Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Back in Time for Christmas

 First I'd like to thank those of you who have sent messages of comfort and support over the past few weeks - the funeral for my stepmum went as well as could be expected, and although it was a sad and difficult time,

it was also nice to spend time with my sister Kathy who lives in New Zealand,

 my wonderful Dad,

and also to catch up with other family members. 




 I should say a special thankyou to the friends who shared their home with us during this stressful time, and also to another friend and her daughter who took the time to attend the funeral and then a couple of days later made sure daughter and I got to share coffee and cake!

Now here we are back at home and it's Christmas Eve already!!   I managed to get the Christmas decoration swap hosted on my fb group of ladies (50 and over and striving for fitness and health).... I received this lovely little critter from Carol and it arrived on the perfect day - after good news and before Heather passed onto our Lord...... I think she is so sweet.....
Our grandson Jax had been on the telephone nagging Pop to get a snowman made since he had one out the front of his house up in Townsville.......  so after several reminders and being told that Grandma can take a photo to show ........ well, this was the result.........

Yesterday I received such a wonderful treat when a Christmas parcel arrived from my friend Lyn
who lives up the northern stretches of NSW.  They live on acerage that has been drying up and have been praying for rain which has thankfully come and filled their dams, including a new one not long completed!


We are part of a small  Christian ladies snail mail group of penpals that have been
writing to each other for over 7 years now........... So this is just the perfect gift ever...... it even came with a new writing pad and envelopes!  I'm so excited to have this little writing case that will be so easy to pick up and take with me when I'm away or to take in the car.  Thanks Lyn, I love it to bits!!







So as you might imagine, I'm way behind on Christmas this year.......

 


I've been out in the cabin getting this little bag finished in time for tomorrow ........ I can show you since DD doesn't tend to visit blogland too often lol


And before I finish....... Meet Betty...... My wonderful Kitchen helper!  She is the trade off so to speak for me taking on an extra shift each fortnight next year, and after washing dishes by hand for years, I have to say I'm finding her pretty useful!

So its time for me to head off now to other things.......... Before I go, I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and pray you all have a peaceful, joyful day tomorrow
Hugs Sharm xo
 
 

5 comments:

creations.1 said...

A Merry Christmas to yourself and your loved ones Sharmane - and may 2015 bring each of you good health, love, happiness, fun and laughter!!

shez said...

Merry Xmas Sharm to you and your lovely family and I hope you all have a happy and safe new year.xx

Cindy said...

What a sweet idea to get as a present from your pen pal. I love your little bag, owls seem to be everywhere this year. Take care

Chookyblue...... said...

Merry Christmas........lovely gifts.....glad things have gone ok with your stepmum's passing.......always a difficult time......

Jo said...

It has been a hard time for you recently. You sound like you are keeping busy. The quilting world really helps. Keep your spirits up...