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