Monday, 31 December 2018

It's been a while again since I've been on here but I've not been idle, far from it. We've redecorated the front bedroom which is looking lovely, just need to find some new bedding to go with the colours we picked. The kitchen has had a move round as we had to have a new cooker and after they'd installed it we found that the smalll oven door wouldn't open far enough for me to move the shelves. We decided to move it to the other wall which meant other cupboards being moved around but we managed to get it in some sort of order so that we could cook the Christmas dinner.

We had a lovely Christmas albeit rather noisy with five boisterous grandchildren running around and after three days of thirteen people being in our tiny house I was ready for a nice relaxing few days before we have another family dinner tomorrow for my birthday. No cooking for me this time as DH has said that he will do it all........we shall see.

With all the work on the house there's not a lot of stitching or knitting been going on but I did take part in two lovely exchanges which I haven't shown yet.

The first was one that I do every year with a small group of ladies, mostly all in Canada but I did get two of my daughters to join in this year. I had a lovely present from Jennifer; she sent things that represented Canada and a lovely stitched piece.

These are the gifts that I sent to my partner Donna.

The second exchange was with the ladies over at Needlecraft Haven, these are the gifts that I sent to my partner Dusty.

                                        And this is the lovely gift that I received from her.

I'm hoping to get back to my knitting and stitching next week when everything has calmed down, the diet doesn't start until then as I'm sure to get some chocolates for my birthday and it would be rude not to eat them.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the New year, I know I am. It's been a bit up and down healthwise this year so hoping that the new one will be better.

That's all for now,

love and hugs, 

Sue xx


gracie said...

Wonderful gifts...Happy New Year to you and your family and Happy Birthday!

Julie said...

Two great exchanges, the NH was a fun one to be part of, I really enjoyed that (have you seen the Valentine one that has been posted?.... no pressure LOL)
Wishing you a lovely Birthday, I hope Dh does do the cooking.
Happy New Year xx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely exchanges, Sue.
Happy New Year and a belated Happy Birthday.

Jenn M said...

Beautiful exchanges!