Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Day and SSCS

 My sister came down from Gympie to join us for Christmas Day. Her sons and grandchildren were all visiting their in-laws.

Here she is on the left with our parents in the middle.

 My son was able to take a break at lunchtime to join us. Even taxi drivers work on Christmas Day, but there wasn't much work around for him unfortunately.

We did a jigsaw and played 'Bobs'. Haven't had this game out for awhile. It's one I used to play with all my Mother's rellies at my great grandmother's home many, many years ago. Competition was serious.

 After they went home, I quietly sat and opened my SSCS present. The lovely Tonje from Norway sent me a wall hanging with a very suitable saying embroidered on it.

There were postcards picked out by her little son. He selected very good ones. There was also a Troll calendar with clever illustrations and a reflector, which will be good when out walking at night.

Thank you Chookyblue and Googy-Girl for running SSCS 2014.

We are off now to my cousin's home to catch with some of my Father's nieces and nephews.

Take care everyone,

Cheryl (aka Kayly)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

To All in Blogland,

Merry Christmas!

May you have Peace and Joy
at this time of year. 
Cheryl (aka Kayly) and her DH

Sunday, December 15, 2013

On the Road

Hubby was told to take 3 weeks holiday at Christmas instead of the usual 2 week shutdown. He didn't want to hang around home the entire time. I had too many jobs for him to do. LOL.
So here we are having morning tea on the Clarence River on our way to Port Macquarie.
Take care,
Cheryl (aka Kayly)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

FNWF Results

I  had 2 things organised and I was going well, then my son popped in for a visit. I don't see him very often, so I downed tools for a chat.

 I finished the quilting on the very new and early Master H's quilt.

 I made the binding, but by this time it was late. I didn't trust my sewing under the light in that room.

 So I switched to another block of my Sue Daley Square Dance applique quilt. I use a very bright light to do this. I started this one about June 2012. I got a real go on at the beginning, but other things took precedence. Still it is a good travelling project.

Don't know if I showed Miss H's finished quilt. We were supposed to drive to Gympie today with her great grandparents (my parents) for our first cuddle and to deliver the quilt. Unfortunately her big sister bought a  tummy bug home from daycare, so the visit was off.

It did mean that I was able to add the binding to the Blue Rhino quilt. Joining the ends does not come easily to me. Lately I've cheated and just stuck one end inside the other. I've had 2 problems. On one quilt I tucked too much in and turning and sewing down the binding was a bit thick. On another one I didn't tuck enough in and had to be very careful sewing down that binding. Today I persisted (read - swore the air blue) and joined it properly. I might go back to just tucking it in. LOL

 So tonight on SNWH (Saturday Night with Hubby), I'm sewing down binding.

Thank you the Cheryll for hosting FNWF. Go to her blog to see what others got up to last night.

Take care,
Cheryl (aka Kayly)

Friday, December 6, 2013


How exciting! I have signed up for my first Friday Night With Friends.

I've tried to do this in the past, but something always cropped up. To night, Hubby is off with workmates to the movies and I have a very late present to work on.
FNWF is hosted by Cheryll. I was number 44 signing up. I wonder how many others will there be.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa Touch Down

I think the postal services outdid themselves this year with their delivery times. My SSCS parcel took less than 6 days to get all the way to Belgium.

I received my parcel in just over a week from Norway.

I'm not sure who my Secret Santa is. There was a deceptive return address and a very small signature on the custom declaration. Looks like I'll have to wait until I open my present.

Thank you
to my Secret Santa.
I did open my ornament or I should say ornaments as there were 3.

I have to say goodbye to old friends, my quilting gloves. I just wore them out. They did a good job putting up with me trying to do my own quilting.

Off to craft group now.
Take care everyone,