Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Festival winds down...........

Phew...it's been a great week...........I think that's about it for the FOL this year........time to gear up for Christmas now!
Friday I had the morning off work.......I had breakfast with Wade and Rhiannon in Glenelg before heading over to Brighton Road to pick up my birthday present to myself........


How cute is she??  Once I got on the road to come home I just felt like keeping on driving.......perhaps I would have been at Lenora's by now if I had ....LOL......but work was waiting so I went there instead!  I came out of work at about 7pm to find a large screw protruding from the rear passenger tyre......that was a bit deflating! Two guys in the office were also working late and came out to change the tyre for me.....which was nice of them!  Tyre is repaired and replaced now............

Red was the colour for Friday.........a nice new key ring....a big (red) bag of goodies from the car dealership and some Australia Post love.....


Thanks Lenora and Lynda.....lovely surprises!! 

Today was the Christmas gtg of our little stitching group....we have been meeting and stitching / bitching for just over ten years now!  Lovely catch up today girls....and some great gifts......as always......


Ian and Cheryl hosted the lunch which was more a feast really........ before the food hit the table.....


There was wine to go with the food........


Christmas choccies.......those Lindt reindeer look a lot like Lindt bunnies with long legs....LOL


My contribution to the lunch was something to have afterwards.........haven't made lamingtons in a while but they turned out ok! 


I made a gift for Cheryl this year.........


........and Cheryl made a gift for me......a snuggly lavender heart pillow/jewellery roll and bag......Thanks Cheryl.......!!


Home again now......Mark, Terri, Rhiannon and Wade are here for dinner and we are about to start a game of Pictionary......not that any of us are competitive.....LOL.....should be fun!

Great to have some time with the kids.....with school holidays I may see a bit more of them over the next few weeks......I am looking forward to a week off over Christmas/New Year.

Mark thought he might help out and add some more brandy to the Christmas cake........ 


Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes.... had a fantastic birthday and the FOL was awesome.  I think I am almost ready for Christmas......almost........

'Til next time...............................Lorraine

18 comments:

Lenora said...

If only that new shiny car would have kept travelling!!! Looks great Loz, cant wait to jump inside it. So glad you had a great festival, and glad my little parcel arrived in time.

Nays Place said...

woo hoo a beautiful little beast to take you from a to b - perhaps a trip to the Riverland might be in store in the new year......well when we manage to finish clearing all the damage from the storm - we will have lots of firewood for the next couple of years... Presents are lovely ..its nice to be spoilt occasionally isnt it...Have a great xmas if I dont get on here again and hope to see you in the new year - seems like you have some wonderful adventures happening

Chookyblue...... said...

love your new car...........it's going to look great with some dirt and cow poop splattered on it next year when you come to visit............lol....HAPPY BIRTHDAY..........

Kris said...

Oh no! Does that mean my parcel didn't get there in time? Oh well. Hopefully Australia Post will get it there SOON!

Nancy said...

Lovely Birthday Present! Does it float so you can come to the states?

Vivian said...

Every birthday girl should have a special present to herself every couple years or so. You hit the jackpot! Looks like a great ride.

You obviously had a wonderful celebration with friends. I loved the comment about the Lindt reindeer looking like modified bunnies. I can see the outline of long legs on the foil packages, but are they really something other than bunnies inside?
Belated birthday wishes from a few km away.

Cheryl said...

Love your birthday present!!! Sounds like your week was absolutely perfect with friends and family.

AnnieO said...

Lovely birthday present indeed! Looks like there was lots of birthday joy for you this year. I add my belated wishes too! I'm looking forward to having my flown chicks home for the holidays too.

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Loz . Looks like it was a fabulous Festival full of the spoiling you so thoroughly deserve.

Shay said...

Oops..forgot to say ..getting a new car is the most exciting thing ! What a present !

Farmyard Crafts said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! Looks like you had an awesome day! Wow, are you as generous to other people on their birthdays?? (Not that I need a new car! I can think of other things!!) lol!

Amanda said...

Looks like a great ending to the Festival of Loz love the new car looks very sexy. Lovely pressies from the stitching girls too.

joolzmac said...

Great pics in this post - happy, happy, happy!
Bet you feel very swish in your new little Honda - does it have a name??

Cheers - Joolz

Katie said...

LOL I thought they were bunnies!

Nice car. Congratulations. :-)

Linda said...

You are quite the party girl! The car looks great, but sorry to hear about bad luck with the tire. Love that redwork piece you made for your friend. Your stitching looks so nice. Have a lovely holiday and enjoy your break from work. Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

Hello Loz, Love your new car ,great colour. how exciting. You could have driven across to the coast and north to Newcastle where I live,You would be most welcome. No cow poo here haha

Chocolate Cat said...

How pretty is your Birthday present!!! Sounds like you had a great day. Those lamingtons look delicious!!

Karen said...

The red stitchery you made is so pretty. Happy, happy holiday to you!