Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas...,. all out there in Blogland, even tho I am a little late in wishing you all. But will be early and wish you all a Happy New Year and may it be a safe and prosperous one for you all.

Well saying that yesterday was Christmas Day, I was allowed to open my SSCS that Chookyblue has very successfully run this year again. So THANKS for that Chookyblue. Below is the pic of my SSCS. I received a lovely quilt of my two cats - goodness only knows how Helena managed that! Some Swedish chocolate, two oldie worldie postcards, two little reindeer and a Swedish Christmas Decoration. So a BIG THANKS to Helena for the lovely gift!!! Looking forward to eating the chocolate later tonight in front of the air conditioner!!!

SW surprised me this year (doesn't happen very often!) but I got a Christmas present!!!!!!!! For those that know SW, you know what I mean, and those that don't know him - he is not a great gift giver :( But.....I got a Giant Big Kid - he is about half my height and weighs a ton. Looks lovely on my bed :)) Along with Sleepy (that's the Giant Big Kid) I also received a gold anklet which is lovely.

The day was spent with family and some friends. We ate, drank and had a lovely relaxing day together. Played on our Wii, which was a good laugh. If you ever get to watch four people playing Wii tennis - sit back and get the tissues ready as its an absolute hysterical thing to watch.

Well, got to go for now - time to celebrate Quilty Gals 50th Birthday!!! She is officially an "Old Fart" now!!! LOL so see you all later.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Here we are....

at the end of another weekend! With not many days to go till Christmas! I thought I had better start pulling the old proverbial I have bought my ham!!! wooohooo....nothing else tho, just the ham. Will have to think about the rest on Friday.

The weekend has been rather relaxing tho I must say. Yesterday it was the Snobs & Slobs Christmas lunch at our usual venue Monkey Nuts at Lyndoch. Lovely food and lovely hosts. We did our usual - had Chris Chringle - this time the criteria was "2 x fat quarters". Each put said into a single bag and then we all took a dip and made something out of the owners fat quarters to give back to them. We were allowed to add any embellishment and any bits of fabric. The main thing about it tho was not to buy anything at all to add. We all stuck pretty well to this idea and as you will see by the pics, we all ended up with a lovely item.
First to receive her CC was Lynne (holding said up) Angela made this little stitchery hanging.
My turn next to receive mine, Quilty Gal did this lovely stitchery and applique hanging.
Then it was Angela's turn, Glenice made two lovely little Santa's - Angela has been admiring this pattern all year!!!
Claire was the next to receive her hanging from Kay. So she has some stars to brighten her nights!!
Lynne had designed and made this lovely table runner for Glenice.
And last but certainly not least, Lorraine was given a Tilda doll by me!! We were all very happy with our items and it made us think inside the square this year!!!

This morning I had a wonderful surprise....first one was the postman at the front door!!! We NEVER get post in Australia on a Sunday!!!! and the second was the parcel he delivered. It was my PIF from Bev!!!!! Talk about a quick worker, I tell you! So Thank You Bev for my lovely parcel.... two reels of cotton, a pin cushion that looks like a bug, a needle case, a tea towel with my name on it and a little sewing bag. Talk about spoilt.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What a busy couple of weeks....

it has been. I have started my new job properly now, this is the first week of consecutive days as a dental assistant trainee. Tis quite a busy job, but am loving it. Have always brushed my teeth regularly, but have worn out several brushes this week already! hahahahaha
Going to my old job tomorrow for a rest!! LOL
My Secret Santa Swap arrived yesterday....and how good am I???? It is still sitting on the table unwrapped!!! I know I have to wait another 15 days before it is to be opened, which is very hard to do as the label says there is CHOCOLATE in the parcel!!! And those that know me, know how much I lovvvvvve chocolate.
Not much else to blog about till later.....