In spite of my limited blog-reading time I do know there's been a 'bit of talk' about Christmas lately - it's so much fun to see the Christmas spirit around the world so I thought I would add to it as well.
Christmas in New Zealand for me, goes hand in hand with summer... we seem to be busy busy busy leading up to Christmas then all of a sudden the country stops and most people are in holiday mode. For us on the farm the cows still need milking but it is still a relaxing time of salads and sunblock.
For me, there are little things that get my adrenalin going and get me excited about Christmas coming.....
...Yummy fresh foods start appearing signalling relaxing meals with family and friends...
...Likewise the Manuka is in flower giving us our very own special sprinkling of Christmas snow,
|The bees are as busy as....bees!|
So I really am feeling Christmassy even if we still have to find a (real) Christmas tree and get some decorations out - we have no children at home this year to
I've done a little Christmas sewing - this is all I'm showing of this little project just now; these are 'one good turn deserves another' gifts (or gifts for Random Act of Kindness I have received).
|I can tell you though that these blocks have come from the Quiltmakers|
100 Blocks magazines; I find them a great resource.
And this morning I finished this 'Art Binder' for my nephew. I'm quite happy with it, and the excellent tutorial for it can be found here.
Some of you will be aware that this year I joined the Farmers Wife Quiltalong with Brynwood Needleworks. The lovely Donna sent me this lovely wee gift recently - just for participating!! Thank you Donna.
I'm impressed you are still with me...! I just have 2 more photos to show - both of little critters ---
|Here is my latest Hannah and Harrington block - number 8,|
yaay, I'm catching up!!
|For those closer friends who have been asking about the new carpet we put |
down recently , this photo shows you how well camouflaged
our pets are on it!!
Wishing you all fun, happiness and excitement in the lead up to the festive season -
and happy sewing everyone,