Thursday, 31 December 2009
Friday, 25 December 2009
Thank you Leanne from the bottom of my heart, I just love every item that you have so lovingly put together. Now, I have to apologise as I didn't take a photo of the two christmas decorations Leanne gave me, they are beautiful red circle stitcheries that I've placed on the tree.
Look what was inside the package. The purple bag is one that folds into itself (pocket) so you can have as a spare carrybag waiting in your handbag! The gorgeous cat softie, the so cute 'diesel' pin cushion - so loving that. It doesn't show in my photo - though the craft drawstring bag to the right is made with the cutest fabric and is hexagons! Then there is a little flower notepad and the cutest tea towels, and not to forget the luggage tag (ah I so need to plan a trip to use this!)
Thursday, 24 December 2009
... and no one is meant to be stirring. However its 11pm and I've got two kids still roaming around the house, tv still blaring and me feeling very tired... gosh I wish they were still little and believed in Father Christmas and were in bed by 7pm :)
What a Christmas Eve - went with Chris this afternoon around to Red Rocks (out the back of Ohiro Bay) so he could do some diving for Paua and Crayfish (got the Paua no Crayfish - though he got a few crabs which are slightly sweeter in taste to Crayfish) we finally left there around 6.30pm to get caught up behind 3 other 4WD because the one in the front had slipped off the track and while we were waiting another 4 pulled up behind us. Now imagine this... I'd been sitting with Diesel waiting, taking photo's while Chris was diving, and now we are stuck behind these 4WD and by now I'm fit to burst to go to the bathroom - I'm such a city girl and sharing myself with nature is eew! and there were no trees or big rocks to duck behind... finally the 4WD that is stuck is pulled out (by now its 7.45pm) and we journey on out - get to the information centre that has toilets - and they're locked! So a fast drive into WLG City to find the nearest service station - ah the relief.
So my final word for today is to wish you all a wonderful safe and happy Christmas with your family and friends. I've totally enjoyed your company and comments over the past year, and so looking forward to keeping in touch. Happy Blogging and photo-snapping and will be back soon.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
My attempt at Christmas poetry LOL..
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Did you know there are only TWO days of quilt shopping left at Sawmillers Quiltery??? Yvonne is closed from Monday, 21 December and re-opens in the new year on Thursday 7 January...
Yvonne has got the most gorgeous Christmas tree inside the quiltery covered with charms, pins and other goodies that would make great stocking fillers (or a treat for yourself)... not only that - Yvonne has got the most GORGEOUS dragonfly fabric that has arrived into the quiltery.
And if you love Christmas ornaments - then you just have to check out the Jim Shore range that Yvonne has on display - beautiful is only one word to describe them.
I'm looking after the quiltery today for Yvonne, and Yvonne will be back with Barney tomorrow to wish you all a fond Merry Christmas.
Have a super day and hope to see you at the quiltery.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Ady who was at CherryPie with me the other weekend, was making one of these gorgeous butterfly bags, and bless her - she totally surprised me with an early Xmas present this evening. When I ripped off the paper - look what was inside waiting especially for me :) my own butterfly bag.... I was so happy and was so chuffed with Ady's kindness in making one just for me. Me and Ady love butterfly fabric and we often have to stop for a moment and wipe our chins (well mainly me, especially when I'm admiring [read envying] her wonderful stash of fabrics)... I'm going to show off my bag tomorrow on the train and at work :)
My secret santa fat quarter swap revealed a beautiful soft pink fabric with luminous dragonflies (with sparkly wings) - and silly me forgot to take a photo before I took the card out of camera to download the photos... trust me - the fabric is so, so cute.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Here are a few photo's from around their property - I seem to be lured to 'textures' at the moment - trying to capture the depth and range of textures in a single shot.
And I also got a lovely email from Toni today from The Red Boot Company http://www.theredbootquiltcompany.blogspot.com/ to say that she has received by Secret Santa Christmas Swap goodies. Toni has been very good and only opened the 'xmas decoration package' with the rest of the packages waiting under her Xmas tree :) Please pop over to Toni's blog to say hi too.
Thank you Helen and Donna for organising such great swaps - I know you are still chasing befallen angels / SSCS partners who have not met deadlines or haven't communicated with their swap partners, and agree when you make a commitment to be involved in a swap you need to follow through. I was running late with my Stitcher's Angel Swap and made sure I emailed my partner (Kaaren) to explain I was running late, then emailed her again a few weeks later to say it was now on its journey to her home, today I received a lovely email to say my package had arrived safely in Canada (and in record time - thank you NZ Post) - I am so thankful that both my swaps have arrived in plenty of time prior to Xmas :)
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Hmm what is this large box that I see...
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
The last 3 nights I've spotted 'hedgy' helping himself/herself to dinner from the cat's left over bikkies... last night I was quick enough to snap a very quick photo before he scurried away. He/she is rather cute and a very noisey eater, crunching away on the bikkies !
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
He arrives from far far North on Friday evening (he’s coming on the plane with a work colleague from Whangarei – having been driven by another work colleague from KeriKeri that morning)
Ain’t he just the cutest – we all very excited - we haven't told the 4 cat's yet - thought we'd surprise them...eek!!