Sunday, December 9, 2018

Time is Flying!

Have you looked at the calendar ?  How quickly are the days moving!!!  I'm just getting around to reporting on my end of November OPAM Finishes and here it is ...... we have just 16 days till Christmas!!!!!  I had no finishes in October being part way through numerous projects - but November did see me finish knitting these 2 Cowls ready for Christmas Gifts  for daughter and her partner who live in Melbourne (where they have been having some still cold days!).  It was nice to get something finished!  

Since then things have heated up as we stepped
from November into December ....... there was my online ladies group (a closed group that formed in 2013 when we all did 12WBT for the first time) .... we usually have a christmas decoration swap which is rather fun - but still requires me taking time out to organize and monitor ...........I used a random number generator this year to choose who was giving to whom
I sent this one off to Karen M........
..... mine arrived last week and WOW, I was blown away by the thought attached to this little ornie ....... not only does it remind us of our little Scruffy Boy, but low and behold, Lyn had put his name on the Santa Hat!  Such a special ornament.
And received this one from Lyn C.
Somehow I also managed to get the job of organizing a Secret Santa for some of us at work .... this will be held on Thursday this week so I hope to capture a couple of photos to share.  Thursday is my last day at work before I take a couple of weeks holidays.  Pete and I plan to head up to
Townsville to spend Christmas Day with our Son, DIL and the Grandkids........... 

 So this kind of meant having to work out the gift giving situation and get stuck into things!  It's been a rather frantic couple of weeks whilst I've been doing some crochet and a bit of sewing to wrap up in various gifts.   It was great to have FNWF on This Friday night to link up with Cheryll and others as it gave me that extra boost I needed to pump out a few things .......... 

I mad a start during the day onFriday and continued on various project till today trying to work through my list lol.   I had quite a mess going on in the sewing cave .......
I've managed to get 4 crocheted dishcloths, 1 Trivot and an Apron made up. 
Missed getting a photo of the 4th one that got made up yesterday for our neighbour.

 I'm pretty happy with that as I was wrapping and sorting out gifts in between doing them all lol.  The little Apron is for the granddaughter to put with one of her gifts (a cupcake making kit).

We head off on Saturday and still have quite a few things on the agenda to tick off so its going to
be quite the busy week for sure!  I hope you are all managing to get things ticked off your lists!  I'd love to show you a photo of our Christmas Tree, but alas - no tree being put up this year as I still need to locate the box with all the decorations and given we head off this Saturday and won't be here for Christmas Day, I decided to stress less and not worry ............  instead Pete has been enjoying putting up some Christmas Lights on the Back Deck ......... A bit hard to see in the photo ......

Which encouraged our wonderful neighbours to put up some lights as well .........  we caught up with them last night for a Christmas Celebration as they head off for a cruise on Tuesday and we won't see them till after the Day ......... meantime some friendly competition seems to have sprung up between the guys and they have both enjoyed putting up a few extra christmas lights lol.  Looking forward to seeing them light up later tonight!   I'm off to work on a few more things still on the "To Do" List ..... not totally sure it's getting shorter - perhaps just gets things added as some get crossed off .......hmmmmmm
Big Hugs, 


Susan said...

Sounds crazy - a bit like here - so many projects to finish off by certain ates - my room gets in a mess too.. Oh well it always gets done - deadlines are so motivating!
Safe travels - we went to Townsville last year to visit Daughter & SIL - - and fortunately it was cooler than Brisbane.
Merry Christmas

Maria said...

the days do pass sew quickly and you are doing well getting lots of great gifts made... Sweet apron for GD..

Have a lovely holiday and safe travels..

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