Thank you all so much for your lovely mesages and good wishes regarding my wrist. The 1/2 plaster is taking some getting used to and I am frustrated with it already. They will take it off next week and then decide what to do with me - The swelling will have gone down by then. So once again thank you - Your words mean so much to me especially when I am feeling so glum.
I have popped in to show you the goodies I received in swaps for Christmas. The table runner above was the christmas day gift from Peg in the advent swap. It is so bright, funky and cheerful. There was also a matching pot holder and oven mitt in the days leading up to it. Thanks so much Peg.
My other swap partner for the advent swap was Teresa who made me this lovely Monogrammed bag and tag. The fabric that they are made from is just divine. Thanks Teresa.
The advent swap for 2010 was an outstanding success !! We will be holding it again in 2011 so if you are interested drop me an e-mail - It is an invite only swap (So I will need to check you out first) and due to the size of the parcels is for Australia and NZ girls only - Sorry to all of my Overseas friends but the cost of postage is just way too much for this swap.
I also joined Chooky Blue's SCCS Swap. Tami sent me all of this loveliness. Included was some gorgeous hand knitted socks - Tami must have heard how cold Tasmania is in the winter - I am really looking forward to wearing them. The big bag will be perfect for quilt camp - It is all lovely - Thanks Tami.
My children tell me every year how hard I am to buy for - I really don't think I am but anyway they out did themselves this year - Look at my Vintage mirror they bought me !!!!! Check out the 2 folding wings and the beauty of it. It has inspired me to finish off my dressing table that I bought to shabby up about 18 months ago. I am pleased to say that before the fall it had been sanded and undercoated so not far from being finished now.
I also received Gold earrings from hubby, a pie maker, a book by my favourite author and this gorgeous shabby bird - So who says I am hard to buy for? I love it all ........ and feel very blessed.
So out with 2010 we go and in with 2011...... Have you made some resolutions ? Promises? Written them in blood - Never to be broken? They are so very hard to keep so don't be too hard on yourself and set yourself some realistic goals. I make a list each year of goals and tick them off as I go - If I don't do them all it is no big deal I just transfer them on the next year's list.
One of my goals for 2011 involves some air travel and I am pleased to say that it is one thing that I am going to be able to cross off my list as the ticket is booked - More on that later.......
Tomorrow I will be sharing with you 2 blocks of my Flowers with love BOM - 1 as the Christmas gift I promised and the other will be January's block.
Now for some fun........ Do you want to play a game with me during 2011? It involves making a personal list and crossing off your goals as you go - But not just any goals .......... UFO goals........ All will be revealed next week but in the meantime have a look around your stash and dig out all of the projets that you have started but not finished - Yes I mean all of them....... Don't be shy..... Go on you know you have them......
You will need to photograph each one individually and compile a list - There will be heaps of prizes and lots of fun along the way so come play with me.
Until tomorrow stay safe and have a lovely evening seeing in the new year.