Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas I know its a bit late but time fly's when you are  having fun and a lot of fun has been had in our house over the last few week. The boys and I have been riding to the beach for a swim, games, spending time with family and a trip up into the mountains. So here is the lovely things I received with SSCS swap, my present was from Anne Marrie. Anne lives in Norway and for my ornament she made these lovely woven hearts. I can remember making these out of paper when I was little and never thought to make them out of fabric.
For my main present I received this lovely bag , so my colours and reminds me of spring every time I look at it. I also received a  calendar, thimble and little saying to hang up. I was spoilt so much and thank you Anne for the wonderful things
Now my partner was Sharon in New York and I have to say went a bit nuts on the ornament, lets just say sometimes bigger is better .

Its a pattern I have had for awhile , its a Christine Book's pattern and I have been waiting for just the right time to make it and decided as Sharon is from the Big Apple, well she needed a big stocking .

It measures around 1.5 meters long and I do hope she was a very good girl so Santa filled it for her. The main present is a table runner that I designed my self and have to now write up the pattern for a quilt teacher who would like to teach this pattern next year .,

I know Sharon liked it and I am pleased that she got to keep it as her daughters where very keen to take it home. It is hard to believe that another year is coming to a end but it has been a full year and that is not always a bad thing. I have to say that the new year is going to bring a lot of changes to my life as the week before Christmas I was told I had Hemochromatosis ( to much Iron in the body ) and now have to give blood every week for the next few months  and become a vegetarian which is not to bad but the hardest thing is no Sugar and as every tooth in my mouth is a sweet tooth that is not going to be easy, but we will do it .

I would like to wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year and look forward to blogging  with you all next year
Big Hugs Bec


  1. Merry Christmas! It all gose by so quickly. Such lovely projects - made and received. No sugar?! After the initial withdrawal period you hopefully won't miss it. Are you allowed substitutes like stevia or is it all the *coses - fructose, lactose, glucose, etc?

  2. Hey Bec..........sounds like you have been having a lovely time at home..........great presents sent and the "little" for being part of the SSCS once again..........

  3. oh and all the best with your health........I would hate to give up meat...........

  4. Hi I am so happy my gift made it all the way to Australia and I am so happy you liked it!!
    Happy new year to you and may the new year be a creative on ;-))

  5. Hi Bec
    Lovely gifts you received... and love the stocking you made! The table runner looks great too..Sorry you are unwell at the moment... gosh no sugar that's a tough one... I am sure it will all help though and that's the main thing... Enjoy the holidays and will catch up soon

  6. Hey, Bec! I was sorry to hear that you can't have meat or sugar. I am not sure I could live without chocolate, but I also know you do what you have to do. Lovely tablerunner! Are you going to publish it? Love the 'small' ornament also. You are so funny! Hope your New Year is a happy and healthy one. Take care.