Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Probably My Final Post Of 2010

I would like to wish all my followers and the people who accidentally come across my blog or link from another blog a very merry holiday season and I hope you all have a wonderful time with friends and family during the season.
And for those of you having to deal with snow, sleet or hail please take care and  think of us here in Australia as we are looking at hitting 38 (100) here Christmas Day in Perth.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Year Ahead

This time of year there are many 2011 Challenges going around. I have decided to join this one to try and get rid of some of my unfinished cross stitched projects completed or near completion up4achallenge
Now my list currently only has 4 things on it, and can be found in my sidebar,  but I am sure I will come across a few more before the 1st of the year to add to the list.
I will be keeping you updated via my blog of course so any comments you leave on my posts will be a source of encouragement,  so just telling me to get off my lazy **** and finish something or hey girl way to go will be greatly appreciated.

On a totally different topic my Christmas spirit has got up and went and I don't know where it is, so if you find it wandering around dazed and confused can you please give it a shove in my direction LOL

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ornament Exchange - What I Recieved

This is the ornament that I received from Lynne, he is so cute. She also sent me some wonderful hand dyed fabric, ornamnet kits and some yummy Chocolate, which I have currently hidden LOL.
Well the Christmas spirit hasn't arrived at my house yet, and this year I really dont' think it will.  All the cards that I receive along with the ornaments that are arriving in the mail will be put out but as for hauling out the box of decorations I just can't be bothered, plus I would have to go out and buy a new tree as we through our old one out last year. ( I might just wait till after christmas and pick up a new tree for next year in the sales)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ornament Exchange - What I Sent

Okay, don't get excited - 2 posts in 2 days LOL. I had to wait until my ornament had reached its destination and my track record of getting things to a recipient in Canada are not that great.......but it arrived. This was for the annual ornament exchange over at 123 Stitch. My partner was Lynne in Canada and since I didn't want to send her a package all that way without a little something extra, so I asked Lynne what would she like from Australia and her response was .....

Cherry Ripe®

Cherry Ripe® Bar
The ripe juicy cherries and moist coconut smothered in rich Old Gold® dark chocolate ensures a unique taste experience.
As Australia's oldest chocolate bar, Cherry Ripe offers consumers an indulgent and rich treat.
Available in 52g, 80g, 216g and 18g Special Treats pieces, Cherry Ripe is the only bar to offer you the 'big cherry taste'.

So I sent her a bag of 12 mini Cherry Ripes.....oh I seemed to have gone off on a tangent and forgot that this post was about the ornament that I did for the exchange so without further ado here is a picture. It is from an issue of JCS Ornament Issue Magazine (can't remember which one) and using DMC.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

All I Can Say Is WOW!!!

A few months ago I signed up for a "seasonal" swap over at Parsley's Blog , we didn't know who our partners were and it was most exciting.

The person that was sending to me was Christy , well I picked up the parcel at the post office yesterday and was absolutely amazed at what she sent me, even though we had never communicated, she knew me so well it was freaky :) There were goodies stuffed inside things and everything was individually wrapped which was a lovely touch! Oh and there was also some chocolates,but I put them in the Santa tin so that I wouldn't sit there and chow down on them LOL

Please check out Christy,s blog as she makes the most wonderful cards.