Monday, 16 December 2013

Where do I start?

So much has been happening here over the last few weeks, I have finally made it to the blog to check in..... 

Firstly my Secret Santa Christmas Swap gift has arrived from Cheryl in Australia, just look at this beautiful angel ornament she made me, it is adorable, thankyou so much Cheryl, I am waiting very patiently(OK, not so very patiently) for the big day to arrive when I can tear into the other parcels!  A very big thanks to Miss Chookyblue and her team for organising this lovely swap....


My SSCS gifts finally went on the sleigh and were delivered to Maria in Australia, where she has now opened her ornament.  From my stalking of Maria's blog I knew that her favourite colour was purple, so it may not be the most 'Christmassy' of colours I wanted to make her a purple ornament, though it shows blue in the picture.



Recently I was thrilled to receive my Scrappy Trip quilt back from Linda at Razzle Dazzle Quilter. Earlier in the year I won the quilting of a quilt in a generous giveaway by Linda.  The quilting Linda has done for me is nothing short of beautiful, and I plan to get the binding attached over the Christmas break, and then I will take some photos of the finished quilt.  So excited about this one!

We've had a busy few weeks of weaning lambs, cultivation work, school concerts and prizegivings. Our Miss 11 has finished at primary school and was rewarded for her hard work this year with a trophy for Diligence for her class at the Leavers celebrations.  She is super excited to be heading off to the college next year.  And Miss 13 received the General Excellence prize for her class with firsts in 5 subjects, we are just so proud of her and her hard work this year.  Two very proud parent moments! 

Christmas shopping to be finished this week, and the aim is to get our crops all sown before Christmas, and hopefully the old ewes shorn, and about 2 weeks of blog posts to catch up on, so if someone could find me a few extra days in there somewhere that would be much appreciated.  

Hope all your holiday season plans are coming together for you and that there might be some time for stitching in there too......    Nicky x


23 comments:

shez said...

Hi Nicky these xmas swaps are so much fun,sounds like you are pretty busy on the farm and congrats to your 2 lovely girls.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Congratulations to your girls on their school achievements. A busy time for you all on the farm, hope everything gets done.

Happy days.
Bev.

Annie said...

Great swaps. You and your partners always do such good work for these.

Congrats to the girls! Love to read success stories.

A busy time for you, sounds like it's all good!

Christine M said...

Both ornaments are lovely Nicky. Congratulations to Miss 13. Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Helen said...

Gorgeous ornaments and congrats to the girls.!!

Katrina said...

Hi Nicky, well done to your girls for such a great year! Enjoy your swap goodies :) Have a good week!

Sweet Sue said...

Happy Holidays Nicky, all the best to you in 2014:)

Aunty Bee said...

Well done to the girls. Such a busy time of year, hope everything gets done before Christmas.

Deb said...

Gosh you are a busy lady Nicky. What wonderful results for your two girls. It's so lovely to feel such pride as a parent isn't it. Hoping you manage to get all your shopping and bits and pieces done.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. xx

Nancy J said...

Nicky, congrats to the girls, Well Done!!!, Yes such a busy time, did you know I plant to clone myself? 3 models, each 10 years younger, when I get it done to plan, I'll sell you the secret!!Even on our 3 acres, what with firewood... some sewing, making 2 slip covers for 2 large settees, baking and some B&B guests, I need at least 3 of me every day. Hope your weather stays fine if you are doing hay, and guess silage might well be all done. Greetings to all at your home, Jean.

Fiona said...

busy time of the year.... well done to the girls... and enjoy the binding...
Hugz

Noela said...

Lovely exchange of ornaments. Maria will love her purple one. Hugs.....

Raewyn said...

Nice to see you Nicky. The ornament you made is lovely and in spite of the colour, it does look very christmassy! Love your new Angel ornament too. It sounds like the year is ending on a good note for your family... hope you find those extra few days!!

Susan said...

Beautiful ornaments. I think any colour can be for Christmas these days. Congratulations to you and your girls, it's wonderful to have their achievements rewarded. Hope you get everything done before Christmas so you can bind your quilt and show us the end result!

Vickie said...

What lovely ornaments exchanged Nicky. Can't wait to see your quilt all done!

Carol said...

Really lovely exchange gifts, Nicky :) I can hardly believe Christmas is only 8 days away--wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas... All the best for 2014, too!

Anthea said...

Phew Nicky - lots going on at your place! Well done to your girls for their school achievements. And the swap gifts sent & received look fab, I know the purple gift will be loved!
Now I'm off to go find you some extra days, LOL

Andrea said...

Beautiful ornaments.

Maria said...

Congratulations to you all on your girls achievements Nicky. Sounds like you have been very busy. I do hope the weather is kind to you for the planting before Christmas. God bless and Merry Christmas to you all.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great ornaments…well done to the girls…a few extra days? I want to know who made off with November and what's with this rumour that Christmas is this week!! Have a fabulous Christmas..hope the universe co-operates and you get all the farm work sorted as planned...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your little purple ornament looks lovely! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and hoping things slow down a little for you, Wendy xx

Susie said...

cute swap gift Nicky. No wonder you are a proud parent - magnificent achievements. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilting. Merry Christmas.

Maria said...

Well done to your girls, Nicky! Well I've now opened my other parcels from you, and i absolutely love all my gifts. the cushion is so beautiful; your stitching is so lovely. And I'm thrilled with the pattern and those lovely fabrics. I hope that have been able to have a lovely Christmas even with the farm work needing to be done.

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