Friday, December 31, 2010

Out with the Old - In with the new and a game to play !!

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.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that the plaster is annoying. It's such a bad time of year with the heat to have plaster. I broke my wrist when I was 8.... the day after boxing day... OOPS! HOT! Knitting needles are good though for the itches!

Allie said...

You poor thing - I'm still saying prayers for quick healing for you! You surely did get some wonderful gifts, Fee, that mirror is SO gorgeous! Your game sounds fun - I'll have to think about that - I don't really have many ufo's, well, maybe I do, I'll have to look, lol!

Feel better, hon!

Wendy said...

Hugs to you Fee! Please feel better soon and yay you for booking your traveling :) Progress! As for goals ... I'm working on compiling my list ... those that I want done and those that I can get done. Maybe this list in itself is a goal :) Bestest new year wishes!

Michelle said...

Fee, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!
I love your mirror, what a perfect gift!
I think I would like to sign up for the swap next year it sounds like so much fun! And I'm all for playing along in your game, I have already written out a list of UFO's I need to finish!
Take Care Now

quilterfaye said...

Glad to hear you are starting to heal a bit,even though itching goes along with healing. Still a ways to go,be good to yourself,Fee!!
Thanks for sharing pictures of lovely gifts.
Oh,yes I've got UFO's. If allowed I'll be signing up.

Sue said...

Hi Fee sorry to hear about your wrist, hope it heals quickly, yes I would like to play along a get rid of all my UFO's.
I also would like to sign up for the advent swap or at least be considered for.
Happy new year

KaHolly said...

Sorry about your little spill and your casted wrist! I hope you are as good as new very soon. Love all your little goodies. ~karen

barb's creations said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Fee.I'd love to join in your advent swap for 2011,feel free to check me out and my blog lol :) Barb.

Elyte said...

Glad to hear that your your wrist is better, don't be impatient and let it heal properly. Sounds like you have a lot to do and look forward to next year.
Your gifts are gorgeous, just love the little monogrammed bag.
If there is a free spot in the Advent swap, I would like to join. And any help and encouragement with UFO's is most welcome.
Best wished for the New Year.

Marilyn said...

I hope whatever they decide next week will be simple and quick, and you will be back to having 2 hands to use.
UFO's - thank goodness we now have digital cameras - I wouldnt be able to afford the film and developing otherwise lol. There are more than a few !!! Thank I had better get started digging them all out.
I got told that I was hard to buy for too, as I dont let on too much what I would like - sems I have to speak my mind a little more.
Enjoy your New Years Eve and Day.

Mistea said...

Lovely gifts you have received. That table runner is gorgeous.

Enjoy the New Year - may it be a happy and healthy on for you and your family.

Maria said...

Hope you do not need another cast. Not good in the hot weather.
You surely did get some beautiful gifts.
Can I join you in the UFO challenge as I have signed up for Dawn's and the OPAM. I figure the more folk I have pushing me the more UFO's I MAY get done. LOL
All the best for 2011.

Jo in TAS said...

Now where oh where could you be going to?
Lovely gifts, those knitted socks will keep the tootsies warm in winter.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Knitting needles are the way to go...I can remember using those..the Advent Swap was so good Fee thank you so very much I do hope I can play again next year.....I like the sound of your little challenge...I think this should be fun....Happy New Year to you and your family Fee I hope 2011 totally rocks for you...the travel plans sounds like a good start....Peg xx

Lis Harwood said...

Happy New Year to you too Fiona, Michelle (in Taranaki) sent me over, I'm looking forward to your UFO game!! Just signed up as a stalker!

Isabella said...

yeh Wonder just where those tickets are for I have no idea wink wink but a good guess.
Hope that wrist is not too sore and that they have given you some pain relief

Unknown said...

You Sound like you have Cheered up a bit with all your Game Planning...Maybe you should have a Comp on where you are going....Maybe I Win!

Wendyb said...

Oh Fee, just caught up with your news.......hope you're feeling ok?! Not a great start to 2011....and when they say, "go out with a bang", I don't think that's what they mean!!!! LOL Love your scrapbooky stuff...reminds me, that's one thing I've got to get onto too! Seeing Dawn and I are on a roll with UFO challenges, I think I might just have to join you too!!!
Hope the wrist's improving...thank God it wasn't worse!
big sugary 2011 hugs
XXX Wendy :O)

BubzRugz said...

Not good news about your hand... so sorry to hear that and I can only imagine how frustrating it is for you.... take care.
I would love to join in the UFO game.... I am slowly digging in my cupboard

Chookyblue...... said...

i've done plaster in January before no fun..........
lovely gifts here from Tami...........thanks for being part of the SSCS 2010.........

thanks also for running the advent swap I had a lovely time.....

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