Monday, 5 January 2015

Yoo-Hoo!

Wow, how good is Holiday Mode?! It's been a fab three weeks!

Very little internet... lots of family & friends time... sewing & cross stitch progress... reading... a bit of sewing planning... even a little gardening, of sorts.
We had Christmas Day with Mum & Dad, & 3 of my 4 brothers plus their families... casual & relaxed Boxing Day with in-laws... New Years with some extra teens in the house. (my kids have great friends)
Lots to smile about♥

I only signed into my blog 3 times, & that was only so I could keep an eye on signups for the Initial Heart Swap... Now I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's posts - seeing the Christmas-y news & checking out all the swaps action. Golly it will take me a while to do that!

I hope you all had a lovely Festive Season & that you have some wonderful things ahead for you in 2015. I'm so looking forward to continuing my blogland friendships & hopefully making a few new ones along the way♥

Laying out a Layer Cake Quilt - blocks sewn months ago!
'Redwork Noel'- detail stitching to be done - I'm so in love with this!
'Birdhouse Row'- just loving my cross stitching at the moment
♥ ~May Fun & Friendship Be Yours In 2015~ ♥

24 comments:

Kate said...

Nice to see you here, Anthea! You sound bright eyed and bushy tailed - your break must have been good for you. :)

sunny said...

Glad to hear you had such fun holidays! Your NOEL turned out GORGEOUS!! Are you going to frame it? or make it into a quilted wall hanging? Glad to see you back in blogland.

Raewyn said...

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!! Good to hear you've had a great time over the Christmas and holiday period and good to see you raring to go again! Love your stitching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan said...

Sounds like a great break. Love your Noel cross stitch, just beautiful.

Jeanette said...

Love the quilt & the cross stitch. Hugs,xx

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Love your cross stitch projects. And I love your quilt too. Very nice. I love the Redwork Noel; and I love the green Birdhouse Row too. Both are things I would love to stitch.

shez said...

Hi Anthea sounds like you have had a wonderful holiday,love your work especially your cross stitch i hope to do more cross stitch this year also.xx

Christine M said...

Happy New Year, Anthea. Your cross stitch projects are beautiful.

Narelle said...

Happy New Year xx

Maria said...

Lovely projects, Anthea. So lovely to hear that you are enjoyng the holidays. Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Holidays are good - a few days left for me - so trying to make the most of it
lovely cross stitch patterns - I bought a new one recently (why ??? I now ask myself) -but it does make a nice change from patchwork.
Happy New Year Anthea.
I hope its a wonderful year for you!

Kim said...

Your redwork Noel stitchery is gorgeous! Love the layer cake quilt. Beautiful work on all of your projects.

kiwikid said...

Good to hear you are enjoying the holidays!! The layer cake quilt looks wonderful and your cross stitch is lovely!!

Dasha said...

I've had a few weeks off too, but its all coming to an end next Tuesday. Lovely redwork you have there.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Isn't it great to have some down time and spend time with family?

I love your redwork stitchery Anthea. It is stunning. Your quilt layout looks great too.

Cheers,
Tracy

Teri said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday.....I love your Noel crosstitch......and your birdhouse is darling.....

Lin said...

Good to have you back Anthea and pleased you had such good hols! I love your redwork too. Happy New Year. xx

Pinnylea Creations said...

Great to see you back all refreshed and raring to go x

O'faigh said...

Love your idea of Holiday Mode Anthea...love your cross stitching..Hugs Ofaigh

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitches are beautiful and I love your quilt too. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!

Ondrea said...

Beautiful finishes there. Glad to know you had an enjoyable season and good to see you back.

Maria said...

Pleased you had a great time.

Love both the cross stitches. Anthea...
Lovely quilt flimsy too....

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful break, doing lots of enjoyable things just as you had planned. I wish you as much enjoyment throughout the year!

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like a wonderful Xmas, NYE and holiday break - gorgeous stitching, Anthea. It will be great to keep catching up with your progress over 2015.

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