Tuesday, January 01, 2013

December Delights

It's a busy month December.  Not just for work, and Christmas, but it is a month when I turn a year older too.  Try not to think about that too much these days though.  Just too much to do.  I have felt quite over whelmed with life this year and 2013 can only get better, or just be better will be ok.

Let's start with my birthday at the beginning of the month.... gorgeous gifts given by my friends.... thank you so much everyone.

From Katrina....


         Beautiful stitched littlies, and a Lynette Anderson Christmas book that I just love

From Clare....


 A new bag, a new block roll and a clover quick unpick.  (I had an accident with the iron and mine.... enough said!)

From Wendy....


                                       A lovely table runner in my colours 

Thank you ladies, I really love them all.  The girls came to stay and I was treated royally.  Lauren and Chris took me to dinner in Napier, and I now have a lemon and lime tree for the garden.  I have half barrels that they are to be planted in.  I cant wait to see them grow.

Anna came up too, and her and I went off to my Christmas party for work.  A great evening for it and a fabulous destination in Napier.  It was a long weekend, as it was the street Christmas party.  Another lovely evening with all the neighbours from three streets in our little area.

I have also been involved with the Angel swap run by Karen Martin from Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop.... this is what I sent off to Lyn....


  this is what I received from Lyn....
 
 

 
 


            My gifts were 'very me' and I think they are lovely.  Thank you Lyn so much.

And some other goodies for Christmas...

From Katrina....



 
the beautiful ornament.... a swap each year
 

 I love this piece too, a very cute finish
 
 
I love this!
 
And from the very talented Clare....
 

 
 How cute are these little buddies!
 
I stitched this wee wall hanging for Katrina....
 
 
 
I have been on 'holiday' for the last week and there has been a lot of tidying and cleaning up going on.  It seems never ending but is satisfying never the less. I have managed to stitch a little and have worked on a few of these....
 
 
only two more to do and I am going to try and get them both finished before I go back to work so I can get the quilt put together.  This is a lovely project to work on.
 
I also started on Santa's Village, a monthly stitch.... progress next post I hope.
 
So on ending this post, I will say Happy Festive Season one and all who read my blog.  I wish you and your families all the best for 2013.  And of course, great stitching times ahead.
 
Kath
 

7 comments:

Nicky said...

Happy New Year Kath! Lots of news in this lovely post..... belated birthday wishes to you ..... and it sounds like you had a nice Christmas too. Your stitched gifts are all amazing and you have exchanged some lovely gifts with Lyn...
Enjoy your beautiful SKoW blocks, they are looking gorgeous, and will look wonderful all together soon.
Hugs, Nicky x

StitchCat said...

What lovely gifts you got Kath...seems your Christmas time was great for you :-) I especially love the colourway of the bag Clare made for you. Its beautiful. Happy New Year!

Charlie and Wendy said...

So many lovely gifts on your post, they are all beautiful. Your SKoW is beautiful too! Wishing you a happy new year, Wendy x

Wendy said...

You blocks look lovely. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Looks like you have had some fun sewing. a good start to the new year.

Chookyblue...... said...

so many beautiful gifts....great to see some SKofW progress.......

Michelle said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! All the gifts are so stunning!

Karoline said...

Lovely gifts all round

Happy new year!