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Monday, 31 December 2012

End of year catch up.

Hi everyone. Hope you all had a good Christmas . Thanks for the good wishes , we had a lovely time. It was different but good. We went to MIL's and I cooked dinner there at tea time instead of lunch time , but we had a relaxing day and the meal turned out great, which made my day as it was weird being in someone elses' kitchen ,lol .

 I have so many things to catch up on , hope I remember them all , so in no particular order :

 The scarves , I ended up making four as Christmas gifts , all done in time and well received .

 I didn't remember to take a pic of the other one before wrapping , but you get the idea. It was soft mossy greens in colour way , and a little shorter .

 I sent a couple of gifts to friends ,
 For Lainey
  For Barb.

This is what Lainey sent me , gotta love the birdies .Lainey kitted up the bird chart for me , so this will be started soon hopefully .

  From another stitching friend , Dawn . The kids have already chosen which birds they want , so I'll be doing a robin and thrush first .

And this is what I received from my lovely friend Bernadett . A gorgeous shawlette that she made herself , isn't it beautiful.

Picture , calendar (Bernadetts' own design) and lovely brooch

And she made my kids a couple of lovely hats ,

Owl brooches ,

and also two gorgeous ornaments with their initials on, which I don't have a picture of .
 A big Thank you to my special friends , as these were the only gifts I had to unwrap . Me and hubby didn't buy for each other with money being very tight , and I got cash from family , so having these gifts was a lovely thing for me.
 I will be spending a little of the cash on the HAED sale , wish they would stop tempting me ,lol .

 I also sent a RAK to Peggy Lee , but can't find a pic right now , and sent a little gift with Barbs' prize from my magnetic bookmark/needle holder giveaway.

 Thanks for dropping by , I will be back soon with a year re-cap and hopefully some goals for next year and anything else that I've probably forgotten ,lol.
 Take care ,


Hazel said...

Wow such lovely gifts. Me n my hubby didn't buy for each other either. Happy new year cath. Xx

Chris said...

Happy New Year Cath!
It sounds like you had a lovely holiday.
Lovely gifts both given and received.

Gill - That British Woman said...

oh my gosh I have just knit the same purple scarf. I also have the yarn for the black and grey one..........that's so funny.

You got some lovely gifts.

All the best for 2013 Cath,

Gill in Canada

Marilyn said...

Great gifts.
The shawl is gorgeous!
Happy New Yaer Cath.

Lesleyanne said...

Great gifts both sent and received. Look forward to seeing which HAEDs you choose. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Lynn said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday. You have an amazing collection of gifts and are so blessed to have such great friends.
I hope that you and your family have a very Happy New Year!

♥ Nia said...

Happy 2013!!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*

Bernadett Rauski said...

Wonderful gifts.:)
It is so good to have friends somewhere over the ocean...:)
I am happy you liked mine.:)