Sunday, December 23, 2012

Have a wonderful Christmas...

             May you all have
                         A very
              MERRY  CHRISTMAS
              A  Happy new year

     May all the joy and                   promise of the festive season be yours

Thank you for visiting and reading my blog during the year  and also for all the lovely comments that have been left.  They really are appreciated. 
I'm off to Sydney tomorrow to spend a few weeks with my Mum so I will be having a bloggy break.  I will be back mid January for a catch up.  Hope you all have a lovely break too.
See you all then.

Lyn X

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Next project in the queue..

The next project that needs finishing is this one.  The stitchery part is done, the fabric is I just need to cut it out, make it up and send it on its way.  Sounds easy doesn't it?? Well I will just have to see how long it takes me...

Monday, December 10, 2012

35 years on...

.... and who are the young couple in this photo from way back in 1977??  The years have just flown by (and we no longer look exactly like this any more!!!).  It doesn't feel like so many years have passed by.  We were married on a hot (very hot really as it got to 42 degrees) summer's day at Manly.   We are going out for dinner tonight to celebrate.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Mini Quilts

...sent and received.  The last mini quilt swap for the year was a Christmas one.
I received one from Sue which featured poinsettia flowers with a beaded centre.  It reminds me so much of Christmas and the poinsettia that Mum had growing in the back garden in the old family home.
Thank you Sue!
I was making for Sue, which was quite convenient because we happen to live in the same town.  My time management skills at this time of the year have been a little bit off and Sue waited patiently for my gift to her to arrive.  (I was in contact with her to let her know).  I made a Gail Pan pattern, sized for the 12 inch square that we are all making.

This time of the year is always hectic at work..and there are now just 3 days till the end of the school year.  Phew!!
I  traced out another stitchery of the basket of flowers that I made for the Spring mini quilt I have 2 weeks to stitch it as a gift for Mum before I head over to Sydney to spend Christmas with her...just the two of us.  My husband is off to see the orthopaedic surgeon tomorrow for his 6 week check up following his hip operation.  His progress is really going ahead now.
The sun is shining outside...finally...and the washing and a few chores are I'll get on to them and reply to some overdue emails that need my attention later today.  I haven't forgotten.  After 3 interruptions, while I have been writing this post, I'd better finish it off and get it published before there is another one.
Happy Stitching

Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's December ...

and we are still waiting for the warm weather to arrive.  In the meantime what does..

      Well it is a Christmas Swag ..sent by Bev as part of my SSCS 2012 gift.

I got to open it when it arrived and the other parcel is put away till Christmas day.  I just love what Bev has made me..reminds me so much of home..even though I have lived in NZ for a long time now I still think of Australia as 'home', and Bev could not have made a more perfect gift for me..Thank you so much Bev..