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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Christmas day that was

Christmas morning saw me opening my gift from Gina in Wales and it was well worth the wait. I received this lovely table runner designed by her daughter Gemma(I found this quite amazing as we are worlds apart and both have daughters called Gemma). Along with the table runner I got some English quilting mags, a lovely calender and some fabric. Not in the picture is the candle which I had burning all day and by evening the house was filled with the most beautiful smell all Gemma & Lucas' friends commented on it.
Thank you Gina for my lovely gift.

A SSCS gift from Wales

The day that was.
Santa and his helper.

Christmas day 2009

After lunch saw us playing Boule.

Christmas day 2009

Tony who always plays to win no matter what measuring distances between balls.

Christmas day 2009

Christmas day 2009

Obviously Gemma thought she had won this one.

Christmas day 2009

These innocent little whistles saw me with pains in my stomach from laughing and mascara running down my face also from tears of laughter. They came in our crackers and were so much fun. They are all numbered and you get music sheets to play tunes. To say the very least I am a much better stitcher than I am a musician. Lucas thought we could practice and next year do carols on the circuit LOL. I can assure you it will take a lot of practice.

Christmas day 2009

A late finish gift.
I am a real fan of Anni's.
I was pleased with my felting and dying efforts after a quick trip to Amandas for some black dye to get my red darker.

A gift for a friend


Lisa said...

Sounds and looks like a beautiful Christmas day! Ours was, as well. :) Happy Holidays!

Lorraine said...

It was backyard cricket for us!.....very competitive (as always!)...LOL....love your late finish....my late finish was a batch of shortbread biscuits....! back to stitching some time next week...! Looks like you had a wonderful day.....as was ours...Happy New Year!!

Chookyblue...... said...

rained all day - the best present without flooding so no criket here even though my boy wanted to go out he has been sick so no cricket for us...........going to have a snooze now and maybe pull the stitching out or get some posts organised............

seabreezequilts said...

That looked like fun. I am cooking my Turkey today as MIL insists on having christmas at her place and I feel like I have missed out on the cooking side of it. Excellent Red by the way.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely tablerunner and what fun, to see your family having such a good time!
Your felt project looks very pretty!

Renee said...

Looks like you had a lovely Christmas day Leanne - best wishes of the season to you and your family

Kris said...

How great were those whistles? They look like great fun. I will have to look out for those crackers next year. Who knows, I may join you on the caroling circuit! We had a great day too!

Levin said...

where did you get those crackers with the whistles? i think i definately need to get some - they sound like so much fun.
hope you had a wonderful christmas - and that the rest of the festive season is just as much fun.

Ally Jay said...

Looks like a fun filled day.

Sorrow said...

A blessed holiday season to you!
Give Mel a hug from me, and send blessings to that wonderful bunch at your house...whistles and winners all!

Gina said...

I'm glad that you liked it. I can now reveal myself instead of being a lurker

Love and hugs Gina xxx

OzRose said...

Hi Leanne, sounds and looks like you had a wonderful day. Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year. By the way - Gina was my SSCS to send to!!! LOL
love and light

periwinkle said...

looks like sooo much fun , hard to get my head around Santa in the sun -- hilarious :-)

Locket Pocket said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time - but like Lisa in the comment above (who only lives about 2 miles from me!) I also can't get my head round the idea of Santa in the sunshine! Especially as we have been treated to a rare White Christmas this year!

Lucy xxx

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

what a wonderful Christmas day - enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

Cath Ü said...

Oh we so need to get those crackers for next year... we always have a ton of fun with the ridiculous jokes and gifts in the crackers..... and I may have to move over there to see the caroling in the real... LOL
Cath Ü

Unknown said...

Just catching up with my blog reading. I forget it is summer in Australia as it is -4F here today with the wind chill!! Thanks for sharing your Christmas Day. Mary in Massachusetts

julieQ said...

I am so glad you had a great
Christmas! Your Santa is a hoot...Happy New Year!

quiltygal said...

Happy New Year Leanne love your "russelldeer" mine has stopped guarding the presents!! we were allowed to open them eventually... had to bribe him with the wrapping paper....

Mrs Moog said...

Your Christmas looks wonderful - much sunnier and warmer than ours but still very Christmassy :)

Happy New Year, Leanne.


Julz said...

What a super Christmas day you had - looks like you all had lots of fun and laughter. Hugs Jxx