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