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Friday, December 28, 2018

Christmas Part Two

Yesterday we visited my Brother and Sister in law who live by the coast. My Mum is also staying so got to visit her also. My little Brother is a wonderful cook and he spoilt us and prepared lunch.....delicious curried prawns and tasty!
My niece was also visting.
She lives in NSW so it was lovely to catch up and for me to hand over in person a quilt I had made for her. This girl has a beautiful heart and she loved her quilt. That's little Honey trying to get in on the act and wondering what all the excitement was about!
It was made up of 2 years worth of Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks and whilst I was assembling it I knew it was meant for her.

It was beautifully quilted by my friend FIONA of Bubz Rugz

It was a day of surprise gifts. My Brother also handcrafts cigar box guitars. My Hubby had admired his work so much. So the other surprise of the day was my Brother had made him his very own.....
I think you can see by the grin on his dial just how much it meant to him....He was absolutely rapt! I foresee a whole lot of twanging happening around here!

Yours truly and my Sister in law.....
We finished our day with a lovely beach walk.....soft cool breeze, sand between my toes, the smell and sound of the ocean.....Devine! Thanks family xxx

Rest day today....time for a cuppa and a rum ball or two.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. Lovely post-Christmas visit, Michelle. The quilt is gorgeous, and what fun to have the strumming of the guitar around the house for the New Year! xx

  2. What a lovely Christmas you have had, Michelle.....on both posts! A wonderful family time.

  3. Surprises all round.... how lovely, a great post.

  4. Oh my goodness, I want to send Christmas with you. Shorts, sandals and walks on the beach :) Your quilt is beautiful in every detail and there are so many. It will be treasured forever. I have to say, that receiving that guitar would put a huge smile on my face, too. Handmade gifts are the very best!
    Happy New Year!
    Connie :)

  5. Thanks for taking me along on your day... I could almost spell those prawns...
    Happy New Year Michelle... xox

  6. That quilt is lovely,glad you had a great day with family xx. Guida

  7. Lovely time spent with lovely people. I am sure your beautiful niece will cherish her quilt so lovingly made for her.

  8. Yummy feast and wonderful catching up with family.

  9. Lovely quilt.....can’t beat the the smell of the salt air.

  10. Hi Michelle what a wonderful time you had how happy does your niece look with her new quilt,lucky girl.
    Love that smile on Gary face with his new instrument,what a lovely thing for your brother to do ,Namaste and blessings my friend xx

  11. Great day out... it's so good for the soul...

  12. Your quilts are beautiful but what I envied was being able to spend time outside! Shorts, picnic table, how lovely! Blessings.

  13. Sounds like the best day, your nieces quilt is beautiful, lunch sounded amazing and that guitar is incredible..hope you are enjoying the twanging.


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