Monday, December 9, 2013

The Countdown is on!!

Dear friends, Hello!!
The countdown is on in earnest here as it won't be long till Santa comes.
Christmas preparations are under way .We have been shopping, shopping ,shopping and the gifts are finalised. The main gifts being for my 8 Grandchildren and other family. Now for the gift wrapping, cooking and the Christmas menu which I haven't decided as yet. Also sleeping arrangements for the family comeing from the country. 5 extra beds to make up.(My son and daughter in-law and 4 children). My daughter her husband and 4 children just live close around the corner from us .Then there is the extended families on Christmas day. A very big few days over Christmas. I think I had better hurry up and prioritize a few things around here No.1` no watching the cricket!!
There is plenty of fun things happening. Christmas parties to attend. Celebrating Christmas with our friends. A lovely time of the year.
Not much sewing happening. My big quilting projects I want to start can wait till the New Year. I am just doing some Dear Jane blocks when I can manage to be in the sewing room.
I have to admit the Cricket ( the Ashes between Australia and England) has me glued to the television this last week instead of doing my jobs!! hehe.
Our Tuesday class group had a combined get together Christmas party with the other day groups of the week. Some great people, great food and a great show and tell of some stunning quilts made by the ladies.

 Tuesday girls. My lovely sewing friends.

Show and Tell.

 More quilts to show another time.

Amazing quilts. So inspiring to see. Looking close the detail is stunning and the lovely colour matched fabrics.

I received a lovely sewing set for my Secret  Santa gift beautifully sewn by my dear sewing friend Kay. I just love it so handy and useful.  I was so happy. Thank you Kay.
Our first week of summer here in Australia and it is already into the 30C's. We plan on a very hot Christmas day.
I want to thank you all who visit my blog you are truly appreciated.
I hope you all have a great week and will be happy and well.
Jen x



Frances Leate said...

Some lovely show and tell and a beautiful gift. You sound very organised and I can only wish I was too. Take care.

margaret said...

least said about the cricket the better for us Brits!! Some lovely show and tell and a very nice secret santa present

Cheryll said...

Loads of fun by the look of your pic's... so Merry Christmas to you!
Gorgeous quilts in show and tell.. using lovely fabric and patterns.

We will catch up in 2014! :)

Dianne said...

It is such a busy time, but so lovely that you could catch up with your sewing friends, they are so special, are they not? Thank you for your lovely blog posts throughout the year, Jen, and also for your bloggy friendship. I wish you and your whole family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. Di.

*-* said...

Hello Jen,
Merry Christmas to You & Yours. Sounds like you will have a lovely Christmas time with your Family.
Not much stitching from me of late either, I've been working at my daughter's practice for six months. I did manage to catch a few days of the Ashes. (I don't have to prepare for a large family this year). Well done Australia ! Look forward to seeing your stitching next year.

Karen said...

A beautiful sewing family! The countdown is on and it sounds like you are in for a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy!!