Saturday, 27 December 2014

DID YOU ...

... all have a wonderful time on Christmas day? I DO hope so xx I spent the day at the bungalow with my mum and dad ..


they are getting frailer and so every Christmas with them both is a time to be treasured x

I joined in Chooky's Secrete Santa swap once more ... and just look....



.....this is the FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL runner I received from Maria ( www.maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot.com ) xx It was sat on the side table while we had dinner yesterday (Boxing Day) .. and is now in the centre of the big table in the kitchen x... LOVE it x So much work went into it .. I'm VERY happy x I heard from my partner as well .. and she is HAPPY with her parcel xx Good swap x

You may remember I had another parcel from Australia .. from Sue ( www.kiwikidspage.blogspot.com ) .. she and her husband stopped off to see me while visiting family here in the UK in the summer x WELL...


these fun little fellas are on my ....... beautiful table cloth x Mum and dad came to me for Boxing day .. and  we had it on the table during dinner ..


this was BEFORE the table began to groan and the cloth disappear!!!.. I feel very blessed that these lovely ladies took time to make me such beautiful presents x

The flowers that you can see on the table are from the family in NSW .. so we had Australian thoughts all over dinner x


We ended the day with a Skype session with Sally and Blair (only 2.5 hours! ..  they had been visiting with Blair's family  and had been driving for about 12 hours over their Boxing day! .. so even more precious to us that they got up at 06.00 ! xx )..so wonderful that technology allows us to SEE as well as talk to them x THEN when we came out for me to take then home .. it was snowing!.. no big deal to many of you .. BUT it almost NEVER snows here in our corner of Cheshire ! xx.. was just enough to look like Christmas with out making it dangerous to drive xx .. gone this am .. thank goodness just frosty .. suits me much better x

Diane x

13 comments:

Maria said...

How nice to have spent Christmas Day with your Mum and Dad. Isn't it great you could Skype your loved ones in Aussie.
Pleased you like your Reindeer wall hanging.
The Koalas look fabulous on your table.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Very special to spend the day with your Parents Diane! And wow, what a co-incidence.....I made what you received from your SSCS Partner for my Partner!!!

quiltmania said...

Sounds like a grand day filled with family love. And snow! Wow!

loulee said...

Looks like you had a great time. Love that table cloth and your SSCS gift.
Happy New Year to you. xx

CathyC said...

beautiful! Happy New Year to you, Diane

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you had a nice day with your parents.........

lovely gift from Maria.......enjoy......thanks for being part of the SSCS once again.........

Sharyn Baldwin said...

You did hve a lovely day with your parents, didn't you. You are so lucky to have them still, treasure every moment! (though I am sure you do!)
Lovely gifts made just for you, what a great year you hav e had!!

Kate said...

How lovely, Merry Christmas!

mammafairy said...

Good that you had a good Christmas with Mum and Dad!
Every Christmas is a bonus with one's parents as they get up into their eighties... I know!

And what a cheery tablecloth! super! I am also sure the food was great!

Michele said...

I'm glad you had a great day.

Maggi said...

So glad that you were able to spend a lovely Christmas with your mum and dad. Your gifts look beautiful. We had 4" of snow in a very short time and the gritters underestimated so we now have extremely lethal roads, including the main ones!

Pinnylea Creations said...

Beautiful gifts and flowers; technology is great for catching up with loved ones especially at Christmas but nothing beats spending real time with our parents as they get older. Snow at Christmas is just magical xx

kiwikid said...

Hoe great you had a good long skype session!!! Love the photos of your Mum and Dad...you are right enjoy each and every time you see them....how come you had snow on your Aussie Christmas...not heard of!! Lol!! Your swap present is beautiful!
xx