Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!

Here I sit, listening to the possum aka the elephant with clogs! skimming across our roof!! Sorry, I digress already!! One of my aims for 2013 is to be more up to date with the blog :) Second is to spend more time on myself/family!!!
Since my last post, we have had one of our 'trees' flower and fruit! This is it...anyone have a guess?? Its a banana tree and we have fruit!!!! The garden centre said it would never do that here in South Australia, but there it is...just waiting for the little fingers to ripen now.
Had done a bit of sewing towards the end of November - made this Santa 'sack' for a friend interstate.  Sack being the operative word, ended up being bigger than the child it was made for, certainly will last a life time I think!  

Early December and we went off to a volunteer BBQ - don't win many things in my life - but had a lucky guess...and won 1306 M&M's!!!!!!!
Then we had a lazy did the cats!
Went to the opening of a new bra shop (yes you may laugh those that know me personally at this one!)  Michelle is the owner and is called "The Bra Lady", 99c Prospect Rd, Prospect.  So if you are in the area go and see Michelle (professional fitter of over 25 years.)  There is a lovely cafe next door, so makes for a good visit in the area.
As December approached, I thought I had better get some bits and pieces ready for my Christmas gifts - so here is a little forest ready to be placed in the gifts.
A lovely little person (along with his parents) arrived from Wales to spend some time in the Land of Oz.  This is Seth - some of you would of seen him on Quilty Gals blog - he is her cute little grandson!
Of course he made his debut at the Thursday Crafties! Here we all are with our finished crazy patch waistcoats that we did as a project last year.
Finally!!!! my big San Fran House is finished and wired and lit!!!  Here are some pics - outside the house and viewing through the windows.
The upstairs balcony.
The bathroom.
The study.
Bedroom One.
Kitchen. (Maid is peeling prawns for the party!)
The front entrance.
Dining room with the tables laden with food (lighting is pink cos the shades are pink)
And of course it Christmas so there has to be a tree and nativity scene! 
There are another couple of rooms, so will post them later when I take a better pic of them :)  Some of them need a couple of bits and pieces in them. 
Then it was on to Christmas Day.... 
as you can see, one of our guests was thoroughly tuckered out after his meal! ( Had nothing to do with the fact he works night shifts and was 

So this brings me to 2013, and I would like to wish all of you the best for the coming year.  Hope it is a happy, healthy and fulfilled year for you all. xx


Kris said...

Oh I love your house Val. It is so lovely! Oh and the bananas should be lovely. The last house we lived in here in Melbourne had several banana trees and we picked bananas from them. If Melbourne can grow them Adelaide sure can!

Shay said...

Happy New Year Val.

My parents successfully grew bananas in Adelaide 30 years ago. You enjoy that fruit.

Your dollhouse/mini house is utterly gorgeous.

Looking forward to catching up again this year. It seems like forever since we saw one another!

Lorraine said...

Happy New Year your San Fran house..just delightful....must catch up soon!

Tazzie said...

Oh my goodness Val, your San Fran house is just adorable. I really love it! I'd love to see it in person when we next visit.
Hope you're staying cool!

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Brenda said...

I have not been blog hopping for awhile; actually posted a blog myself today and decided to peek in on a few of my friends. I love your home and you take fabulous photos. Glad that you had an enjoyable x-mas and new year! I am thinking about putting together another post card swap to start of my new life back in Grants Pass Oregon. Would you be interested? Would love to hear from you one way or another!!