Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lately

Hello there

Hasn't the last week gone by fast and of course, now December is nearly here there's definitely no chance of the days slowing down!

I've been trying to fit in a bit of sewing whenever I can lately, even hand sewing during my lunch breaks at work. Over the past few months I've been working on some Christmas crafts here and there and now it's time to get them made up and popped into the pressie box.  

This is the ornament I chose to stitch for my lovely Mum, made into a hanging Christmas cracker.



Love Jingles Flip it by Lizzie Kate
stitched on 32 ct cream linen with recommended threads

These little angels, design by Rosalie Quinlan, were made up from the kit I purchased during our Auckland holiday:


Pretty quick and easy to make so I'd like to make a few more sometime.

Last weekend Hannah and I headed away for the weekend to Palmerston North to stay with family and do some Christmas shopping. As always, we had a wonderful time, lots of laughs, good food and company!

I love this photo of Hannah I snapped while we'd stopped for a cold drink and snack at one of the cafes, boy, did it get hot there over the weekend!


We spent lots of time with this lovely lady, my cousin Donna, and on Saturday evening we went for a walk through a new nature reserve being worked on just down the road from where Donna lives. This is going to be a beautiful spot in years to come once all the planting and walkways are completed.


Glenn had a great weekend too, he spent a couple of days with friends on a chartered fishing trip in the Marlborough Sounds, something he'd been wanting to do for a long time, and came home with lots of delicious fresh fish! 

See you soon x

15 comments:

shez said...

wow katrina i love your decorations that you made and how nice you got to spend time with family and got some shopping done as well.xx

Zeb said...

Lovely decorations :)
Ah I just wish the weeks would go by faster, then come to a standstill when the holidays arrive!

Michelle said...

Such cute ornament finishes - they will make lovely gifts! Great family pics, such fun times!

Chouette said...

Beautiful decorations!

Marilyn said...

Nice projects, the little cracker is too cute, and the Angels too.
I bet that was a fun trip.
Marilyn

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Hannah - pretty girl :) Great weekend. Very nice decoration.

Chris said...

Lovely projects! It looks like you have been having wonderful weather. So nice to spend time with special people!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely ornaments. Great pictures of Hannah who seems to be growing very fast.

Brigitte said...

Lovely Christmas Cracker with the red fabric on the edges.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh I love that idea of a christmas cracker! Gotta steal that one sometime!

Andrea said...

Lovely Christmas finishes. Wonderful photos too, it looks a great place.

Karoline said...

Great Christmas finishes, congratulations

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Maggee said...

You probably want to delete the comment ahead of this one... looks like spam! I can't get over the fact that you will celebrate Christmas in shorts!! Love the cracker ornament--got to try that type of finish sometime!! Hugs!

Kate said...

Lovely ornaments!

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