Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Yay!!!! Its back.

Finally I have my internet back.  After all that time waiting it took the electrician just over 1 hour to have me back on line.  

 Firstly, here are the healing hearts blocks I sent off to Shirley in NZ at the beginning of the month,  for quilts for the families of miners who were lost in the recent New Zealand mining disaster....Some of the other girls in my quilting group made some as well.

My quilting group got together for our Christmas lunch and exchange of Secret Santa gifts.  We had a fun day, yummy food, lots of laughter, a bit of stitching got done, and the opening of our gifts.  We had a spending limit of between $10 and $15.  It was fun seeing how people used that limit to come up with their creative gifts. 
This is what I gave to my "person", who just happened to be my lovely friend, Dawn.  I gave her 3 fat quarters, one a Christmas fabric, and the other two in her favourite shade of blue.  I rolled them and put them into cupcake papers, with organza bows on the top to look (sort of) like butterfly cupcakes.  She is such a good cook so it seemed appropriate.  Inside the roll I put 2 patterns which I bought from Jenny's Etsy store.  I wrapped them in a piece of quilter's muslin which she can use for the embroidery on the bag (one of the patterns).  I hope she enjoys embroidering Jenny's designs as much as I do.

I received my gift from Rose.  She gave me some beautiful variegated green embroidery thread and a pack of fork pins.  I will make good use of them both.

My daughter, Harry and I went Christmas shopping at Chermside recently.  We had to have a little Morning tea treat before joining the crowds in the stores.  A beautiful lemon and passionfruit cheesecake for daughter, mini melting moments for me, and Harry had the beautifully presented baby chino.  (but we had to help out with eating the little treats on the side.)

 We came across this childrens bus which he loved sitting in and exploring.  No need for money in it yet - he enjoyed the steering wheel without the movement of the ride.
He is such a delight.  I miss him when he is not visiting, but I am so pleased that we do have him come to visit us frequently.   


BubzRugz said...

I think the gift you put together is just lovely.... and so nicely packaged.... Harry looks about the same age at our little one who lives nearby..... such fun to have around....

Di's Quilting and Craft said...

Good to see you back 'on the air' Marilyn. Well done on the hearts and your gift looks lovely the way you presented it. Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy being with your family, Regards Di