Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Check In Before Christmas

Well this will be my last post before Chrismas and possibly the last post of 2011 - can someone please tell me where this year has gone!!!

So in the count down to Christmas:
Presents - DONE
Tree - DONE
Wrapping of said Presents - yeah right LOL - probably Christmas Eve
Buying of the Christmas Food - Friday
Christmas Alcohol - Friday or Saturday

So basically I am done, I have one more day of work left and then I am on holidays till the 6 January - WHOOO HOOOOO.
I have our new air conditioner for those days that are just to hot to go outside, mulitple tv channels,DVDs, books downloaded to my kindle and cross stitch stash so I am pretty sure that my time away from work will be well spent.

Here is some pictures of a couple of ornaments I stitched for the exchanges I was in....
For Lynne in Canada - Exchange at 123mb

Design is from an older issue of JCS Ornament Issue. I have stitched this one a couple of times now and it is one of my favourites.
For Marilynne in Canada - Exchange at Stitchers Circle
Design from this years JCS Ornament Issue.

So to all of you who read my blog or just stumble across it accidentally I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and I will see you all again in 2012.

Oh and just a follow up from my last post, I am still to watch Upstairs Downstairs, mum arrived safe and sound and the house was cleanish.........

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Feliz Navidad etc etc

This is just a fly by post as I just don't know where the time has gone. Can you believe that it is nearly Christmas. I am going to have to do my usual Christmas shopping blitz and hit the mall with a list and a couple of spare hours on Sunday.......not quite the night before Christmas but pretty close LOL. At least I don't need to buy any Christmas paper as I have a huge stash left over from last year as I went gift bags instead, me wrapping presents is not a pretty sight, have you ever seen an adult get sticky tape stuck in their hair...............

My mum arrives on Friday afternoon and I have but one christmas decoration up and the house is a mess. I did go home with good intentions of doing some cleaning last night but well a recorded episode of Upstairs Downstairs and a glass of wine won the call instead, maybe tonight.

My last day of work before the Christmas break is December 23 and I don't come back until January 9, boy am I looking forward to that break as 2012 is going to be the working year from hell if 2011 is anything to go by!!

I will pop in again next week and let you know how my Christmas shopping went, if my house was clean for when my mum arrived and what happened in the next episode of Upstairs Downstairs so until then..........
And remember