Saturday, December 18, 2010

More festival fun.............

.....yesterday I received a parcel in the post........I was expecting a book I had ordered from Queensland so wasn't surprised to see that the sender's address was  Queensland...given it is a "self help" book recommended by my counsellor and I was tired after a long day at work I wasn't in too much of a hurry to open it.......so put it on the bench in the kitchen and went about getting changed, greeting and playing with Rose and generally faffing about........coming back into the kitchen I remembered the parcel and started to open it....I though they had gone to a bit of trouble wrapping the "book"....it was lovely paper......then the envelope on the parcel caught my eye...."Surprise!! Happy Birthday".what the.........??....inside the package was a card.... and these two fabulous coat hangers (I love "special" coat hangers!!!).......

Maree had certainly surprised me...!  And her accomplice was Kris who supplied my mailing address........Thanks Maree.....such a lovely surprise! 

Today was the last of the Civil War classes at the Patchwork Apple.....Kris was there and surprised me with this super cute little bag, a charm pack and Lynette Anderson's book - Quilting Cats and Dogs.......


....but there was more........the bag was full of choccies!

Kris has been suffering from headaches lately and often laments she is not achieving many finishes with her stitching......well...I can vouch for the fact that she has finished something!  ......Thanks Kris....I love everything......the book is fabulous with loads of achievable projects.......something for the new year when I am on holidays?...and the choccies.....yum!

Since it was the last Civil War class we celebrated with non-alcoholic sparkling apple juice (this was good for two of the girls who had had a big night out last night!) -  thanks Jane and Sara for a great class....loads of fun......and I would like to post a pic of my finished quilt top.......but I can't because I haven't finished it yet!  Soon though! 


Thanks Jean, Yvonne, Kris (and the absent Deb) for loads of fun and support over the past few months.  Looking forward to catching up in the new year.

I think that is about it for the "Festival"........now for Christmas!

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

12 comments:

Linda said...

It's apparent from your last two blog posts that you're having WAY too much fun over there! See me turning green!? But I wish you a happy belated birthday. You've done a fabulous job of making it last as long as possible. You obviously have some wonderful friends, and good for you. You deserve it.

Kris said...

Thank you for letting us be part of the festival! It was a fun day today.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Sounds like the Festival of Loz has been a resounding success again for 2010.

I love that you make a big deal out of your birthday.

I hope this next year is the most wonderful one you could wish for and that all you hope for comes your way.

Lynda said...

What a great finish to the Festival 2010.

Leanne said...

A fine finale to the Festival. May the Festival of Loz 2011 be even more successful.

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday...........lovely gifts and I am sure you will find a new reason to go to weekend sewings groups in 2011.........you have had so much fun doing the 2010 classes.......

Deb said...

What fun you have been having Lorraine, I am so thrilled, you deserve a big smile. I meant to ask you also, that blogsite address which you emailed me, I have lost it, would you please be able to email it to me again so I can book mark it hun.
Thanks, hoping and knowing how 2011 is going to be wonderful for you

Lady of the Cloth said...

Your birthday's not over until the last card/present arrives. What a blessing to have so many thoughtful friends. Have a very Merry Christmas

julieQ said...

How fun! I love good mail like that...thank you for sharing!

Evelyn said...

happy belated birthday, what has happened to the kittens we haven't had an update from them in a while?

quiltygal said...

wow wonder if I can make my bday last this long lol trouble is mine gets lost in the Xmas/new year celebrations!! hope you have a great Xmas & more importantly a Happy Healthy Stitchy New year...

Farmyard Crafts said...

lol.... see... some parcels can be fun...!! ;) Always nice to receive a little something special in the mail. Hope you and Rose have an awesome Christmas. She does look especially gorgeous in her hat! Happy Belated Birthday too!