I have been pretty slack with updates of what we have been up to in the last few months. This is a bit of a long post with lots of photos, so please bear with me.
First of all I would like to show you some photos of Amelie's 2nd birthday party way back in October. I feel kind of bad not having posted this earlier, considering I posted Aurelia's a few days after her birthday.
My DH decorated the cake again this year and we chose The Hungry Caterpillar as the theme. I think he did an awesome job with the decorating.
Later in the year my DH was presented with his Long Service Medal for 16 years of voluntary service with the NSW Rural Fire Service. There was a nice formal presentation held at our fire brigade. Later that evening along with the children and my parents, we celebrated at a wonderful Swiss restaurant. My DH had the cheese fondue and absolutely loved it.
Finally, here are some photos of the girls at Christmas. As you can see from the last photo Aurelia received a whole lot of Lego. It was the toy of choice by all concerned.
A new year has begun, so it's a time to reflect on what I achieved with my stitching over the previous year.
12 Blessings of Christmas by Lizzie Kate - still not finished but one square closer
Red Thread by Bent Creek - only just over halfway there, so very little change from last year
Angel of Winter by Lavender Angels - not a stitch was put in her for another year
Two exchanges for Hooked On Exchanging
Two exchanges for Friends Through Thread
Put a little more stitching into finishing the Little House Needleworks RR
Completed the Emblem Of Love RR
12 finishes for myself
9 finishes for others
Sadly I didn't stitch anywhere near what I had hoped, but I did stitch more for myself that I did for others which is a good thing. I also stitched some larger pieces than usual, but now I have more WIP's than I did this time last year. I did finish stitching my PIF's, so those waiting on them, I am so very sorry and will get my act together and post them out this month.
Here is a detailed list of my finishes:
The Sampling - Bent Creek
Flax Fields - Carriage House Samplings
My Needle and My Floss - Waxing Moon Designs
The Red Thread Snappers - Bent Creek - Picnic
An Emblem Of Love - With My Needle - Edgar's RR
Alphabet Tree - Blue Ribbon Designs (FTT Pinkeep exchange)
An Emblem Of Love - Wendy Jo's RR - With My Needle
Savoir Faire - Blackbird Designs (Gift)
Rites Of Spring - Blackbird Designs
An Emblem Of Love - With My Needle - Maragret's RR
Sweet Baby - Shepherd's Bush Printworks
Running Stag - Carriage House Samplings
An Emblem Of Love - With My Needle - Carol's RR
Where My Heart Blooms Mystery Bonus #1 - Blackbird Designs
Five Birds - Barrick Samplers (HoE ABC exchange)
Noel - Prairie Moon
Wee Rooster - Heart In Hand (HoE For The Birds exchange)
Beginner's Hardanger Course - Meg Shinall
Rites Of Spring Mystery Bonus #2 - Blackbird Designs
Necessities Sampler - Little House Needleworks (FTT LHN exchange)
12 Blessings Of Christmas - Lizzie*Kate - Hope
I have begun stitching again, so my next post will have lots of stitchy pictures.