Saturday, 7 December 2013

Friday Night With Friends & SSCS Arrival...

Oh, I always love FNWF! It's so great to just park myself on the sofa & do some hand stitching... knowing that in so many other parts of Australia & indeed around the world, that there are other ladies doing the same thing!
Last night I chose to work on the 11th of the 12 stitcheries for my Charmed I'm Sure runner. Progress on those has slowed with the need to get Christmas sewing finished, so I am looking forward to resuming my work on it.
While working on that, I watched the great Aussie movie The Dish - & promptly went to bed when it was finished.
Thank you Cheryll for hosting us once again for Friday Night With Friends - you can check out other participants work by clicking HERE
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What an exciting parcel to come home to yesterday... my Secret Santa Christmas Swap parcel all the way from Norway! Thank you so much Frederika! This is Frederika's first SSCS, so aren't I the lucky one?!
 I just love this little fellow - a darling little reindeer... now I have to be very Nice (can't think that I've ever been Naughty, LOL) & wait until Christmas to open the other gift Frederika has sent...
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Wanna see what I did during the week?
 The packing of almost 400 orders for new incoming students to our College in 2014!
One of my daughters came in & helped me on one day, a very valuable contribution when I was starting to get concerned I would not manage to get them all done. Next week I will spend 3 full school days in this room, giving out the packs...
And heaven help any person who goes in there & upsets the "only Anthea can follow it" arrangement system in place!
 
 If there is any kind soul who would like to come do my Christmas shopping for me, that would be great... & you can even have my credit card!

31 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love what you were working on. Gorgeous ornament. Hugs, xx.

feltfree på Åsly said...

So busy you are these days. Have a nice weekend. Frederika

Helen said...

The runner is looking great . Very tempting seeing those presents just sitting there LOL !!!!! Wow wow wow what a lot of work at the school well done :-)

shez said...

oh Anthea what a gorgeous decoration,love it,love your stitching also.xx

KERYN B said...

Anthea - all those bags you must be seeing purple in your sleep! I love the runner very pretty. I heard you have been good maybe you could ask Santa for a few extra weeks before Christmas...

withajoyfulheart said...

Very pretty runner...I keep seeing the q-snap bars everywhere...I'm just going to have to try some myself LOL Lovely reindeer wreath...and just incredible work done. If I lived closer, I would just love to help out with your Christmas shopping, I just love to shop, especially when it doesn't cost me anything!

Simone Harding said...

Very nice runner and cute ornaments too. My goodness those bags are a great colour.

Susan said...

It is nice to sit down and stitch on a Friday night. Your SSCS decoration is so cute, it will be hard to keep the present until Christmas Day. You have certainly been busy, most deserving of a weekend of stitching!

Kate said...

You were a busy lady this week. I am so looking forward to seeing your finished table runner - the bits and pieces that you show are quite lovely. Love that little reindeer within a heart.

Lin said...

Lovely post Anthea. I did not join in as there was to be no sewing going on here. Instead I was sorting a backlog of photographs on my computer with more than half an eye on Clint Eastwood in 'Hang em high'! Goodness, what on earth is in all those bags? I get excited for everyone who is receiving swap parcels in the post, can't wait to see what is in them. xx

Sharyn T said...

Very cute ornie. Wow, you have been and will be busy, with those uniforms Anthea. Sharyn:)

Julia said...

Love the ornament, so cute.
Look forward to seeing your runner, hopefully next week.
Your doing a great job there with the school bags. They look so pretty in purple all lined up ready to go!
Julia

Cheryll said...

LOL... I read the very small print.. Be careful someone will take you up on it... HoHoHo.
Great organisation skills shown too!
Merry Christmas and all the best for next week! :)

Narelle said...

Lovely colours in your runner and what a sweet reindeer heart hanger :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely work Anthea. That wee reindeer is just adorable. It will be hard to resist the other gifties. My word all those packs!!! What a job!

Anita said...

Wow! look at all those purple bags. You must be all purpled out. Love the swap gift, cute as.
Cheers, Anita.

Fiona said...

lots going on Anita.... I feel exhausted looking at it all!
Hugz

Maria said...

You have been a very busy girl.. Thank goodness for daughters.....
Nice table runner you are working. Maybe you can sit and stitch a little net Saturday?
Such a gorgeous reindeer ornament from Frederika.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely stitching.....my goodness, big job!!!!

Christine M said...

Frederika has sent you a gorgeous decoration. It is so different. How exciting having your SSCS come from Norway.

Leanne said...

You clever girl getting so many stitcheries done. I have only managed to get 5 done. Christmas sewing got in the way. Your runner looks lovely and your new ornament is so sweet.

Josie said...

Anthea your stitching is gorgeous. That is going to be a beautiful runner. I love 'The Dish'.. wish I'd been round at your house on FNWF. What an original and super cute ornament Frederika sent, Rudolf is super cute. Hope all goes well with the distribution of all those packs ;O))

Wendy said...

The quilt you are working on is so very lovely. The colors just pop right out at you and I love color! Your stitching looks wonderful, but I would imagine that it is time consuming as well. Look at all those packs! Goodness, I hope no-one comes in and disturbs your work! The ornament is so cute! Lucky girl you are!

Chookyblue...... said...

glad to hear your parcel has arrived....lovely ornament........

Cheryl said...

Love your table runner Anthea, and gorgeous reindeer from your partner. Love this swap

Jindi's Cottage said...

What a fun reindeer ornament…oh my goodness you have been busy. I'd be on your page too, it's organised, don't mess it up!!!!...

FloS said...

Waow !!! your heart decoration is gorgeous !!
Florence

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love the stitching on the runner you're working on Anthea. Boy, you sure have been busy!

Lyn said...

Wow, that is a large intake, well done on your organising..you must be in a big school..and I thought I was busy..

KAYLEE said...

WOW what a job, I'll bet you're glad that's over... Well done.

Sara said...

Its always nice to make some gift i hope some day will be lovely to get some other presents, i love when someone give to me some present in word with friend

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