Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Happy Holidays..................

Christmas is over for another year.......after a big build up I got to Christmas Eve and heaved a sigh of ....."what isn't done...isn't done".......and relaxed!
I waited until Christmas morning to open my SSCS parcel....thanks to Chookyblue for organising the swap......and to my swap partner, Mary who sent this cute bag and two fat quarters - along with the stitchery ornament I opened earlier.......

After our present opening we travelled to Rhiannon & Wade's house for lunch......we all contributed to the meal.....the Prince and I were in charge of the prawns, cherries and the Christmas cake.......Rhiannon was a little concerned the meal might be missing those ingredients when she phoned and we were going "cross country".....short cutting through the myriad of dirt roads between here and the main highway to the city.........the Prince is renowned for never taking the main thoroughfare when there is a dirt road available.....it makes for an interesting drive (usually!)

......we did arrive safely and spent a very relaxing and enjoyable day - the boys played cricket between courses and due to the small kitchen which made it crowded with any more than two people I couldn't help with the dishes....drat! There were the usual questionable decisons in the cricket.....and Wade gave an excellent bowling display....with beer in one hand ..... ball in the other.......talented!!! Later in the afternoon we moved on to Shane's (eldest son) house....he ususally travels to be with his in-laws for Christmas so it was great to have the opportunity to catch up with everyone at his place this year. The boys were in kid-heaven playing on the trampoline that Santa had delivered.....if he was late to your place it is because he had trouble assembling it!! LOLOL.....All in all it was a fab day - I hope yours was as enjoyable.

The kids outdid themselves this year and shopped at the Patchwork Apple for my gifts! ....thanks Jane for your guidance when Rhiannon visited......!! pics in another post.......

Ryley finally got her quilt.....



I do hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas.......I am having my traditional lazy Boxing Day .....watching the cricket, the start of the Sydney - Hobart yacht race...the jigsaw is ready to start and I have a book (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak) at hand....all set for doing very little!!


'til next time..................Lorraine

19 comments:

Kris said...

That is a sweet bag! Those handles just make it look so cute! Oh, and Jane did a good job all round I think. She helped my sister out too!

Love the dirt road bit. Bradley and Neil have more than one thing in common!

Stephanie said...

Happy Holidays! Very cute quilt. I, too have The Book Thief that's been in my stack of books to read. Have you read I Am The Messenger by the same author?

Leanne said...

Merry Christmas to you. Looks like a great time was had by one and all.

Gran said...

Happy boxing day! Sounds like you have the best day planned.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the bag Loz! Nice gift and I love the 2009 bear in the background.
Sooo was the quilt a hit? I bet she loved it. I sure did.
The cake, cookies and shrimp looks delish. Glad you had a nice Christmas.
Happy Boxing day. Sorry I'm late.
Just got home from Tenn.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Sounds like you had a great day there missy. Lots of family time and no dishes, lol. Now I'm liking the sound of your Boxing Day - hope you enjoyed it just like you planned.

Hugs - Karen

Maree: said...

Lovely Bag..so Glad your Xmas was a good one..Little Ryley has grown so much..Pretty Quilt.
cheers

Shiree said...

Looks like a great time had by all, Happy holiday season, sweet bag, and cute quilt

Lenora said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, so nice to be able to catch up with all the family. I love Christmas, but there is something special about Boxing Day too, I think we were in much the same place. I love the bag you received, and I bet Riley loved her quilt too. Love and Best wishes for the new year.

julieQ said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Your bag is so pretty, and I am glad you got a little spoiled, too. You are so right...what isn't done...just doesn't get done!!

Thimbelina said...

Just over from checking out all the SSCS pressies at Chooky's..... you have a gorgeous blog!

Lissa Jane said...

Oooh I love that quilt and teh bag... I have read four, yes FOUR books since christmas, two elm creek books (I find them a tad predictible ) can read them in an afternoon, Dexter (oooh I love those books) and The Silent Country (Di Morrissey - also a tad predictible)..
Maybe if I read half as much I'd have twice as much time to sew????


Happy New year to you Loz!


Lissa
nr newcastle

deb said...

that cake is beautiful!!!!!!! Love the goodies!!!! I would love exploring all the dirt roads there!!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Ruth said...

Happy New Year with wishes of joy, love and happiness to you and your family.

AnnieO said...

What a satisfying holiday, and a lovely way to finish out a busy year. I hope you get plenty of family time over the remainder of your break. Thanks for sharing all the pics of the fun.

Levin (and Emily) said...

sounds perfect!
l
x

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely gifts from Mary..........thanks once again for being part of the SSCS.......sounds like you had a great day........

Karen said...

That is a cute bag that you received. Does it have pockets inside?