Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The First Christmas

I have just got home from a delightful Christmas lunch with my SiL and his family and found the postman had left a parcel from South Dakota containing the final three of the Global Piecers' Christmas swap blocks and some other festive goodies.  Aren't they gorgeous?  Tomorrow will be spent making a Christmas wallhanging (probably).

We are still enjoying freezing temperatures, no more snow today but a great frost and freezing fog too.  My grandson, Wills, is keeping this icicle in the freezer so that he can see it in the summer.  He enjoyed his presents, particularly a book of dinosaurs which was a great hit.  He did extremely well with his present giving too -
I got this book and a massive box of Thorntons' chocolates, boy am I a happy Nanny!!  I also had another great piece of post, this time from New Zealand.  It was notification from the Timaru mini-symposium that I have got my first choice of workshop there in April, yeah baby, I'll be doing a miniature foundation-pieced Storm at Sea quilt with Meryl Caudwell. Finally for today, here's a shot of me with my first bowlful of Christmas pudding, complete with brandy butter and a sparkler, excellent.
Oh and a friend had left a brace of pheasant hanging on the front door handle - no photo in case some of my dear readers are vegetarian or of nervous disposition but that will be another little task for tomorrow!
Have a very Happy Christmas.


  1. Wow, What a bountiful day you've had! Merry Christmas Lis!

  2. A brace of pheasant, nah not for me, I tried it once or twice, but now the plum pud with brandy sauce oh my I miss that. No Chrissie dinner in Aus was ever complete without it. Some day I will make one, haven't in decades because my kids didn't like it & I would end uo eating it all!;Happy Christmas dear!

  3. Thorntons chocolates, oh how i miss those! Christmas pud isn't the same with a BBQ, so don't really miss that. Lucky you going to Timaru symposium, I'm busy saving my pennies ready for my flight 'home' on the 30th April!
    Wait until you see Material Obsession Two. Hubby bought me it for Christmas, it's even better!
    Thank you for the flax phots, it's just going on my blog now. Keep warm!


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