Saturday, December 24, 2011

Have a Happy Christmas

Christmas 2011

There's More to Christmas...
There's more, much more to Christmas
Than candle-light and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for goodwill to men!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Makings


Mug rugs for my two sisters.  Love those spots !!!  Individually wrapped mini melting moments and little tins containing chocolates .  And mini Cath Kidson hand creams , also with spots – just little dainty ones.



Christmas boxer shorts for our younger 4 Grandsons –  I make  them for the boys each year.  Harry’s were in the post before the other three had been finished, hence the separate photo.  Love the Australian Christmas fabrics – from Spotlight.  The boys wear them to bed all summer, they dont worry about it being Christmas fabrics.  .



Gorgeous book

Way back on 22 November, I found out I had won a giveaway – a book – from Angie at A Quilting Reader’s Garden. I received the book a couple of weeks ago, while I didnt have internet, so have been very slow in acknowledging it. I received this book,
which contains some beautiful table toppers and runners in it.
Check out this – almost good enough to eat.

Thank you so much Angie for the Giveaway.
I also received a lovely little gift from Wendy a few weeks back. I was fortunate enough to meet up with Wendy some months ago.
The colours are not quite true, they are a little more burgundy than shown here. Wendy chose the colours well for me. Just love that little scissor fob.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kai and Charlie

Last night I was looking at this photo taken in December 2007.

Picture 158

Here are the same two boys in February 2011 – with the younger one on the left.

in pool

And just recently.  Again Charlie, the younger one is on the left, and Kai is on the right..


It is not surprising that so many people think they are twins.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas party and Sewing day

Friday night saw the customers dressed up and anticipating a brilliant night of fun, food and good company.  We were not to be disappointed.  The team at Sew This and That were up to their usual standard of putting on a memorable Christmas Party for the customers and members of their Sewing and Embroidery Clubs.
The tables were looking very festive.
Christmas party.
The contents of our beautiful bags were:

Colourful fat quarters, a “rose” fold up shopping bag – doesn’t it look beautiful. And some chocolates – which didn’t last very long.
The highlight of the night’s entertainment is the auction.  Throughout the last couple of months and again on the night, different activities, quizzes, etc are held and we can earn Auction Dollars.  On the night, there are many lots, donated by the shop and their suppliers, which we can bid on – at exorbitant prices.  3 of us combined our dollars and bid on one lot which contained 10 machine embroidery discs, 11 fat quarters and a basket.For this we paid $16000 auction dollars.  We then bid on, and won another lot which was a carry bag and rotary cutter – another $6000. 
My share of those goodies were

and the basket, which I haven’t photographed.
Today it was back to Sew This and That to sew bags and small cushions for breast cancer sufferers in the local hospitals.  It was such a wet day today, and some of the ladies stayed home, but those of us who were there still managed to produce a good number.  I think  we will have around 60 when all are completed.  We do this once or twice a year, and usually achieve twice this many.  It makes you realise how many people just in our local area are undergoing treatment.  Anita is busily packing all the completed bags, with cushion enclosed, into boxes.
   cancer bags cancer bags 2                            cancer bags 4                    
Just to tempt us, some cupcakes were being sold as a fundraiser for breast cancer.
cancer bags 3              
Red velvet cakes with cream and the pink ribbon emblem made out of icing.  Yum !!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Second Graduation, and maybe a squabble



Yesterday it was Kai’s Graduation ceremony – he has graduated from Prep.  Kai is Charlie’s older brother.


(“Oh Mum not another photo – Must I smile? Oh alright then.”)

not talking

In the meantime I think there has been a bit of a sibling spat in our house.  We are NOT talking to each other.

These two are the same age and came to live with us within a couple of months of each other.  They have always tolerated each other – I thought.  Now I am not so sure.