Monday, 19 December 2016

Surprises

I have had a couple of surprise parcels this week.  The first was from Jenny, of http://jensstitching.blogspot.com.au/ and she got me a beauty.
After a long day I thought I would settled down on my bed to have a much needed nana nap, and just before totally resting had this crazy idea that I should check my mail.. 
I opened the pretty envelope first and without warning, I was showered in little stars...  I just burst out laughing.  Yep, Jenny got me good, but as I messaged her - I have a long memory...lol
Thanks Jenny for the giggle - I was still finding them days later...
My second surprise was from Shez , of http://shez86.blogspot.com.au/.  Shez sent me this beautiful Christmas ornament.  Thanks Shez, it was a lovely surprise and I have it hanging on me tree already..
Love it xxx
I think I am going to sit back and enjoy my coffee, especially seeing as I think I have got my blog up to date... for now...
cya all..
xxx 

The Tuesday Girls Christmas Party and The No Fuss "Bah Humbug" Swap

Ok, so The Tuesday Girls are known for their celebrations and outings, and if you think we were going to let the fact that we have already been to Christmas parties and other celebrations this December, that we would not bother having our own party - well you would be totally wrong.
We did have a party but unfortunately one of the girls, at the last moment, was unable to attend.
Nor did have a good reason so we will let it pass this time, but next time Nor, there will be no excuses accepted..
We did the Bon Bon exchange again this year.. it is always soooo much fun listening to the girls relay how much trouble they had stuffing their Bon Bons..  These stories alone are why we still do the Bon Bon swap every year.. 
 My Bon Bon (lucky dip) was from Miss Helen.  We had to stuff into our Bon Bons five chosen items - 1..a fat eight,  2.. an ornament,  3..50cm ribbon or lace,  4..a button and 5..a treat..
I had no trouble at all stuffing my bon bon, I don't know what the problem was.. hehehehe
We then decided to open our 'Bah Humbug Swaps".  Cheryl from http://cherylsstitchings.blogspot.com.au/ sent to me.  My parcel was wrapped in gorgeous red Christmas fabric, and inside revealed a very pretty mug, mug rug and, of course, treats...  Thank you Cheryl, I have already used my mug several times with the mug rug.  I did only use the treat once though..lol  
I made for Lyn "O'faigh" from http://oldburycottage.blogspot.com.au/ 
I forgot to take photo's of my gifts so I had to rely on Lyn to put up one..silly me..
I did take one of it wrapped up showing the fabric I used.
 
 Some of us had these pretty little dresses on order and today we were able to open them..  Helen bought one a little while ago and it was so pretty, that the rest of us just had to have one... They are not very big but they look gorgeous hanging up..
 Present time - wow - lots of goodies everywhere.  Thanks girls for the wonderful gifts.. 
 After our busy morning we headed off to The Fox and The Hound.  I forgot to take photos inside this time round, not sure why because there is always something to look at..
Well, maybe I did take a photo of our delicious food, and of their famous 'foxy lady' drinks.  Oh my, I can only have one of these but I would love to be able to drink more...
I had a wonderful day with you girls, again....
Love you girls heaps - only one thing could have made today even better and that would be to have shared it with Norreen as well.  Sorry you missed it Nor, I am sure there will be plenty more in the future. 
Merry Christmas girls..
xxx
 

Helen's Birthday

Even though Helen was not celebrating a mile stone this year did not mean, any any account, mean that The Tuesday Girls were going to let it pass with doing something special..
Before we could head out for the day, we needed to do some very important pressie opening..
 Then it was off to Laidley and Gatton, some local towns just outside of west Brisbane..
This café was named The Rustic Rose, it was a gorgeous little café, right in the heart of Laidley..
I think this is one of my favourite photo's of Helen..  I had the macadamia cheesecake, which was a little different to most cheesecakes you buy, as it had sponge cake throughout it.  This made the cake very light and yes I would definitely have it again..  Norreen bought us all a pressie on the day - that's the photo on the top right of the pretty bottle with a wooden hand painted star on it..  Thanks Nor..
 Laidley is a pretty little town with lovely old buildings.  We did a little sight seeing around town, a little shopping and even managed a little tour in the Das Neumann Haus.  My favourite building though was the one - top left.. (it is being used as an office building for now).
It was a lovely day and I always have a wonderful time whenever I am out with this girls.  So many giggles and laughter, such close friends.  Life would be pretty boring without you girls..
Happy Birthday Helen...
xxx

Sunday Stitchers Christmas Party

Our Sunday Stitchers Christmas Party was the perfect way to end our get togethers for 2016.
Before I can continue with the Christmas celebrations, I should mention the birthday girls..
We had four birthdays - Helen, Susan, Noela and Alison..  Happy Birthday girls, I hope you had a fabulous birthday...
The room was very fitting as it has a red carpeted wall, perfect for pinning some show and tell to and it also makes for very festive photos too..
Here is our gift table (secret santa), Alison showing us a bag she had finished and some of the Christmas displays..
 Susan and Alison had some quilts for show and tell.  Susan's quilt was amazing, one minute it was pink, then red and then it was yellow.  lol Nah only joking.  Susan has done this quilt in three difference colours.. 
Lunch was from the Local IGA and as you can see was very delicious.. We also had plum pudding and custard (no photo) and Teresa brought along some very, very delicious peppermint fudge..
My Secret Santa partner was Norreen, one of my very own Tuesday Girl.  I can tell you, it was very hard to not let on that she was my partner.  It felt like I had kept this secret forever..lol
 I made this bag for her - the photos don't show the pattern in the black fabric unfortunately but you get the idea.  It has pockets in the front and a large one in the back and, of course, some inside..
My secret santa that I was receiving from was Susan.  How lucky was I.  Susan gave me this gorgeous bag, I love the colour, its gorgeous.  I also received an angel (Susan's signature ornie) ornament as well.  Thank you Susan, I do love them both..
Needless to say that there was lots of gifts from everyone, including a santa cupcake from Teresa..yum - this did not make it home... Thank you girls - the ornies are on my tree, the lollies and chocolates have been eaten, and the other items have been put to good use... 
Here is a close up of some of the gifts.. 
Thanks girls for a wonderful party and it has been a great year...looking forward to catching up next year..
cheers..