I have a hubby who stuggles every year to buy me something I really would love. Well, something happened this Christmas because I was very spoilt.
A feet seat where I can rest my legs while stitching instead of using the recliner
Garnier Ultra Lift gift set (that to help fight the wrinkles)
and best of all, a metal Christmas tree ( I love it, it so me) with a $100.00 gift voucher. I was thrilled to bits because I didn't have a clue as to what was in the box.
Many years ago he gave me some very ugly garden ornaments which I made him take back. Sad, I know and probably mean but they where a waste of money - the funniest thing is the kids still give him a hard time about the ugly ducks he got mum.
Thank you Darling, I love them.
From My Sister
My sister loves eBay and collecting old things.
For Christmas she gave me the best gift ever, pink depression glass dressing table set.
It beautiful, with 3 trinket bowls and candle holder and in perfect condition.
Thanks Sis, I love it.
From Rebecca and Matthew
3 shabby candle holders, and from Matthew's girlfriend Shan, the rose scented candle.
This year we did our annual Secret Santa with an advent theme in which was 5 gifts to opened leading up to Christmas and a main gift to open on Christmas day. My SS was Leanne and this is what she sent to me.
3 Christmas Ornies (they look good on my tree)
A bundle of fabric (absolutely love the colours)
A little cushion (great for pins)
Gail Pan pattern - Provence ( very nice, didn't have that one)
Bon-Bon filled with yummy caramels (none left so I can't share)
and for my main gift, Leanne made me a lovely wall hanging.
Thankyou SO much Leanne, I loved everything you sent to me.
My partner was Tracy and this is what I sent to her.
Inside her parcel were
Sewing pins, buttons, notecards, pattern and writing folding
and a sewing bag with matching needlecase.
Photo's from Tracy's blog
This was my last year with the girls from Friends in Stitching and I will treasure every moment I had with them.
My 'In a Pear Tree' quilt has just arrived back from the quilter. The top had been hanging around for sometime as I wanted to have it custom quilted...glad I did it just finishes the quilt. I'm very pleased with the result.
She has quilted leaves on the green and swirls on the blue and echo quilted the pears.
All that is left is the binding, just in time for Christmas.
I joined Chookyblue's Stitch-A-Long to make this little Christmas quilt 'Tis the Season' and I beat the deadline...I'm pretty chuffed about that...not good with deadlines when it come to sewing things for me.
Unless it's a doll...my favourtive past time.
Meet Holly, she is another wonderful cutie by Annie Smith
I made these friendly country dolls for the Beaudesert Quilters...they have asked if I would show them how to make a doll but I had to work within a few restriction...like "we don't want a head that look like thumb" "please, make it a dolly doll". After scratching my head, I decided Annabella would suit most of the ladies...I was right I now have 13 ladies going to make her.
A new Beatrice Bear
I have used gorgeous guipure lace for the hem of her dress...very pretty.
Wait there is more...
I starting making these little wool bags at camp
so easy to make and very cute...
as is this little origami bag I made using Lecien's Flower Sugar.
Over the weekend I attended the Beaudesert Quilter August Retreat at Mt Tamborine with Helen, Sandi and 30 other fabulous quilters. Every year there is a theme where most of the ladies dress up for Saturday Night and this year it was Masquerade & Bling.
Let the parade start
My laughing buddies, Helen and Sandi...not much dressing up here...