Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am not going to be doing as much reading and writing as I usually do but I did want to share a quick post to share how spoiled I have been this week.............

My family have arrived and we are having a lovely time catching up....  good weather so BBQ every night, sore jaws, lots of laughter and a bit of baby clothes shopping .........

Cheryll from Gone Stitching has been doing a fun 12 days of Christmas giveaway and I was lucky enough to get the goodies for Day 7 -
- there are 7 labels for stitching
- there are 7 gift tags
- there are 7 lengths of ribbon
- there WERE 7 chocolates
~ such fun ~ THANKS Cheryll ~


It has been great fun reading Cherylls blog as there has been all sorts of fun information about traditions etc - you can go have a lookie HERE.....

 ~ I ordered the 'Tis the Season pattern book from Maree this week and she posted it so quick smart ~
Marie has opened up her own little on line shop and has a newsletter blog giving updates over HERE - I just couldn't resist this pattern - especially once I heard that Chookyblue has a stitch-a-long planned next year with this pattern.....  


I told you about sending Cassandra a gift in the washcloth swap and today my gift (s) arrived.... how spoilt was I?


I haven't met Tracy before so I have popped over to her blog HERE - she lives on a farm and theres turkeys, and sheep and lots of lovely garden to see (I love the fresh vegetables), raising children, farming, gardening and time to craft too.... very impressive..

~ look at all the goodies I received ~


~ two beautiful knitted washcloths, tea in the most sweetest tin ever, and a crocheted cloth for over the milk - with beads on the edge to hold it down - and stop those clever flies getting into the milk ~
They are lovely - thank you Tracy


As I said we are having BBQ every night we can... last night someone came by to have a sticky beak.... don't know if it thought maybe we had a toasted rodent for it....

We were sitting in the patio and he/she just sat at the corner for a while.... a special visitor.. a Tawny Frogmouth (I think)
(sorry - not a very good picture)


DIL loves what I have done so far with the baby quilt - and has started helping with the stitching... I should have a few blocks next week.

 .....My apologies for late responses in replying to emails......

~ I'm sure you understand ~

9 comments:

  1. Aren't you so lucky, what lovely goodies you have! I'll swap you your Tawny Frogmouth for the frog that we had inside last night.....fortunately only for a very short while.

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  2. I can't believe you're even on the computer, lol! What a lovely win from Cheryll - great pattern - lovely cloths and that milk jug cover is brilliant!

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  3. Hi Fiona, Thanks for sharing these lovely things. Wishing you and your family every happiness at Christmas time.

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  4. Gorgeous goodies, and most importantly enjoy your lovely family while they are with you.

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  5. What a lovely collection of goodies Fiona.
    Love your special visitor.

    Looking forward to seeing your baby quilt especially semming your DH is helping!

    Enjoy your time with your family'
    Hugz'
    Maria

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  6. Great gift you won. Thanks for sharing so much on your blog, I enjoy reading it.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  7. I ordered the book, too but it hasn't come yet...Lucky you to get those great packages.
    I've never heard of that Bird.
    Enjoy your family.
    Mama Bear

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  8. keep an eye on the SAL blog Jan/Feb when I add people who are going to join the Tis the Season SAL..........should be heaps of fun........great your organised already..........

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