Saturday, 21 December 2013

2013 nearly over and Christmas approaching.

Where has the year gone!!!, my goodness Christmas came upon me fast, no sooner had we returned from holidays and before you know it, the festivities have commenced. No Christmas shopping done, nothing made to give away, so a rapid haste to the deli's to buy some gourmet food items to make up some hampers. Christmas this year will be spent at work, as I will be off new Year. Gourmet Wednesday ( Christmas Day) will be spent at my son and daughter- in law's place, they have just moved into their new home and wish to have everyone over for dinner. I will be mum at work and organise the Christmas lunch for all the doctor's, nurses and drivers who are working on Christmas Day. Christmas  day also does not mean that we will not be busy at work, this is usually one of the busiest days of the year, let's hope that we get everyone fed, before going on a retrieval.I am in charge of the roasts, so will cook a leg of lamb and turkey, as well as the gravy. I will be working from Christmas day to Saturday, then on Sunday, all the family and I fly out to Bangkok, then onto Chaing Mai for the new year and after 7 days of R & R we fly to Hong Kong for 5 days then after doing the Disneyland adventure! Macau and Lama Island for chilli crab we fly home.

I have been busy over the  last few weeks with work and my hubby's mother, she has been diagnosed with mild dementia and can no longer live in her home and was admitted to hospital. My DH and I have been travelling backwards and forward to NewCastle to visit her, and try to a find a suitable aged care facility for her, tragic circumstances, as his mother is resistant to leaving her home and it has now been taken out of her hands.  Old age is difficult, when you can no longer be independent and care for yourself, a prospect that we all will have to face at some times in our lives.

What have I been up to In between Christmas festivities! hand sewn on the yellow hexagons to frame my picture prints, made one big lozenge. Now for a number of multicoloured hexagons to make a rectangle.

Hung my stick chandelier and added some glass blown baubles and tea lights 

Finished the batik quilt started at the beginning of the year and now given to the quilter to be quilted with an all over butterfly design. Maybe a gift for a Neice ! 

My "Texas Wheel" quilt all completed with quilting and binding, this is quite a large quilt, measuring 2.7 mtrs by 3 mtrs, very pleased with the end result.

I have been busy making baby quilts over the last few months as a number of babies have been born at my work, mostly girls and a set of twin girls, so a great time to get creative and make quilts, below are Emily and Lauren on their little quilts that I made for them.

Gorgeous babies, 
Time to have a relax and enjoy the Christmas festivities, I would like to wish everyone a great Christmas and a fabulous new year, with lots of creativity, keep safe and take care.

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