Wednesday, December 27, 2006

First holiday finish

Its been very hot and sticky here since Christmas day, far too hot in our little office to be sitting at the computer (one of these days I must buy a fan for in here) This morning its a little cooler so I've been spending the morning catching up with emails and downloading photos from our Christmas day celebrations.

We had a wonderful day with our family, and started the day off by visiting my parents. Watching my niece Zoe opening her presents was just priceless.

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Zoe, under the Christmas tree

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Zoe and I.

We all got thoroughly spoilt with lots of great pressies. Glenn gave me several gift vouchers to spend at some of my favourite shops.

Then it was off to Glenn's parents for the rest of the day. For Christmas lunch this year we had chicken, ham, lamb, pork, new season potatoes and pumpkin, fresh beans, roasted parsnips, kumaras, and carrots and all the trimmings. For dessert strawberries, ambrosia, trifle, Christmas pudding, cheesecake, icecream and fresh fruit salad. It was all just divine, lol.

Yesterday, Boxing Day, I spent the morning tidying up while Glenn painted our laundry ceiling, he's a good boy, and then we chilled out for the rest of the day. While Glenn watched cricket on tv, I found a cool spot and stitched and stitched, lol. I have my first finish of my holidays, Little House Needleworks Watermelon:

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I think I'll make this into a small flanged pillow. I pulled Just Nan's Mermaid Heart out of my stitching basket last night and this will be my project for the next few days, I'm hoping it will be finished by New Year's. My progress so far:

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I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! Be back soon! happy stitching :)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kids have so much with Christmas and gifts. My 3 years old had a blast and he reminded me the night before that I needed to put up the stocking. I love your LHN watermelon piece. I am going to stitch mine soon too and will make that into a pinkeep. Your JN
piece is making good progress. Have a happy new year.

stitcherw said...

I spent Christmas with my two nephews and watching them at Christmas was so much fun, kids really do make the event more special. Your watermellon turned out cute, and I LOVE the colors of Mermaid Heart, looking forward to seeing is finished.
Sue

Cathy said...

Sounds like you are thoroughly enjoying the holidays! Your niece is a beautiful little girl!

All of your recent stitching and finishes are quite nice. It feels good to get things finished, doesn't it?

Have a wonderful New Year Katrina!

Anonymous said...

Katrina glad you had a wonderful Christmas with family!

Congrats on your first holiday HD!

Carol said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I sure hope my package for you arrives soon! Thank you for the gorgeous gifts - you amaze me!

Barbara said...

What a lovely picture of you and Zoe under the tree! Glad to hear you had a happy holiday! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You've been a busy little stitcher (lucky thing! LOL) ... everything looks great :)

Zoe looks very festive and very happy - this age is so much fun at Christmas, everything is so magic for them.

Enjoy the rest of your break!

Anonymous said...

Your niece is adorable! As is the stitching!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas :) Both the LHN and JN pieces are lovely

Michelle said...

Congrats on the Watermelon finish - these are such cute patterns, I really should get them! Your progress on Mermaid Heart is beautiful too. I have this in my stash to do as well!

Anonymous said...

Wow Watermelon looks great well done on your holiday HD. I also love Mermaid Heart, looking forward to seeing it finished.

Hugs n' Stitches xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely work!

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