Thursday, 3 January 2013

Where has the time gone?

It's been so long since I did a blog post.  Life dealt a few unexpected cards (my dad was quite ill in hospital but is now improving greatly having been fitted with a pacemaker, youngest daughter developed a mystery rash which doctors couldn't diagnose, eldest daughter had mystery headaches which turned out to be tension and pressure headaches and then caught the Norovirus).  Time just seemed to slip away.  Thankfully we have started the New Year with everyone being well.

I received a wonderful package from Chris who was my partner in Mrs Martins Christmas Angel Swap.  The North Pole Delivery was embroidered and taped onto the box she sent the goodies in.  She sent some beautifully embroidered felt items which I love.  Her work is so neat and really very beautiful.  She also sent some lovely Swiss chocolate.  I am very lucky to have had her as a swap partner as I was late sending my goodies to her because of my family's health problems.

I also received the a lovely bag and scraps from Tanya in the Scrappy Swap on flickr.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  My two girls bought me a wonderful new camera so I've no excuse not to take some great photos now.  I was sick just before Christmas and they surprised me by decorating the Christmas tree as I hadn't had a chance to do it visiting the hospital.  I think they did a good job.

Fudge enjoyed his first Christmas with us.  Here he is with his Santa Paws bandana on. He's quite the handsome fellow now.
Tilly was in the wars over Christmas.  We had to take her to the vet as she had two large bites on her leg which had swollen up.  She couldn't jump up on her favourite chair so instead she settled for being on a nice quilt on the floor.
I am joining the Friday Night with Friends which Cheryl is running.  Why not join in.  My quilt group are making a crazy patch quilt in blue which we are going to auction for charity so I am hoping to get my two blocks for it sewn on Friday.

I'm going to make up a list of sewing/quilting things I hope to accomplish in 2013 and will post it over the weekend.  One of my hopes is to be better organised and to make more regular blog posts.

Best wishes everyone for 2013.


  1. Happy New Year Linda! I hope this one will be a little calmer and healthier for you. Hope you get more time to sew and blog too.

  2. Happy New Year Linda. Hope you and your family have a happy and healthy year with more time for the things you love and enjoy. :)

  3. glad you are all okay now Linda,your girls did a great job of the xmas tree.xx

  4. Glad you are all on the road to recovery! What an end to 2012! I hope 2013 brings you much health & happiness, Linda! You are so deserving of all things good. Here's to a great year my friend!!

  5. I hope you all feel wonderful and stay that way in 2013! Fingers crossed! :)

  6. Well, Fudge is a very good looking fellow! I'm sorry for the health concerns that you've had with your family. Here's hoping a healthy 2013 for all of you. Congrats on the new camera :-)

  7. Hope 2013 is a good one........where's your todo list .... It's nearly the end of the weekend?