30 December, 2014

Some Lovely Things To Share

 As if I haven't been spoilt enough, Mel gave me these gorgeous gifts. I have the perfect spot for the NOEL blocks in the gap under the television where a dvd player should go. There was some pretty fabric and DMC threads.
 I had my eye on this book at the Patchwork Tea House when we were there last week. Lucky I didn't buy it 
as Mel already had a copy for me.
 Kris Kringle was very good to me this year too (twice). 
I got my first Tilda book. I've been seeing all the lovely projects being made by on-line friends. 
Have you seen Doodle Stitching, The Holiday Motif Collection? Oh my gosh! There are so many wonderful little stitcheries in this book. I already have Doodle Stitching, The Motif Collection but I think the Christmas one is even better. There was a bundle of Christmas fabrics too.
And look what I got for my second KK! Bonnie and Camille's Designer Select FQ Bundle of Miss Kate. What a lovely addition to my Bonnie and Camille collection.
Do you remember Austin's Christmas cake?
We cut into it on Christmas Day and straight away you could smell it. It was very moist and full of fruit. I don't eat fruit cake myself but from all reports it was delicious.
The power went out for a couple of hours yesterday.
Oh no! No xbox! 
It's amazing how much fun can be had by playing
a board game. In case you're wondering,
that's Austin's lovely girlfriend, Paris
What was I doing when the power went out?
I was on a roll putting my FQS BOM together. While waiting for the power to come back on I pinned everything I could and marked my lines on the 100 squares ready for making the flying geese blocks. Hopefully, I'll get back to it today.


Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely new books. Great fabric pack. the kids look like there are having a great time.

Maria said...

Lucky girl being spoilt..Looks like lots of lovely stitching for you in the books and gorgeous fabrics too.
Board games are such fun. Glad you found something to do too while you had no power..

Susan said...

Beautiful gifts. Lots to keep you busy in the year ahead. It's quite a change having a girl join in with the boys, my son's girlfriend has joined our group of three boys too.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Beautiful gifts, and that cake looks amazing - well done Austin!!
Hope your day includes that stitching. xx

marina said...

lots of crafty loveliness there in those parcels!
nothing like a good board game to keep the boys all occupied.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The cake
Looks so good .... Vey nice presents...great photo of the kids xx

Cheryl said...

Love your present from Mel - can't wait to see that beautiful wallhanging stitched - and your gorgeous KK gifts - lucky you. Great to see the kids having fun without electronic games etc.

Jo said...

Oh the poor things... No power... Yes we can always find something to do

creations.1 said...

Beautiful gifts but my favourite photo would be the board game rolling around the floor one!! So happy!!

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

So glad it was your place without power! Enjoy those new books etc, books are so good as presents. If you are after a good board game try The Logo Board Game. Bonnie bought it for Christmas, so much fun.

Happy New Year.


shez said...

Hi Christine ,wow what lovely gifts you received and love the pics of the boys having so much fun.xx