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Saturday, December 20, 2008

A lovely week


What a busy week the postie has had delivering lots of goodness to our letterbox. I received this beautiful Christmas stocking panel from Saffron Craig. The purples and greens are so bright on the white material.
I was the lucky winner of Cheryl's week 4 giveaway and received this parcel which contains some buttons. They are packaged so nice that it seems a pity to take them of the cardboard, but they will definitely be used. The patterns are for a felt pincushion which I hope to make this weekend and a small crib quilt called 'Cute as a Button' and a mini wall hanging called 'Coming Home'. This parcel like all the others brought a big smile to my face. Thank you for your generosity Cheryl.

Meet my Babushka Christmas Angel. This was sent to me by Janelle of www.threadsoffrienship.blogspot.com Thank you very much Janelle she will hang in my sewing room after her Christmas duties are done. And most importantly thank you for the encouragement and that email you first sent me.

On Monday the week started of with this lovely calendar arriving. I won this as part of Donna's 400 post giveaway. The photos in this are absolutely stunning. I especially love the card the close up of the flower is amazing.
Lucy has had a busy week. Last Thursday as a reward her Year 10 class had a day out at Laser Corps in the Swan Valley. There were some very sore legs for a few days afterwards so much running ducking and diving avoiding being shot by the laser. Friday saw there final day after assembly in the morning the Year 10 Leavers are given a guard of honour when leaving the school. Lucy spent the rest of the day with her friends in the Park and went to the Pool. She came home thoroughly exhausted and sun burnt. On Monday the day was set aside for there Graduation Mass and Dinner. We met at the school again for a photo session at 5.00pm. Lucy wore a white dress with small black polka dots and lots of matching bangles and a super necklace and very high heeled black shoes. She told me she would be tall for once but of course everyone else had high heels as well!!!We then had a beautiful Mass where the students each gave there Mum or Dad a long stemmed Red Rose in appreciation of our effort we have put into there lives and as a general thank you. After the Mass the students went across the the Hall and enjoyed a delicious buffet meal then the dancing started. This last Term they have spent an afternoon a week learning all sorts of dances from the Cha Cha to the Barn Dance. By this time all the girls had there shoes off. Presentations were made and speeches given and lots and lots of photos were taken. Of course there was the after party. Gosh it is hard staying up waiting for them. I think Lucy got home about 1.30am and then she was too excited to sleep at 2.00am I sent her to bed.
The week has been filled with lunches with relatives and friends. Yesterday I had morning tea at the local Tea Shop and enjoyed Mars Bar Cheesecake. Gosh I didn't need any lunch after that. The lady asked if we needed sugar. We all had to laugh, there we were with sponge cake with strawberry jam and cream and my cheesecake. Enough sugar to last us all for a week.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Bev C


Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Bev, you were very lucky with all those lovely gifts (O: Love your May Brtii stitchery (O: You were very fast. seeing this, I'm thinking to make it too ...

Chookyblue...... said...

pleased you liked the calendar and card.........

Janellybelly said...

Hi Bev
I'm so glad Angel made her way safely to your home :) Have a special Christmas shared with precious family & friends. Look forward to seeing you in 2009!
Janelle xx