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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all....
I hope your day day is filled with friends, family and lots of laughter....










Looking forward to seeing you all in the
 New Year.....
Toodles....

Family Christmas day.....

Christmas day was especially good this year....
we were lucky to enjoy the day in Heather's new home.....
all the family were able to come except for Corinne and Anthony who were holidaying in Japan......






Clayton....


June...


Father and son.....
Gavan and Robert....


Tom (Rob's son) was with us again this year which was lovely.....


Gav bought me these beautiful earrings....


My little joke for Gav.....


Heather buys me a Darrell Lea pudding every year.....


We had secret Santa again and as usual it was great fun, names drawn out randomly with a  $15 limit for the gift....
had to work hard and think outside the box for interesting pressies......
Christmas lunch was sooo good.....
We had a lunch list for everyone and it worked very well, helps to spread the cost ....
A few games of Smart Arse were played as well and that was fun.....

I had the best day.....
I am very lucky to have this wonderful group of people in my life....
Love you all to bits....
it was so good to see Heather enjoying herself in her new home.....

Thanks for a great day Heather.....

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday girls Christmas party....2019

Gift giving was first on the list for today......

We had a challenge as well as the main gift...
5 small gifts beginning with each letter of the word "Santa" ......


These 2 doing some of my Christmas jigsaw.....


Sandi's gifts to me....


Main gift....


Norreen's gifts to me....


Main gift.....


Teresa's gifts to me.....


Main gift.....


Love them all, thanks so much girls.....

Then off to the "Fox and Hounds" restaurant for our Christmas lunch....
We love coming to this place ....
The usual drink....
Foxy Lady....


We explored more of the hotel.....
There is now a Scottish pub room as well as Irish and English..........












We had sooo much fun.....
Thanks girls for another wonderful year of laughter and friendship......

Happy Stitching.....







Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday Stitchers Christmas party......

Our Christmas party was heaps of fun and lots of laughter......
Swap pressies ready to be given....


This year we had a Bon bon challenge....
Make and decorate a bon bon....
Contents had to be.....
fat 1/4 of fabric
a button
Christmas decoration
a treat
50cm lace....
cracker, hat and joke of course....
So much fun getting it together.....
This is the one I made.....


There was a simple morning tea as we were going out for lunch.....


So many gorgeous little gifts given by all the girls......


A wonderful Christmas card from our honorary SS member.....Maria from WA....


A mini quilt was the theme this year for our Christmas swap.....
Alison giving out the gifts.....


All the girls with their fantastic minis.....





My mini was made by Cheryl....
Love  it,  thanks so much Cheryl....


Thanks Cheryl, I love it....


Show and Tell......
Susan's wonderful projects.....




Sandi's terrific projects.....


Finally.....
Sandi, Norreen and me....
Our "Quilt Squad" wall hangings....
I still have to quilt and bind mine, a better photo later.....


Then off to the Ormeau Tavern for lunch....


I deleted the wrong photo....
Sadly this one doesn't have Cheryl in it.....
Note to self....
Don't crop and delete photos while talking.....


2020 UFO Challenge number is......


What a fabulous year it has been, 
I'm sooo lucky to be a part of this wonderful group....
Thanks girls for your friendship and of course all the giggles and fun.....
I look forward to seeing you all next year....

Toodles.....