Thursday, 9 January 2014

Hello 2014

Hello...Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, too. Ours was great, we were lucky enough to have my other two sisters come home with their families to have Christmas at mum and dads. Kate spent Christmas and new year home...and Stephen had two siblings here, too. So it was a very hectic, crazy, wonderful couple of weeks.
Did I mention that Ethan turned 18 early January???....nothing like your baby turning 18 to make you feel 90! Lol...

E with Xanthe, his god-daughter

Chookys' SSCS was a highlight of my Christmas day...I have so enjoyed participating in this swap again this year.  Anne Heidi  from Norway seemed very happy with the gifts that I sent. Below are two pics that I took at home before I sent them.

Annie Downs fabric bunting/swag

Tea towel and Koala ornament

I was lucky enough to receive my gifts from Satu, who comes from Finland...Thankyou again Satu....I love my gifts!!!!!!!! Pictured below are: 2x pot holders made with Nancy Halvorsen fabrics and backed with felted wool ( woven and felted by Satu ), a wooden "pot watcher" that vents a saucepan lid- made from local timber, some Nancy H angel fabric pieces, a beautiful piece of fabric from a Finnish designer that has my favourite flower on it and also a cute little mug rug made with the same fabric. So generous, Satu.....I loved all of it!!

Have a good week all....special thanks to Satu and to Anne Heidi....also to Chooky and Googy. xo