08 December, 2013

FNWF and Basketball Report!

 Well, I didn't manage to join everyone on Friday night so I joined the girls in the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday. A needle was not picked up at all. What I did do was play with all my Christmas quilts. I took down my everyday quilts in exchange for the Christmas ones.
 
 I have five new additions for Christmas this year.
 My beautiful Christmas tree made for me by Karen of Just Purrfick for the Christmas in July Swap I've had to start another Christmas wall as this one is quite large! LOL!
 This year I can display the lovely quilt (top left) Simone of Quilting is my Down Time made for me in last year's Santa Sack Swap. As I didn't open it till Christmas Day, it didn't get up onto the wall. There is also my Kookaburra Christmas I made for the Sew We Quilt HoHoHo Blog Hop.
 The bottom right is the lovely card holder I got playing Naughty Santa at the Mill Rosie Friends Christmas Get Together. It was made by O'faigh of Oldbury Cottage.
 This is my new Bloggy Friends Christmas Tree. All of these decorations are ones I have received over the past few years from my blogging friends in swaps or as gifts. 
As I was getting a bit of a collection, I decided they deserved a tree of their own!
My new Christmas banner is up, along with the wreath (on the right) I received with my card holder from O'faigh. 
The wreath on the left is one I won on O'faigh's blog a couple of Christmas' ago!
 I thought I'd show you my lovely tea light holder I bought at the end of last Christmas. I had been admiring these for a while and was walking past the store one day and they were out for sale at a price too good to let go! Once the candles are lit, the little fan spins the deer around.

Now for the big news!
 Grand Final here we come!
Seven very happy and exhausted boys
plus one very excited coach!
They played so well. 
It was a much fairer game than last week.
So, one more week of training and basketball to go!


19 comments:

shez said...

thankyou for sharing your lovely displays,you have lots of beautiful projects there and yipee well done boys.xx

Cath said...

What a fabulous quilt wall for Xmas!

withajoyfulheart said...

Congrats boys! Love your decorating...such eye candy!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your Christmas display Christine and your "blogging" tree is gorgeous! Love the banner too by the way xx
Bug congrats to the boys and the best of luck for the GF!

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

lots of lovely hangers and great tree with ornaments received. thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You have a lovely grouping of X-mas pieces. Always loved the spinner trees. COngrats to the boys.

Susan said...

You have a gorgeous display of Christmas wall hangings. Well done to the boys.

Cheryl said...

So many gorgeous xmas displays Christine - love your mini xmas wall, your beautiful tree from Julie and your lovely tree with handmade decorations and so many other lovely goodies

Maria said...

WOW you have sew many beautiful Wall hangings gifted to you and decorations ..
Can't pick a favourite...
Well Done guys and good luck for next week.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done to the boy and all your displays are beautiful Christine...

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Beautiful. I am so sealing that idea for a bloggy friend tree next year and I'm going to add some of my own and make a totally hand made (decorations) tree :O)

Well done boys, roll on next week.

hugs

KERYN B said...

Your wall looks fabulous and WELL DONe boys all fingers will be crossed for next week...

Gina E. said...

OMG, where do you store all those when it's not Christmas?! What a fabulous and unique way to decorate your home, knowing who made each one makes them even more special, doesn't it? I've got one Christmas wall hanging and a couple of smaller items that I've made, but I've got a heap of fabrics and you've inspired me to do something with them in the next week or so - ha ha!

Anthea said...

Christine, all your Christmas hangings look so wonderful all hung like that... just gorgeous. And I do so love the idea of a bloggy friends tree, you will need to get a bigger one soon, by the looks of it!
Well done to the boys on their achievements, I'm looking forward to reading about the GF result. x

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Dear Christine,
how lovely and cosy you christmas decoration looks, beautiful handcraft.
Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to the boys!
Have a nice week,
hugs
Bente

Fiona said...

your Christmas wall is just lovely....
Hugz

Melody said...

Well done boys. Christine, all your Christmas displays look wonderful.

FloS said...

What a beautiful collection !! You are very lucky to have so many lovely Christmas quilts !!
Florence

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful Christmas decorations and good luck to the boys.