January is always a busy time for me at work with the planning for our Australia Day function ....it's pretty much under control now with just the finishing touches to do......after Saturday I can relax and get back to "normal" at work..(whatever that is!) Most nights after work (the ones I stayed awake until after dark) have been spent stitching - I prepped a whole bunch of stitcheries a couple of weekends ago and have been working my way through them - determined to get a head start on gifts this year!
Some Leanne Beasley along more of the Morsel pincushion pattern ...these are quite addictive!
More needlebooks....a Gail Pan pattern.....
This little gem is a Kathy Schmitz pattern - I bought it as a kit and love it.....something for Christmas 2013!
A little bit of Natalie Bird.......the thread I used for this one is a Cottage Garden thread called Plum Pudding! Love it!
The Australian Open tennis has also been on this past week so I have watched that while I stitched......although Rose got quite confused and couldn't work out what the noise was during one match with both of the players emitting a loud screech every time they hit the ball.....I had to hit the "mute" button until that match was over. Not much on TV this time of year so the tennis has been good entertainment.
The kids have all been on holiday.....here in Aus Rhiannon and Wade drove to the east coast and spent some time beach hopping up the coast to Byron Bay where they met up with friends for a few days before heading home......in Europe Mark and Terri spent Christmas in Austria then back to London in time for some snow there as well.
....so one couple having fun in the sun......
...the other having fun in the snow! quite a contrast!
Better fly........work awaits!
'til next time.....................Lorraine