Monday, December 31, 2012

So that was Christmas......now for the New Year....

It's been a big week!  Christmas day was spent with Rhiannon and Wade....we were up early talking to Mark and Terri on Skype...then it was present opening time followed by  breakfast and a trip to the beach then home for lunch ........



I headed home late in the afternoon and picked up Rose from her sleepover with Lexi.......although I don't think they spend much time sleeping when they are together! 

The days since then have been busy.....

Breakfast (after a visit to the quilt shop for some essentials...I had a quilt to finish and had run out of batting.......)


I received some mail..........actually the mail was received before Christmas......

Kris sent me this most excellent bunting and a hand carved Santa made by one of her talented children.....thanks Kris!!



Lenora and I both have birthdays in December and I received this parcel of goodness a couple of days after my birthday (but still within the Festival of Loz!) Thanks Lenora!!


Lunch with friends...............




Then on to some serious stitching time on the sewing room...........

Rose was a bit miffed she wasn't allowed to help.....

Pinning.....

 
Machine quilting.......



Some binding......


Into the wash........


 ..and out into the sun and breeze to dry....


This little quilt was made for one of Rhiannon's friends who recently had a little girl...it is now in its new home being loved!

I have also been spending a bit of time on this years jigsaw.......well chosen by Rhiannon bearing in mind my recent visit to London.....the Tower Bridge...and it is a "glow in the dark" puzzle....


 
I have spent today in the sewing room working on some secret squirrel stitching for a get together with the girls on Saturday........using some fun fabric I bought in New York....
 

 
So as a new year is on the threshold I would like to wish everyone all the very best for 2013.........and leave you with a few pics from Christmas 2012....
 


A pic of the little nativity one day...........


....and after a particularly hot day.......LOL.

 
Happy New Year!!
 
'Til next time...................Lorraine

19 comments:

shez said...

happy birthday Loz and a happy new year to you and your family.xx

Susan said...

A very happy post full of all the good things in life. Hope it continues in 2013.

Lynda said...

Happy New Year Lorraine. That candle is hilarious.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....great post Loz....Happy New Year....

Karen said...

The binding for your quilt was very colorful. I like!
Sounds like you had a good birthday and Christmas. My best wishes for the New Year.

AnnieO said...

Looks like you spent your Christmas days the best way, family, fun, fabric, and food! The candles are too funny. Get together with the girls, hmm, hope those Oreos didn't melt too!

Sue SA said...

Happy new year, what a sweet baby quilt. Loving your Jim Shore collection and going off to write my 2013 letter to Santa now to remember to ask for a JS deco and a jigsaw! DH got me a board game actually and it was also perfect entertainment for the adults post lunch...well those of us who were not napping!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Looks like you've had a lovely Christmas and New Year period. I love this time of the year, chilling out with friends and family.

Leanne said...

Seems like you have been busy. Wishing you a wonderful 2013. What do you do with candles like that? I have a few.

Cardygirl said...

Happy new year to you dear travel buddy! May 2013 be a wonderful year for you!

Sarah said...

Lol, your candle looks a bit rude! We had one do that when we lived in a hot box of a house in Paringa. Hasn't happened here on the peninsula in our big old stone home.

Amanda said...

That candle looks like it needs some Viagra. Best wishes for the new year

Linda H. said...

It's apparent you had a really nice Christmas. There's no better place to be than with family! Your machine quilting is quite lovely, Loz. I can see you have a talent for it. Continue to enjoy, and have a wonderful 2013.

Terry said...

Everything looks fabulous! I've never heard of a glow in the dark puzzle! How cool! :0)

Katie said...

Happy New Year to you Loz! It's been so cold and dreary here and I'm thinking the beach sounds so much nicer. :-)

Anita said...

Happy New Year Loz! Looks like you have been having a grand old time in your break. xx

OzRose said...

LOL! love the candle, looks like it is taking a bow to the Nativity scene! Happy New Year and hope to see you soon xx

Shay said...

Christmas at the beach. Does it get any more Aussie than that?

Lunch at Barossa Valley Estate looks scrumptious. I love lunches that start off like that with a little bit of everything that tickles the taste buds.

LOVE that baby quilt. Gorgeous!

All the best to you for the new year Loz. Looking forward to making some stitchy memories with you again this year.

xxx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Happy New Year Loz :)