Friday, January 13, 2012

Holiday Break Nearly Over

Well, my summer holidays have nearly come to an end, its back to work on Monday for me. I can't believe how quickly this time off has whizzed on by, but it always does.  Hannah and I have just returned home from a little time away staying with our relatives in Palmerston North. Its a little trip we take every year at this time.  We spent our time catching up, visiting local parks and pools, and of course, shopping!  Lots and lots of sales on at the moment.  But of course it was nice to get home, and back to DH, after being away for five days.

During one of our visits to the park, I found Hannah hiding out in the flower garden, such vibrant colours :)

Glenn has been busy during his break and has been working on a new project, he's building us a green house on our back deck so we'll be able to grow our own vegetable and plant seedlings.  I can't wait until its done to get some seedlings underway.

I mentionned in a previous post that I'd treated myself before Christmas to a few new goodies.  I bought these JBW Design patterns to stitch this year:

Two new books, both of these I've read during my holidays - the Language of Flowers would be my favourite book that I read during 2012! Excellent!  I've done alot of reading over the past few weeks - I'm onto my 5th book for the break. 

I also picked up this crochet book, which I'm sure will come in handy this year as I'd like to extend my crocheting skills, lol.
I couldn't resist picking up this cute Cath Kidson tin, which came complete with some wool and a hook to make up a small granny square cushion. 

I was very excited to find a NZ stockist for the Mollie Makes magazine recently - two issues arrived while I was away so I've been enjoying reading these over breakfast the past two mornings. Such fun projects to do!

That's the end of my catch up for this time. I'm off now to make a birthday cake for my Dad, who is 60 today. We're having a family bbq to celebrate tonight - can't wait!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by, see you soon x


Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new stash and books. Gorgeous picture of Hannah.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Gorgeous stash, I love the JBW designs and a great photo of Hannah amongst the flowers:)

Thoeria said...

Lovely pics and yummy stash!

Jeanne said...

great new stash, glad you have a nice holiday - lovely photos!

Lynn said...

Love the pic of Hannah and the flowers. Goodness but those flowers are almost as big as she is!
Your new stash is wonderful! I really must get back to my reading. It's been ages since I've picked up any books and there was a time when I didn't travel anywhere without one.
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your Dad.

Sally said...

What a beautiful photo of Hannah.

Lovely new stash and books.

CalamityJr said...

I'm so far behind on blog reading and commenting, but I have to say how beautiful the photo of Hannah in the flowers is, and what a great job you did on the Christmas alphabet and Holiest of Nights. And you lucky gal - that bag Claire put together made a lot of us jealous that it wasn't under our tree!

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

Hannah is adorable!

I can't wait to see your new greenhouse all finished - how exciting!

Suzanne said...

Nice new stash! Lucky you to have such a handy hubby who can build you a greenhouse.

Unknown said...

I really love your staffs. your stitched works are cute. hugs

Lili said...

Wonderful new stash!

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