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Monday, December 27, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" Number 52

Hello and a very Happy Monday to you.

First of I must apologise for not doing a Christmas Greeting post. Last Thursday night I had a bad allergic reaction to a piece of pizza I had for tea. I spent the night itching and scratching over my whole body. I had taken some tablets but these weren't strong enough. A quick trip to the chemist on Friday and some stronger knockout tablets were purchased. I slept all day until 8.30pm in the evening. That wasn't the only drama. That evening, Sheri David's girlfriend was admitted to the emergency department with appendicitis and they didn't get back to there flat until 1.30am Christmas morning.  An interesting start to Christmas. Of course I am happy that all is well now.
I am happy that I have finished the Lizzie Kate cross stitch. I used up a packet of DMC Aida cloth that I had bought from WA Salvage years back. This shop has since closed but boy oh boy could you get some bargains from there. I left out the zig-zag bit at the bottom because the cloth wasn't long enough, I had to make sure I had plenty of room for framing. I don't think it makes any difference anyway.

I will drop this of to the framers in mid January. I am sure that they take a break over the holidays. I have another Lizzie Kate design which I want to do but will have to look out for some Aida cloth.

One of the highlights of the festive eating was Tarnyia's Gran dad's Ice cream Recipe that I made up. It went into several different containers because I had made a double recipe. YUMMO plenty of requests for the recipe. This lot was made up into the Tupperware Jelly container, you can't see it now but I used the Christmas Tree shape for the top. This made everyone very happy indeed.

On Boxing Day morning David got cooking pancakes for everyone. He received a pancake maker for Christmas. Pancakes with choc chips and M&M's  strawberries and cream made everyone happy and full. No lunch was needed later on.

 A few days before Christmas a parcel arrived from Robyn. This was duly placed under the tree and Christmas morning I was able to find out what was inside. Thank you so much Robyn. In case you are wondering there is still one chocolate left. I don't think anyone is game to touch them. They have been warned "That they are mine-all mine" I am very happy to have my very own mug mat.

When I started these "Makes Me Happy Monday" postings I thought it was going to be very hard to find something different each week but it certainly wasn't the case. I must thank Paula who was the inspiration behind these postings. These postings have brought out the positive side of life. It is so much easier to be happy about something rather than down in the dumps. After all smiling and laughter is contagious. Thank you to everyone who has left a comment on these postings especially. Maybe Paula, you can design a quilt for us about "Makes Me Happy Monday."

I will be taking a little break from blogging for a while and will be back in the 2011. Thank you to everyone who has visited and played a part in my life through my blog over the past year.  In the meantime "Be Happy"

Happy New Year.
Bev C


Nicky said...

Hi Bev - lots of dramas at your place on Christmas Eve - I hope everyone is feeling better now.
All the best for 2011 and enjoy your blogging break - see you next year!

Roseanne said...

I am glad every one is fine now. Your icecream dose look good. Your present from Robyn is very nice. Have a great break see you in 2011

Sally said...

Geez that was a dramatic lead up to Christmas.
Those boxing day pancakes look like a LOT of fun.

Anonymous said...

Oh Bev what a way to kick start Christmas - pleased everyone is ok now. The ice-cream and the pancakes both look delicious. The cross-stitch and your gift also look wonderful. I have enjoyed each of your happiness posts - have a lovely blogging break and very best wishes for 2011 - hugs Shell xxxxxx

Maria said...

So pleased all worked out for you all and you had a great time with lots of YUMMY food.
Great cross stitch Bev.
Happy New Year.

Jossie said...

What a sad start of Christmas. Hope all is well now. Enjoy your brake and Happy New Year to you!

Michelle said...

Sew glad you are feeling better! Not a great start to the holiday season take care now and look forward to 2011

Terriaw said...

Wow, that food poisoning sounds scary! I hate hearing those stories. On a happier note, your cross stitch project turned out adorable!

Don't you just love festive eating over these holidays? Love the goodies you shared!

So happy to know you through these Makes Me Happy Monday posts! Keep it up, Bev!

Pauline said...

Didn't you have a drama last Christmas, too? Glad it all ended well. Love the cross stitch!

Best wishes for a great 2011, Bev.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Lovely cross stitch...lots happening pre xmas, sounded like a nasty reaction you had Bev.
Happy New Year!!

Sue said...

You have had some highs and lows this Christmas. Glad to see all is well again and you can enjoy the icecream Yummo.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Glad to hear all is well now Bev!!! What a great post...love that ice cream...and boy you got a move on with your cross stitch!!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!! Dzintra♥x

Anonymous said...

Hello Bev, Happy New Year, I hope everyone is recovering....not an easy start to the Christmas festivities...enjoy your break...Hugs Lyn

RG said...

Wooohoo Bev, so glad it arrived safely. Bet you had to iron that mug rug after being so 'stuffed' in *lol*
Enjoy your last choccy and wishing you a very happy 2011.
Robyn xx

RG said...

PS so sorry you reacted like that... it is awful..do take care Bev xx

Simone de Klerk said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Glad all is fine now!
Lovely stitchery!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Glad you're all feeling better now, a very different Christmas for you!