Sunday, December 23, 2012

At Christmas all roads lead home.

Hello and Thank You, Blogging friends, who make and create such amazing things and make this a place where I find inspiration by putting your treasures and creations on display. It certainly is a place of interest on here.
 A new addition to my Christmas decorations are 2 fabric Christmas trees.


 Japanese folded fabric Christmas tree. Just Google those 5 words and a tutorial on the blog will be there.

Christmas in Australia is not like anywhere else. Celebrated December 25th in mid summer when temperatures can be up to 35C or more.
Some Australians have Christmas dinner on a local beach or at home by the pool and playing cricket in the back yard enjoying outdoor activities.
I just love the build up to Christmas with homes decorated with Christmas lighting.These 2 houses are just a few streets away.

We took our grandson Korbyn to see the lights an he is in the right hand bottom corner.

House no. 2.

Lit up like fairy land. In the first house I do not know how the people made it to the top of  those palm trees with the lights.They were so tall.
I have some lights inside my home and a few out the front of the house.

 Outside Lights.
Unfortunately I am not a very good photographer and don't know how to set the camera for lighting shots but you may be able to get the idea a little.

I Wish to you all a Very Happy and Safe  Christmas .

It is a real  pleasure to have you as friends on here and your comments and support is very much appreciated and I look foreward to these friendships in 2013.
Happy Christmas,   Jen x

Friday, December 14, 2012

Busy times at Christmas.

Hello, to all out there at this very busy time of year.
I am getting there slowly with all that happens around Christmas. I feel much happier that the Christmas presents are completed and wrapped. The house as had a clean and polish and the decorations are out. Just the Christmas lights to be put up and they are ready to go. Haveing those things finalised seemes to have stopped the panic I was feeling. Hope all your preparations are comeing along nicely.
We have attended a few parties and had one here for our sewing group. Secret Santa came with lots of lovely surprises.

I  have sent my quilties away to  the Quiltie Trade . Snowmen being the theme for this month.

How cute are these owls, I just love them. Sharon has completed the top for her quilt last week . I can bet that this week it will be batted and quilted and the binding finished  by now.

Our sewing group Christmas party day was such fun and a very enjoyable day at my home.
Here I am enjoying myself in the bottom left hand corner.

These ladies make the most amazing quilts and are so talented.

Our Christmas in Australia coincides with the Summer holidays. We have lots of events for the Christmas Season. Most are outdoor concerts. Carols by Candlelight is my favourite outdoor concert held in the warm summer evenings.

Have a great week, maybe fit some sewing in there.
Stay Happy and Well.
Jen x