Thursday, December 31, 2015

Advent Christmas Swap final day

well this swap has been totally awesome.
My partner was Vickie,
this was the main present...well I should say presents, that I opened on Christmas morning....
a lovely embroidered handtowel
a gorgeous book (that I haven't had time to sit and read properly yet)
a tin of bickies and
not one but two cute little Christmas table runners...

thank you Vickie!
and thank you to the FB that organised much fun

\I'll show you what I send to my partner soon

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SSCS 2015 my partners presents

and this is what I sent to Martina in Switzerland

wall hanging featuring some of my own design blocks (Love Is) using lots of my favourite scraps pieces for each surround...
and these two cute little guys were the ornies I sent....
well that's it for 2015...
bring on 2016!

SSCS 2015

the wonderful ChookyBlue organised the SSCS again this year.
thank you to you and your helpers....another fantastic year!

My partner this year was Alexandra from Germany and these are the presents she sent....
the ornies....two of them, so spoilt!

and then on Christmas day I got to open the big present!
inside was this gorgeous bag....
beautiful stitching,
gathered top,
really looking forward to popping some stitching into this one and taking it with me wherever I go

thank you Alexandra.
for such a beautiful and thoughtful gift

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

advent Christmas swap

day 21 cute snub nosed scissors
day 22 cute little heart charms
day 23 more embroidery threads
day 24 cute little zippered pouch with DMC thread holders
thank you Vickie for such a wonderful array of gifts.

Monday, December 28, 2015


Well the guy in the red suit has been and gone for another year!
Hope that you all had a wonderful time with family and friends.
I know I did!
Christmas lunch was here this year...
great company, good food and lots of presents!

Then on Boxing Day we went away for a couple of days
this was our view, along with this one at night...
back at home now,
work tomorrow for me!

Will post photos of my SSCS 2015 soon....
a big thank you to Alexandra from Germany for my gorgeous presents.

Monday, December 21, 2015

days 16-20 advent swap

pretty floral pegs day 16
cute little sewing charms day 17
bamboo bag handles day 18
cute gel pens
gorgeous little notepad with cover day 20
thank you Vickie!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

the end of an era!

this week marked the end of an era in this house.
no more school!
after 18 years we have officially finished year 12 for the last time.
no more school lunches!
no more text books (that cost the earth and don't get used!)
no more school bus runs.
no more uniforms.
the list goes on...
I think I deserve an award too!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Advent Christmas swap days 11-15

more loveliness from Vickie for theAdvent swap
day 11 cupcake tester
day 12 wine glass charms
day 13 duck clips
day 14 fabric labels
day 15
FQ of loveliness!
thanks Vickie!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

part 2 advent Christmas swap

day 6 cute 3d note pad
day 7 pretty pen and sticky notes
day 8 floral napkins
day 9 new quilting needles
day 10 cute charms
thanks for these Vickie, love them all.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Advent Christmas Swap first 5 days

day 1 lovely embroidery threads
day 2 thread holders
day 3 beautiful embroidered motif
day 4 lovely wooden buttons
day 5 FQ
 thank you Vickie, gorgeous gifts!

My weekend

last weekend we went here.....
for the ACDC concert...
it was LOUD!!!!
it was fantastic!!!!
on Monday this little guy decided to pay a visit,
he was very friendly to say the least.
My daughter and I were only about a foot away from him,
pinching the budgie seed on the table while we were pegging out the washing!
the kookaburras have babies!
I thought there was only one until they were all sitting on the tree together..
listening to them learn to laugh while Mum and Dad get food.
all in all, it was a terrific weekend!

Christmas decorating

I really must get my Christmas tree up!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sscs 2015 has arrived

look what arrived in the post today!
and inside are not one but two beautiful ornies.
Thank you Alexandra from
I look forward to opening my main present on Christmas day!