Enjoying a catch-up after the hectic Christmass festivities. The Boxing Day Ashes cricket test is on and I haven't shifted far from that. The kids are very busy in a loungeroom laced with gifts and DVDs so life is good. If it would warm up a little and they could swim and ride their bikes it would be even better! Quite cold and slightly damp here for Christmas.
Had to share a few photos. My girl on Christmas morning with "the best present in my whole life." This little Tabby is suitable named Tabitha. The name is a pure coincedence and occurred because of her love of old bewitched episodes. I have managed to get James Herriot's, "Christmas day Kitten" book from ebay for her as that seems too perfect.
Tabitha has spent an extremely hard few days sleeping on her new mother, being fussed over and practising one of the loudest purrs I have ever heard.
Next is the before and after shots of Millie's dollshouse. I bought the old blue-roofed version from a clearing sale. Very knocked around but I thought it's bones had potential. I know my sister plans to one day have a really good one for her girl so she told me to keep it plain,(unlike the one I did for my daughter with feature walls and quilts on every wall) but thought I could do something in the interim. I think it turned out quite well and little Millie is pictured checking it out on Christmas day. Apparently by later that evening her 3 y.o brother had it full of cars!
Last photo is my little Christmas gift stash. Plenty of quilt books, carefully chosen by me and wrapped by the kids. The cabbage patch doll I've wanted for 20 years and my daughter bought me. A chook beanie kid-the girl again-with her mother's assistance! Same goes for the patchwork and quilting diary etc.etc. My sister was the calendar and the 12th man CD I had been hoping for. So, I was looked after very well. This is the first year I have dealt with my gift illiterate husband like this and just organized myself by myself. It's not quite the same but at least I didn't end up disappointed! I was actually looking forward to it! The hardest thing was not even looking at the quilting books when they arrived, but I have made up for that in the last two days!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas. I have to go and work on some baby quilts for my niece , some red and white blocks for Clare's leukeumia quilts and start my New year goals for posting in a few days. Cheers, Traceyxx