28 June, 2011

My Santa Sack from Maria!

Here is my Santa Sack that Maria made for me. I was allowed to have a little feel and squeeze of the presents and now they are all put away in the drawer ready for the next delivery! Out of all the Christmas fabrics around, both of us made our sacks with holly and berries on them!
Maria's stitching is just beautiful. The photo doesn't really do it justice.
Included in the parcel was this lovely card that Maria sent me.
Aren't those owls so cute!

27 June, 2011

First Santa Sack Swap parcel sent

Maria and I have exchanged our first parcels in the 2011 Santa Sack Swap organised by Cheryll. This is the sack I made for Maria. But that's all she gets to see until she unwraps everything on Christmas Day! Now don't go poking and squeezing the pressies too much Maria! lol I received a package from Sharm of Country Fragrance. Some lovely soap that Sharm made and a lovely crocheted coaster. The soap's fragrance is choc mint. Thank you Sharm.
Here's Nelson with another new addition to the family. Harmony Lee was born last Wednesday to my niece Katherine and her fiance Brodie. She certainly has a head full of hair!

16 June, 2011

Lovely packages!

This week I received some more lovely packages in the mail. First off were these lovely fat quarters from Annie of Ruby Slipperz. I was lucky enough to win one of her Monday Mystery giveaways.Recently Sew Mama Sew had a Giveaway Day where there were lots of sponsors giving away lots of prizes. I was lucky enough to win these lovely goodies from Leona of Leona's Quilting Adventure. I haven't used Aurifil before so I'm looking forward to trying it out. The colour chart will be so handy too. Although it doesn't show in the photo, the fat quarter is a lovely green and blends in so well with the fabrics that Annie sent me!It was only yesterday (Wednesday) that Anorina of Samelia's Mum emailed me to tell me I'd won a dvd/blueray copy of the 60th Anniversary edition of Disney's Alice in Wonderland. You wouldn't believe it but it was in the letterbox this morning!

Thank you very much Annie, Leona and Anorina for these lovely prizes. I know Nelson is going to love the dvd as his school musical this year is Alice in Wonderland!

13 June, 2011

Happy Birthday Mitchell!

Today is Mitchell's 15th birthday. We had a family get together yesterday to celebrate. Mitchell didn't want a fancy cake this year. All he requested was a marble cake. So easy! And what's his birthday tea request for tonight? Pizza and ice cream cake! How easy is that!!!Here's Mitchell with the newest addition to the family. Baby Ethan was born on the 16th May. Ethan is Noel and my great nephew and second cousin to the boys. He's just so gorgeous!

Happy Birthday, Mitchell!

Lots of Love,
Dad, Mum, Austin and Nelson

10 June, 2011

RAK Received!

My RAK parcel has arrived at it's destination. I sent these goodies to Peg of Happy In Quilting. Besides writing her own blog, Peg is the person behind the Club Quilt Narromine blog. She posts all the beautiful work of Club Quilt members.

There is always a lovely comment and lots of encouragement from Peg to the girls. Peg also takes the time to reply to your comments too!

Thank you Peg for all the time and effort you put into both blogs.
I really enjoy reading them.

Hugs, Christine

04 June, 2011

RAK ready to go!

I joined in Maree's RAK (Random Act of Kindness) swap and I was given the month of June to send my parcel to someone special. I'll be popping these into an envelope and sending them off in the post on Monday.
Hope my person likes her surprise!

Thanks to everyone for their get well wishes to Austin. We'll be having his ankle x-rayed again on Monday. Hopefully then he can start putting a little weight on his foot and slowly get rid of the crutches.
On the sewing front, I've been working a bit on my double wedding ring quilt. Had a small disaster on Thursday night at guild. I was pressing one of the rings when horror of horrors, it left some black marks on the white centre. I managed to get most of it off but I'm going to replace the centre. It's very hard to see but I will always know it is there. After spending all this time on the quilt I don't want to regret that I never replaced the piece.

I had a lovely afternoon yesterday sewing. But I can't show you anything yet as it's for my partner in the 2011 Santa Sack Swap.