be just as wonderful!