Tuesday, 31 December 2013

SSCS update.

So above are the gifts I made for Carin, check out her blog she is an amazing knitter  and sewer!! And below is the gift I received from Sharyn.  She made me this lovely tote bag! And 2 decorations for the tree. Thanks Chooky, it is a great swap!!
Well it's hard to believe it is New years eve, I hope 2014 brings you all what you deserve and desire, so have a great night, keep safe and we will see you in 2014!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas for KHS

Last Thursday I had our final meeting of the year here for the KHS.  It was a fabulous day, lots of food and great company!  Our challenge for the month was a Christmas decoration using a doiley.  We each drew a name out of a hat and I got Nicky.
this is the stocking I made Nicky.

This is what Nicky made for Michelle S.

This is what Michelle S made for Nancy.

This is what Nancy made for Claire.

This is what Claire made for me!!!! Love it also!!!

This gorgeous wall hanging was made by Nancy and was given to me as a gift-gorgeous!!!!!!!  thanks Nancy I love it!!!!  She also gave one to each of the other girls!  We were truly lucky girls!!  Not many sleeps now till Santa visits!! Hope everyone has been good???

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas decorating

Love butter churns for decorating!

Mike brought me this reindeer while I was away!
Love him-very, very cute!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Have you noticed????

Have you noticed that I have been missing in action?  Well I have a couple of good excuses and this all started about 6 weeks ago!  I have been chauffeur for my Mum and Dad as my dad needed some tests done for his heart. So this meant a few trips to Hamilton about 4 hours away.  And after the second lot of tests it showed that my dad needed open heart surgery - really scary as my dad is only 63!  The valve needed replacing, I must admit it did surprise me and as in any surgery there is always risk so the thought of losing him so young did put me on my butt-for a wee while!  But I am pleased to say surgery went well and after only 7 days in hospital he is home, a little slower than normal but making a fast recovery-this is one emotional roller coaster I don't want to ride again for some time! Also in the last 6 weeks the farm owner who owns the land we lease decided to put it on the market, which has left us without a job and home from the 1 June 2014. We have been cleaning up as we had a few open days when anyone who is interested in the farm, can come visit the farm and look through the house.  So it was a mad dash to finish Christmas decorating before I took dad for his op as well as making sure that the boys in my life kept the house tidy as I was away for 2 of the open homes!! 

 We also decided because farm jobs and lease farms are like hens teeth at the moment to put the cows on the market-which sold within a week-everything is happening so fast! it has us in a tail spin.  So now we are looking for new jobs!  To be perfectly honest, I just can't wait for the new year to rock on!  Which is a double sword for me as this is my favourite time of the year!! But hopefully by the end of the week we will be back to some kind of normal as it will be the last open day! 
 This is a really long posting, so if you are still with me, thanks.
Hope everyone has a great week, Michelle.