Thursday, 3 October 2013

Family, Friends and Fun

Monday after lunch hubby and I had a lovely surprise when DD and her Fiancé arrived to visit for a few days.  Then on Tuesday lunch DS and DIL also arrived for the afternoon and we all enjoyed a lovely family BBQ that night.
Wednesday was patchwork day for our little group so while I'm on school holidays, the ladies all came over to my home for a sewing day. It was so lovely to catch up with everyone as I haven't been able to attend our patchwork days this year due to work. I even surprised myself and have completed my Christmas Swag but a full reveal of that one will have to wait till the 25th for One Xmas Item A Month but here's an 'almost there' shot.

Wednesday was also mail day and I found a lovely parcel in the mailbox all the way from Peg. I was one of the lucky winners for August OPAM and get to have fun with these sweet goodies. Thankyou Peg and Kris for hosting's a great motivator to keep on sewing on :o)

Along with my prize parcel was another envelope containing some cute Christmas buttons I recently purchased. Santa and his reindeer are already stitched on to a project.

Today, Thursday, has been hot and sticky with the forecast of storms. Like many others we are getting desperate for good rain...the grass is crisp, the dams are getting low and our rainwater tanks are limited. I'm sure I could find some sewing to keep me inside if it's too wet to go out.
That must mean tomorrow is Friday and being the first Friday of the month it's time to join up with Cheryll and all her friends for . . . . . . .

Given that any plans I've made lately are more likely to be turned upside down, I'm hoping to get the knitting needles out and start on some more washcloths and dust cloths for Christmas.

Hope your weekend includes family, friends and fun.



  1. Sounds like you had some nice suprises!
    Your bunting is looking great.

  2. What a lovely week .... it's good you can really enjoy your holiday time.... we had a bit of rain the other night... but it is already drying out again with a hot wind...

  3. The bunting looks fabulous. Hugs, xx

  4. Sounds like you've had a good week. A wet stitching Friday would be the perfect finish....fingers crossed.

  5. I'll be sure to save you a seat! lol

  6. congrats Narelle on your lovely win and love your xmas bunting,well done.xx

  7. Great when the kids come to visit. Can't wait to see your Christmas swag on the 25th. See you tomorrow night.
    Congrats on your win also. I have some Oak Leaves and Reel in my stash. It is a pretty range. Hugs.......

  8. Great week you've had.Nice to have surprise visits from the kids.Your Christmas bunting is looking lovely.xx

  9. Your Christmas banner is looking lovely. Hard to imagine you are already hot and dry in October!! Hope you get rain soon.

  10. Hi Narelle,
    Congratulations on your win, lovely!! Christmas is sure creeping up on us. Happy knitting.
    Cheers, Anita.

  11. Looks wonderful so far. It is a wonderful banner.
    Grit from Germany