Thursday, 21 December 2017

Leading up to Christmas.....

Only a few more days and the festive season is upon us..... one of my favourite parts of this time of the year is decorating the house...... with a little help!

This year I have not added to my Santa "family" - about 52 at last count - but decided to add some lights to "brighten up" the scene.......

What else have I been up to since last here? Well, early November a "like-minded" friend and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Gerringong Quilt Exhibition....some of my favourite quilts.....

A few books have been read......
..........This book based on facts from those that new Anne Frank was very interesting 
though very  moving.

and one of my favourites......both funny & light-hearted ......inter-mingled with a few spiritual lessons 
At the end of November Hayley left the warmth of Burleigh Heads for a weekend and came south to attend a friend's baby shower.... we did manage to enjoy some quality time together as well - including sharing old family recipes - while devouring a bag of chocolate mint balls....and a bowl of chips! 
On the creative scene.... another pair of socks was knitted up (wool bought on my holiday) and were then packed up in a Christmas box heading to England for a certain someone about to have a cold Christmas.....
And a Christmas present to myself.......... this inspirational book..... SO many  lovely projects in it - I think the Tilda fabric range will now have to be added to my stash!! 

And that about brings me up to date - once again..... 
While Megan will be spending a "Winter" Christmas in England with James's family, Hayley & Mark will be having a sunny warm Christmas in Queensland and I will be in Sydney with other family members............all that is left is to wish my readers a "Happy & Peaceful Christmas" spent with their loved ones....may 2018 bring lots of good times and creativity your way.
Happy Stitching


  1. Happy Christmas to you too Asta.

  2. Merry Christmas Asta to you and your family. Your home looks beautiful with your festive decorating. Lovely to catch up with what you've been up to xx

  3. Lovely Festive decorating Asta!
    Will enjoy to keep reading your blog in 2018 x