Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas and Family

 What a frantic year 2014 has been, Xmas has appeared to creep up on me without me knowing, I have hardly had time to think, prepare or make any gifts for Xmas. My quick recap of my Year from
2013 to the end of 2014. Xmas   2013, I worked at NETS and in the evening celebrated with my family and 2 days later jetted off to Chaing Mai and Hong Kong with the family to celebrate NEW Years eve. 

At the time I thought bring on 2014 and now we are nearly at the end.
Hong Kong Disneyland.
On reflection 2014 has been a very productive year with lots of completed quilts, travel and events.
Febuary saw me complete Lucy Boston, "Patchwork of the Crosses" after 19 months and enter for the first time into a quilt show at Springwood. Quickly followed by completion of Polka Dot girls.
Competed Polka Dot Girls!
"Birds in a basket"

My version of the Anne Levens quilt
1,640 hexagons later, now for the borders.

Our trip to Egypt, Greece, Turkey and Dubai, to celebrate DH 60th, in April and May and June.
June and July was busy with organising our inaugural quilt show.
August, my DH turned 60, we celebrated in style at "Osso's".

September, "Quilts on the Downs had a successful weekend, we raised $1,500 for staffy rescue.
October and November,  DH and I travelled to Texas to have 2 great weeks and again visit the Houston quilt show.
November 29th, my eldest son Nigel got engaged.
December, getting ready for Xmas, and our time away in Toowoomba with family.
What Have I been working on with the lead up to Xmas, a few journal covers for friends and family.

This one was made for DH, his choice of photos.

I also made an appliqued sampler, hand quilted and framed for a dear friend for Xmas.
Have a very Merry Xmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Why not leave a comment for the end  of 2014.


  1. Busy year dear girl! Can't see you slowing down next year.

  2. Thanks Chris so much to do and so little time!