Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas....

My friends in blogland have become a big part of the happiness in my life... thank you to all of you.... some read, some comment, some have their blogs... it's all a wonderful circle ....

This year Hubz and I haven't put up a tree.. so I was delighted when he brought back this little prettiness yesterday... it is a NSW Chrismas bush called 'Albery's Red' and I had seen one on a friends facebook and said how pretty it was


It's still small but we are going to pot it and hopefully next year she will be able to withstand some decorating.... 

There have been a few of these pennyrugs in blogland... and this is my version.....

I made a mess up with the size of the base so I did the 'pennies' a bit different...


... to be honest I think my Santa faces are unflattering... a bit porky...  but I like pigs.. so that's okay


I stitched a few dishtowels to give out at Christmas... so these are gone to new homes....


they are all stitcheries from Gail Pan's book Simply Christmas

For the first time in 34 years Hubz and I are alone this year..... it does feel a bit strange and I am determined to make the most of not being stressed about food and gifts etc.... We have a lovely big ham which I will baste and we will have a Christmas eve dinner and then leftovers for lunch tommorrow.... with beer of course.... perhaps more than just one?

Righto, Gotto Go.... 

WISHING ALL OF YOU LOVELY BLOGLAND PEOPLE'S A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS

28 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Fiona :) we too will be on our own on Christmas Day - first time in 36 years :) but it is by choice this year - it will be nice not to have to drive anywhere - we are hosting Christmas Eve celebrations today, then we will chill out and relax for the rest of the week :)

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  2. I love how your pieces came out and how you did the little elf with the ric rac, fun for gifts. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and quiet can be nice too;)

    Debbie

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  3. sounds like the perfect day my friend,enjoy.
    I do love your interpretation of the penny rug,well done you clever chicky,merry xmas my friend and have a beer for me.xx

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  4. I think your penny rug is adorable as are the towels you stitched. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and enjoy just spending time with your hubby. Nola

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  5. Merry Christmas to you & Hubz. Hugs, xx

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  6. Merry Christmas Fiona, hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic new year....it was lovely meeting you at the show..hopefully we will catch up in the new year...

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  7. Merry Christmas my dear friend and have a beer for me too. xx

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  8. Your portly santas are adorable!!! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas :o)
    Looking forward to a friendship and sewing filled 2014.

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family Fiona. Thanks for a great year of friendship. Hugs, Christine xx

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  11. Merry Christmas to you too, Fiona.....we will be having lunch tomorrow at a local restaurant, as I am still not much use in the kitchen!

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  12. Such a cute penny rug and I love the little tree. Enjoy your quiet Christmas.

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  13. Love your pretty tree, Fiona -we are on our own too , our daughter lives in China and other family member are all over the place so there will be lots of lovely phone calls to look forward to. Have a lovely peaceful time.

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  14. I LOVE your penny rugs and the Santas are adorable. Santa is meant to be porky anyway.

    Merry Christmas Fiona!

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  15. Wishing you both a very happy Christmas Day. Love how your penny rug turned out. X

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  16. Merry Christmas to you.
    Enjoy your quiet days.
    Love the penny rug with the porky Santa's.

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  17. Have a great day, merry Christmas!

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  18. Merry Christmas dear friend. Enjoy your special time together. Very cute stitching as always xx

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  19. Merry Christmas Fiona! Being on your own can have it's advantages...it means you get to eat when you want, sleep when you want and do exactly what you want!! Hugs xx

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  20. Snap Fiona, as we will be on our own for the first time in 38 years. But we are going to have a lovely relaxing fun day.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Love the look of your little tree - so pretty.
    Thank you too for my lovely little blue stocking. It went straight on my tree.
    Big Christmas hugs xxx

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  21. I believe there will be quite a few who will be alone this year! The homey aroma of the ham baking and your cozy place will be wonderful, I'm sure!!!! Hugs to you and the Hubz!!!!!!!

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  22. Merry Christmas Fiona. Have a wonderful day today. Tree is gorgeous and so are your towels and penny rug. Xx

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  23. Your show and tell is gorgeous...and I hope you and Mr Bubz....had a wonderful day..x

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  24. Love your Penny Rug, and stitcheries. Merry chrissy to you and your hubby!!

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  25. You have each other - and beer = what else do you need??
    I'm late now but I hope you had a very "Merry" Chrtistmas too.

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