Saturday, December 26, 2009

December Birthdays and Christmas

December is such a busy month in my world these days that if I could go back to the beginning of November and have another go at it I would. How fast the days all went by. It was lovely to walk out of the office for a good few days knowing all was up to date.

As mentioned, I had a birthday, yes, another year older. The day itself went ok, but the highlight was when Katrina invited me to her home and she had made me dinner, we had a few laughs and her mum and neice Zoe was there too. I even got pressies, and they are lovely.

And friend Clare made me this lovely block roll and little needle bag, it is very cute.

And I did get a few little treats myself....

My friend Lisa had a major birthday and this is what I made for her.

Christmas Eve came and Lauren and Anna arrived. I had been waiting to see them as Christmas is my favourite holiday period of the year.

I had beavered away at a project through the year, and this was a present for Lisa. It is the first stocking I have made up, (although I have stitched quite a few, and I was totally chuffed at the finished product. The backing fabric was just perfect for Lisa as she loves black and red. I have several more to do so that I have them ready for next Christmas.

And I made a couple of Christmas Dollies for Shirley and Heather.... I love making these, they are very cute. Just realised I forget ot colour their cheeks!

Christmas dinner was spent with friends and family at Heather and Cliffs. Everyone was there and it was such a fun time. Everyone contributed to a most beautiful meal.... and I made this dessert to go along with the turkey and salads we took along. Just berries in this, and it is totally delicious and loved by all. (The whole meal was just beautiful and the whole evening could not have been better.)

Here is Katrina and I with Katrina's neice Zoe.

I still have a project to finish, I went to buy supplies for it on Christmas Eve, but the shop was closed! Was not impressed, so watch this space in the next few days.

Today I take the girls back to Wellington, it will be a very long day for me and lots of driving. I am sure my sleep in tomorrow morning will be well earned. I have thought I might stay at my brothers and see if we might have a catch up.

Happy Holidays to you all, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I do appreciate them a great deal. Hope 2010 will bring a lot more blogging and I am hoping that this year is going to be mine with some really exciting projects ahead of me.


Alison said...

Congrats on the stocking finishing GF. It looks great! Did I tell you that with each one, you get better? So leave yours until last! LOL

Love the dessert too

Von said...

Happy Holidays to you, Kath! Looking forward to a great year of stitching and blogging. :)r

Kajsa said...

Lovely finishes Kath! I hope you the holidays continues to be great for you. Happy New Year!

Susimac said...

Happy New Year Kath, Lovely finishes, those wee angels are just toooo cute.

Susimac said...

Kath I would love to do Finch Song SAL with you - email me (my address is in my blog profile) and we'll 'talk'


Sherry said...

I just found your blog and really enjoy it. I will definitely return! I love your dolls! All your handwork is just beautiful!

Melissa said...

Lovely work! Happy New Year!

Jan said...

Have a blessed New Year! Your dessert looks heavenly, as do all of the other great pictures!

Cathy B said...

Hello Kath - it's so nice to hear from you! Glad you had a nice Christmas with family and friends. Happy New Year!

Katrina in NZ said...

Happy New Year's Kath! May it be a great one for you (I'm pretty sure it will be!!)