....ohh and pencils and paper

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

All Good Things Come to Those Who Wait.

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and are not too full of Christmas 'Pud'. I had a very nice family time and loved seeing my 'little boys' enjoying the day. I love this photo of the two of them having a chat on my front verandah.
"So what did you think about this Santa guy leaving you all those pressies?"
Kicking back enjoying some apple on their new camping chairs.
Now I want all sorts of 'fairy claps' for delaying gratification. Way back in July I took part in a special friends swap for a Stocking and my partner was the gorgeous MELODY. I recieved the most beautiful stocking from Melody featuring one of my favourites - a snowman. The work on it is exquisite and I loved hanging it up this Christmas. Melody popped some gifts inside with the express instructions that I was not to open them until Christmas day....and I didn't!!! Yes thankyou I can hear the claps...taking my bows now.

My Beautiful Stocking
Gifts left uninterferred with 'til the special day
Aren't I lucky?? Yum!
When I opened my beautifully wrapped  gifts I had gorgeous fabrics, thread and a Gail Pan pattern and also the cutest snowman pencil....I know it will give me lots of inspiration for more 'frosty fellows'. Thank you my lovely friend I love it all and I am glad I was very good and waited even though it drove me crazy. LOL!
My Mum is visiting me for a while so I may be a bit here and there with my posts so you know what I am up to if I go misssing.
My eldest Grandson enjoying a story with his Great GranNan (my Mum)
Blessings Michelle xx


  1. what a beautiful stocking, Melody is such a talented and thoughtful crafter!
    Lovely pic of your mum and grandie.

  2. It is just the best to spend time with family, especially at Christmas.
    How nice to have your little gransons and Mum there. Enjoy!!!

    Beautiful Stocking and gifts from Melody.

  3. family is just the best Michelle and gee i love that stocking,Mel is so clever.I am impressed you held back,lol.xx

  4. Looks like a great Christmas, Michelle. Clearly good things comr to those who wait!

  5. Hi Michelle.. looks like a lovely Christmas and the picture of the two boys is lovely as is the one of your mum and grandieboy.
    Melody's stocking is beautiful... and super duper pressies inside...

  6. Well You were Very Good hey...Beautiful Stocking and Gifties..Your Little Ones are too Cute..
    Enjoy your Mum while she is staying.

  7. Gorgeous stocking made by Melody with lovely gifts inside , she is such a talented lady ! Your grandchildren are too cute and I love the picture with your Mom and her great grandson , that is priceless.

  8. The stocking is very beautiful and lovely gifts inside. The photos of your grandsons are lovely too and how wonderful to have all the generations together!

  9. Hi Michelle. Glad you had a great Christmas. That stocking is just beautiful. What a wonderful present. Take care. Liz...

  10. What beautiful children. Oh boy you received some wonderful gifts. Hope you are making lovely memories with your mom.

  11. So glad you had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you every happiness in 2012

  12. The little snowy is very cute on the gorgeous stocking - hope he helped you stay cool.
    Love the little gifties that were lurking inside sure to inspire more beautiful work from you.

    Enjoy the family visits.


Thanks for taking the time to comment. It makes my day and lets me know I am not talking to myself. Please leave your email address with your comment if you are a not a blogger so I can personally thank you or pop back to the comments later.