Did you have a lovely Christmas? I hope so. Ours was quiet, but just right for the six adults and two children in attendance.
It was a very hot day here, so Mr E was head chef, using the BBQ to perfection.
I was spoiled with vouchers for massages and the like from Kezzie, who will be my 'beautician', and the prettiest scented cup and saucer candle from Blossom. Mr E gave me "Jamie's Great Britain" cookbook - actually this is a family tradition of about 8 years running. Mr E always buys me the latest Jamie Oliver cookbook at Christmas! I love them!
My friend Fee sent me a beautiful parcel of goodies which arrived on Christmas Eve...
I love all her handmade goodies - what a treasure she is!
In my final gift from Peg for our 6 Item Christmas Swap, I received this beautiful table runner, in lush RUBY fabrics - gorgeous!!
Yesterday was our 20th wedding anniversary. I still remember our wedding as if it were yesterday - it was the second happiest I felt in all my life! The happiest was the day I became a Christian, and this wonderful husband of mine was the reason that happened when it did. On our first date he took me to church, and I've loved the Lord ever since.
My man has never taken our vows before God lightly, but lived up to them over and over again. We have had hard times, sad times, struggling times, but our love for each other and Christ got us through. The numberless times of delight over twenty years were the icing on our marriage 'cake'.
He proposed to me atop a mountain in the midst of a bushfire, and we had to be escorted out by the fire brigade when the car engine died. Just before he asked me to be his wife two shooting stars flew across the sky...a night I will always remember. I love you Mr E. You are my Knight in shining armour every day.
Daughter Kezzie loves to cross-stitch and she made us this beautiful block that will be framed in the New Year...
I have finished the project I am making from Annie's prim design that she used on a needlebook (in Issue 7). I made mine with shabby colours, and now have a very pretty stitching cushion! I use a stitching cushion to lean on as I do my embroidery....
I embellished it with some vintage buttons front and back - they added that something extra I love in shabby designs - and I quilted the top with a simple cross hatch using Perle #12 threads.
I used 5" charm squares for the four blocks, so the finished cushion is 9.5" square, just right for my hands to rest on. Thank you for your pretty stitchery design, Annie!
Tomorrow I will show you some thing I made for family and friends as Christmas gifts, plus some show and tell from some of you!