Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lots of news!

Wow, it's been ages since I have had the time and or the energy to post lately. End of term was madness and I had a trip to Hobart for 4 days as well. When I got home I wasn't feeling 100% and ended up with a virus which quickly became a bacterial infection, so my end of term was a week earlier than everyone else's. Feeling heaps better now, thank heavens as DH had his checkup on Monday in Launceston following his second round of cancer treatment. Just waiting on the test results to find out whether there are still cancer cells in the urine.
We have decided that we are going OS in April, regardless of the results, so after Christmas we start to plan our trip once again! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee
On the creative front, not a lot has been happening though. I posted swap presents to Michèle in Alsace, France and have received mine. Just check these out!

The snowman is painted on and the decorations are embroidered hanging from the arms. The girl's plait is actually plaited and moves as you walk - just the most beautiful work.

I have read half of the book, used my bag and am planning to make Christmas cookies tomorrow morning while the ham is being glazed. I also have a snowflake cookie cutter which I used to make some of the Bredele cookies which are made in Alsace at the beginning of Advent. The FQ is a very fine linen, made in a factory in Alsace as well, so a wonderful French Christmas for me, without the cold of the weather :)
Here's a sneak preview of the FIS parcel which Santa delivered on the big island yesterday.
Still some photos of my weekend at Exeter as well as a few other bits and pieces I have finished this month - I'll post them tomorrow.


Lynda said...

Glad you're feeling better Vicki - there's been a lot of viruses going around lately.

Merry Christmas and wishing you and Glenn the most wonderful 2011.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hi Vic...big trip how exciting, I am so jealous.....hope all is good with Glenn....How lovely are your gifts from Michele....can you believe it is Christmas Eve...I hope you and Glenn and the kids all have a fantastic Christmas and I know 2011 is going to be your Peg xx