Saturday, December 31, 2011


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                     I would like to wish everyone
“ A Very Happy New Year and all the Best Wishes for 2012”
I have really enjoyed meeting new blogging friends,swapping and joining in different challenges.

Now for the last of my OPAM finishes for the year.

12. Mug Rugs

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Jo's Mug Rugs2011
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Kelly’s table Runner

Kelly's Table Runner
2. Mini Wall hangings like this

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Summer Swap Wall hanging
Summer Swap 2011


2nd Elves Wall hanging for Kate

Kate's 2011 XmasWall Hanging
Alexis’s Christmas Dress
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Sewing machine cover is thread catcher.
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Christmas Tree Stitchery.

6-7-8 For Secret Santa.

Tea Towels 6.7.8 Santa Swap for Christine 2011


Journal Cover.Santa Sack 1

I would like to thank Peg and Kris for running the OPAM  this year and I look forward to joining again in 2012.

More Christmas Goodies

When I went to check my mail yesterday there was not one  but three parcels in the mail.

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Seems Santa was so busy some of his deliveries were late. 

Lovely Wall hanging , ornament, Handmade card and chocies from Sunny . 

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Looks great on the lounge room wall.

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Charm Squares, beautiful blocks and pretty card from Leona.

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and a surprise box from Germany
Rena knows I love tins and this is what she sent

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Inside she had tucked A Christmas Stitchery , Hand stitched Card, Chocies, Coffee,ribbon, cute wee crochet items in the little hexie box, and ornaments.

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I am loving this Christmas!!! I have been so spoilt by my blogging friends and family. Thank you heaps Ladies.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Great Christmas

My DD2 and children come to visit for a week and we had a great time.
Swimming,playing games, going to the movies and visiting DD1, GD1 and GGD.

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Christmas Eve my friend and her DD joined us for a fed of fresh fish and crays.

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the kids had fun playing cricket while we chatted.

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Christmas morning we were woken with Charlie Pride singing “ Little Drummer Boy”  and guess what Santa had been and left a pile of presents.

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After opening all the gifts and having breakfast it was time to go test out the boogie boards.

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Home to shower and then into Geraldton for Christmas Dinner at DD1 andGD1’s.

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All to much for GS2 so having a nap on the way. Don't drop Uncle Mick's cacti !!!

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                                                 Look at our cute baby.

We had a wonderful time. Loads of beautiful food and it was so nice to be spoilt and not have to prepare anything.
Thanks Heaps Jo and Kate. XXXX


Boxing day it was off to the beach for swimming ,surfing and eating. Dh hooked up the CUB so we could sit in the shade.
BUT OH NO !!!  Sand too soft and down we went. LOL

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DH was out in no time and then we played in the water. It was Lacy’s first swim and we found she would rather ride the waves than swim.

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Lacy and Zoe
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015   Long day, time to go home!!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I was Doubly Blessed !!! long post

This year I signed up for two Christmas Swaps.

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A Secret Santa Swap with Christine as my partner organised by Cheryll .I really enjoyed getting to know Christine over the six months of the swap. We decided to open our Sack on Christmas morning and I was just so pleased with ALL my beautiful gifts.
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Beautiful Fabrics and threads. 

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A Folder to hold my patterns

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Thread catcher, scissors with matching fob and tape measure,                                            
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Charm Squares and a beautiful needle case with a packet of my favourite needles

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A wee light to stitch my hexies by,

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Lovely new coat hangers. Lavender Hearts to hang in the wardrobe with a gorgeous button and embroidery .

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Some cute nail files, hand cream and Lip Balm. Also a great new bag to put my crafty things in.

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A pretty Beaded Necklace.

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And a Beautiful Christmas Table Runner

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I love the label Christine printed and stitched on the back.


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Thanks heaps Christine. It was lovely to be able to open my Sack on Christmas morning and find all these wonderful gifts.

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Also a big Thank you to Cheryll for running the swap.

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The second Christmas Swap was The Advent swap organised by Fee and I was happy to have Peg as my partner.

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It was the first time I have participated in an Advent Swap and it was such fun to open a gift every day and getting to know Peg by chatting each day through e-mails.

Look at all the goodies I received from Peg

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Then on Christmas morning I opened the last gift.

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OH!!!!  Not one but TWO gorgeous Table Runners. What beautiful colours.

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HUGE Thank You to Peg for all my gifts and to Fee for running the swap.

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