Friday, December 13, 2013

What a week it has been

 My baby boy turned 21 a couple of weeks ago and his party was french themed. DD! made his Napoleon outfit and then cobbled together her "maid" outfit. I just wore the Tricolour! After this event he found out that he has been accepted into a  double Master's degree for translating and interpreting. This involves 12 months in Australia and then 12 months in Lyon, France so he is off to follow his dream thousands of miles away. Proud of him but I will miss him. I know a good excise for an overseas holiday and I aim to do that for his graduation in 2016 and I will then visit my brother in UK.
 The left overs of Archer's quilt that is on it's way to NSW for Blankets of Love.
 Even smaller left overs with the remains of the backing fabric also on the way for Blankets of Love. Had fun quilting this one( I put" love" across the yellow squares) I enjoy these as they are small enough for me to manage on my machine and I can practice.
 Thanks to Fiona over at Mum's cupboard blogspot I have some homemade gifts for my breakfast friends. We meet for breakfast every four weeks or so and catch up.... we have known each other for about 28 years. I do love making gifts and these look so good.As we have chooks in the garden I am giving them an egg(called for in the recipe) as well
 All ready to be handed out tomorrow at... yep breakfast. I think handmade gifts are so wonderful.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
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  1. Congrats!! How wonderful! I love the French theme. How cool are your gifties and they look so lovely in their jars. Well done with the lovely BOL!

  2. A great post Liz.
    Congratulations to Andrew, and to Rachel for making those costumes.
    Well done with the Quilts of love, and your cookie gifts look fabulous,I love the eggs from your chookies on top. Love R.

  3. Ha! Ha!! I did not know what a chook was, so I just thought you had mis-spelled chick!! Oh, us dumb Americans!! LOL!! Happy birthday to Andrew - his costume is great!! Please tell Hannah for me, will you?? And your gifts are fabulous - especially the chook eggs!! :-))

  4. Vive le France! love the themed birthday idea and the costumes.
    your cookie jars look fantastic as do your baby quilts.

  5. Fantastic blog post. Christmas, birthdays and remembrance all rolled into one. Have a wonderful festive season. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year. xxx Andrea