Friday, 28 December 2012

The Star of Christmas

Our little Christmas Elf on his first Christmas - he had a lovely day although the whole experience passed over his head!  But he loved all the company, attention and most of all the new toys to feel and play with.

Look at me!!

 Caroline and Nic did us absolutely proud - their first Christmas Dinner was a total success and there were ten very replete folks.  So a big thank you goes to them and we look forward to next year!!
Poppy has found a nice resting place at home and will miss the tree when we finally take it down.

So Happy new Year to you all - let us hope the weather improves and 2013 is alot drier and all those folks that have suffered so terribly with floods this year can recoup and get their homes back in order.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

 Happy Christmas to everyone that reads my blog - I know I am not very good at keeping my blog updated and I could mutter a News years Resolution to be better in 2013 but you probably will all realise that that would not happen!   Anyway for all of you that have persisted in reading my missives - thank you so much - and all the best for 2013 (it would appear that the predicted End of the World did not occur - phew!)  So I wish everyone a lovely Christmas and will update again in 2013.

Our adorable cat is so spoilt she has her own chair and quilt and as hers was in the wash I let her have my radient star - she thought she looked particularly attractive and decorative on it!

 Rob has been busy in his workshop making money boxes - these three are for three very special little girls as part of their christmas presents - but he is very pleased with them and has been requested by a lady at work to do some for her early next year.  He also has to make a box for Barbara so I think he will be kept out of mischief in the workshop for a while.
Poppy was totally exhausted watching me wrap Christmas Pressies - honestly I had taken up too much space and only left her the corner of the spare bed!

It has been busy at work and Angela, Dawn and I did a jelly Roll Race quilt last weekend - Dawn is yet to finish hers, but Angela and I have got our orders on now - you can see the photos of them on our www.facebook/ page.  Anyway yesterday whilst Angela was teaching the Christmas Club Group I decided that our teacosy at home was a total disgrace and we needed a new one - so I threw this one together as quickly as possible and have to say I am well pleased with the results.

Well best show willing and see if there is any jobs that need looking at in the shop.  Happy Christmas to one and all.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

last weekend was The Christmas Quilting Retreat at Debden with Anne Stacey - Hilary joined me and she thoroughly enjoyed her first trip to Debden house.   We woke up to a beautiful frosty morning on Saturday and this was the view from our bedroom window.  I started three different projects  and have finished none!!!!!  It was a superb weekend great fun from start to finish with great company and Anne leading us as always.  Hilary did loads of her Christmas tree and tried some new projects too and was well pleased.
As and when I get some of my projects into an acceptable state I will take some photos.

This is my project at home at the moment - I fell in love at the festival of Quilts with Ans Schipper's display of quilts and purchased a kit - one just had to !!  Anyway subsequently I ordered her book from her in Holland and it is a lovely book

 Anyway this is where I am now with all my hexagons.  I started doing hexagons on the flight to and from Canada and at odd times when I was sitting with a spare moment - though there were not many of them.   It is such fun and putting them together is just like a jigsaw puzzle - my son Mark was fascinated when he came for his tea.

I have used  scrap fabric all the way through - bits and bobs found in my sewing room - so I am rather pleased with myself for that.

Then I just had to share this - on Monday Leo who now has found he adores yoghurt - also loves making a mess too!!!