Saturday, December 19, 2015

2015-12-19 ..... Getting excited....



 I've figured out how to keep busy in the Summer while playing Yahtzee with Mum in the afternoons....
  I'm going to crochet squares for rugs ... not too hot to do a square and I can sew them together in the winter when handling a rug won't be a problem.



 I can crochet strips to make Christmas trees like this too...



..... and these little ornaments.....  



...or the flowers for this pretty wreath.....




I have spent  the last 3 weeks testing out these little crafty bits and now I'm ready to go....  next Christmas will be full of pretty and colourful gifts for everyone..... xxx


We are going to have Christmas with our friend Edna's grand daughter.
 Edna is in a nursing home permanently now and gets very lonely....  we visit her as often as we can...as does her grand daughter... Edna's son, our friend Bob, is in Hong Kong spending Christmas with his son and family...when he is home he sees his Mum every day.....
It was my Mum's idea to take her to see her Grand daughter and great grand children.... we had been thinking of having her here with us... but this is a better plan.. xxx










                                         ... have a happy and blessed Christmas  .....

  Hugs....  Barb  xxxxx

Sunday, December 6, 2015

... Flowers ... 2015-12-6



Here are some pretties today......























  Have a wonderful Sunday...

Hugs   Barb  xxxx

Sunday, November 29, 2015

...Our Kris Kringle success... 2015-11-29



Well .... our annual family Kris Kringle party was yesterday , and everyone had a great time.

We had wonderful cup cakes instead of a Christmas cake..



Mum enjoyed  the desserts.....actually we all enjoyed the desserts.......


The meats were lovely... hubby did well cooking the pork neck... (Mum's favourite)......
..... cheese platter success.......
......  chocolate strawberries.. anyone....  yummmmm


..The Highlight, of course, was the Presents......  
I won't show you all the happy smiles..... there are too many of us.....

...I'll just show you me... xxxxx
... the grand daughter in the background had her shoulder dislocated at swimming in the morning.......

..... here's Mum with the baby of the family.....


..there were some great water fights out the back...  


..........  my son was in the party mood.......
  he plaited his beard and tied the balloons on........didn't last long... xxxx

...... but I think my Kyton looks the best....  here he is with hubby......



... this was officially my last year of organising this event.... have handed the Kris Kringle/family Get Together title to my youngest daughter Mary... who helped me this year...
.... thanks Mary....... xxxx

leaving you with the happy cup cake face of my 3yr old great grandson Tobey, who is very proud of his Spider web haircut....    xxxxx
  



 and a pic of Mum's Hydrangeas....




Have a great day...
Hugs...  Barb  xxx

Sunday, November 22, 2015

... more finished bits.. 2015-11-22 ...





I've been having a busy time these last couple of weeks...

My sister Gwen came and spent a few days with us..... Mum loved having her here ....




I've finished 50 Christmas tree tags .... and 40 Snowmen.....     it was a lot of fun...  

... here are some of the Snowmen in the goodie boxes for the little ones......

                                    ... and some finished tags.....

                                           ..looking forward to our party next Saturday...



Have a great day.....

Hugs....   Barb  xxxx

Sunday, November 8, 2015

.Festive Hall .... 2015-11-8





 I finished the paper chain for the hall and have put it up...
I love the finished look..

.. I counted and measured  .... there are 880 links, 165 feet or 48.5 metres....   I had a lot of fun xxx


.... I've added more colours to my rug  ... I'm thinking the purple and pink varigated colour doesn't work well..  but I'm not undoing this  so it has to stay.......

... we bought 2 flat back Christmas trees  that hang on the wall ... we put 1 in the dining room and the other in the lounge room

                                                                 ......  I love them....

Mum's hydrangeas are starting to flower ... they look wonderful....


and I made a sock Snowman yesterday... he's so cute..  I'll be making more of these...  


                                         .......  I hope you are getting excited about Christmas....
 
... have a good week ....
 Hugs ....Barb xxxx.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christmas is coming.. 2015-11-1




 I'm working on a couple of Christmas projects....

We have our yearly Kris Kringle on the 28 of this month...



I made this collage for my photo board yesterday... I used pictures from the local pamphlets that get delivered to our house......I enjoy cutting out, it's very relaxing...


...here I am cutting out the pictures while playing Yahtzee with mum.....


I'm also making paper chains to hang in the hallway ...

I plan to make a lot of chain....


I'm making some Christmas tree hangers for the family... I colour in the drawings and glitter them up, put on the initial and laminate them...   fun...

...these ones are for the children ... I'm working on these for the adults ..one design for the ladies and one for the men......



We had friends over to lunch today and I made Snickerdoodles.... they were delicious and I'll be making some for Christmas..      this is all that was left from 40 biscuits...





I hope you have a great day...
Hugs... Barb   xxxxx

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

... some Bedroom sewing...... 2015-10-20

  Last Sunday I got out my sewing machine and decided to finish a project  that I'd been putting off.

I had bought a Doona cover with the aim to separate the two sides and use them for light covers on our beds.

I had some sheets that I had bought for curtains a long time age and the colours went well together.

Sooo .... a Spring change was coming ...... at last.



I'm off and running.........


I hemmed the 2 bed spreads...





 Made 4 pillow cases in the same fabric as the curtains.....
... and 2 small cushions in the bed spread fabric.......


After hanging the curtains the room had a new look......


.. I made tie backs to match the beds .....  and I am thinking of adding a trim to the bottom of the curtains......  

We are pleased with the new look......

   Have a great day, Everybody....
Hugs...... Barb  xxxxxx