Monday, 3 December 2012

A lovely exchange and a little bit of finishing

November flew by and the way December is going Christmas will be here before I'm ready for it.

We have the Christmas tree up and some decorations but I need to put a few more up to make it look a little bit more festive. I've spent this afternoon shopping on line for the grandchildren and I can't believe how much a little toy costs but it only comes once a year and it's a chance to spoil them a little. I'm looking forward to Boxing day when all four grandchildren will be here to open their presents. Lily is 4, Josh is 3, Callum is 2 and Becky is one so it will be madness in our house, I can't wait.

December 1st was my youngest daughter's birthday and she celebrated it by coming down with a cold and lost her voice too, not the best of birthdays.

Saturday was also the day for opening my exchange from Diana, she doesn't have a blog but she should have. I've been participating in a Gift of Friendship exchange for quite a few years now with a lovely group of ladies and this is what I received, it was an ornament exchange and I received not one but two beautiful ornaments and some lovely extras too.

This is what I sent to Diana, and she said that she liked it.

There's not been a lot of stitching going on apart from a few Christmas cards that I like to do for some stitching friends. I did make a couple of ornaments up that I'd stitched ages ago  but for the life of me I can't find the other four ornaments that I'd stitched  to hang on my mantle. Never mind I'm sure they'll turn up one day.

Healthwise, I am improving day by day, still being told to rest but I'm feeling so much better in myself and so much happier.

Hope everyone else is happy and healthy,

take care,


Nicola said...

Children make Christmas especially when they still believe in Santa.

We are excited that our grandchildren are coming to visit and that Santa has agreed to deliver some of their presents to our home.

cucki said...

Beautiful exchange gifts ..
Enjoy the lovely December month
Love x

Mii Stitch said...

Great exchange, full of lovely gifts!

Janet P said...

Love the exchanges, you are going to be very busy on Boxing Day, bt what fun. x

Sally said...

Lovely exchanges and beautiful ornaments.

Sally said...

Lovely exchanges and beautiful ornaments.

Elisabeth said...

Hi Sue! I just found your blog and it is lovely :) This christmas exchange is so nice too. Elisabeth xx