Monday, December 24, 2012

The end of another day in paradise and more

The sunset last night was just glorious. The weather forecasters keep saying heavy rain is coming. That’s not what the sky said.


Today it is very hot and humid. A warm breeze blowing, reminds me of Australia.

Last week we received some very sad health news about a close member of our family. Peggy and I decide a snuggle quilt is required. So we shopped our stash and using our favourite go to pattern for a quick quilt we got busy. Saturday afternoon we cut the fabric. Yesterday morning we finished the blocks.


Peggy has this very clever system of printing stickers to “road map” our quilt construction.


Construction of the top is complete. I hope to start quilting on Boxing day.

Christmas cake in the oven – yes just call me the last minute kid.However this is the cake you can make at the last minute and it tastes great.

A Christmas box delivery to elderly parents of friends who are away in the UK visiting their children.


Individual trifles, mince pies, rum balls, meat pies, a cracker full of chocs and more.

The house is tidy, all food prep done, time for feet up and a glass of wine.

Thanks for popping by.


  1. What a lovely thing to do - I love the way you say you shopped your stash - I think I need to do that more often rather than topping it up.
    The box of goodies looks gresat too.
    No rain down here (suprise suprise) just lots of very warm sun.
    Merry Christmas

  2. Sorry that you had sad news right on Christmas time...the quilt is going to be a gorgeous and cuddley, lovely gift.
    Best wishes to you and the family for a wonderful Christmas and New year..
    Please pass on my regards to Peggy.
    Julia ♥

  3. On the other side of the globe, I am joining you in a glass of wine. I just finished a jigsaw puzzle and decided to celebrate a bit.

    The comfort quilt is lovely and will be appreciated. How sweet of you to prepare and deliver a Christmas basket to your friends's parents.

    Merry Christmas to all gathered under your roof.

  4. Your quilt gift is going to be beautiful Linda, so sorry to hear you've had sad news. Your Christmas box, looks wonderful and is so very kind! Merry Christmas to you and your family, I hope you have a super day tomorrow, sounds like you are very organised...... Nicky x

  5. I am sure your quilt will give a lot of joy and comfort and your box of goodies is rather mouth-watering. Have a wonderful Christmas.


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