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Friday, December 28, 2012

Still keeping busy...


The family got a lovely surprise this Christmas. DsD1 has been quietly getting to know a young man who lives on a property close (ish; I think the property is about 60km away from Wandoan) to the school where she has been posted these last 2 years. Friendship has evolved into love and DsD1 is absolutely radiant! Last night DH and I, plus my BIL and SIL met the young man  when the couple came to dinner. 

He is from a grazier family and although we had tried to buy some meat for the BBQ at a specialist butcher, this butcher did not really have any cuts that would be suitable for cooking on the BBQ, so...we ended up with 'supermarket' steaks, chops and sausages. And our guest complimented us on the meat's quality! (polite?)  It was a lovely evening and even though lots of questions were asked of our guest, I'm sure he didn't mind. :-)







My lovely BIL and SIL...two of our best friends!
 After Christmas I've been organising a couple of new craft projects...
A new project with long hexagons...
 It was amazing what I found in my stash that fitted the theme, sewing. The other morning I sat and fussy cut quite a few of the hexagons but still have to work out what I'll use for the squares. I'm making something for my first swap of 2013 and, for now, it's a bit of a secret :-) It's not a table centre like the photo below but I will use the same layout for this project.
I made this for a Christmas 2011 swap; have never received acknowledgement that it arrived safely :-( 


Another secretive project that I've started is some knitting...the yarn looks grey but is actually black...it's not for a swap, but a gift for someone...

Another little task I've been doing is sorting through some boxes of photos. While DH is 'glued' to the TV watching the cricket, I sit on the couch and look through the photos and collate them  into groups and/or themes. I have found lots of photos of parish life from when my children were little. So far I have shared an album of photos of a 1992 parish concert on Facebook, much to the delight of former parishioners, as well as present day ones! In a later post I'll share some of them :-)

5 comments:

Maa said...

Maria, what a busy time you've had. I've never seen so many gifts in one place. The tree wasn't big enough! Haha! What a fun day. (You should have mail from me soon.) Now to enjoy the 'Next Stage' ... New Year! Hugs Sue

Maria said...

Sew happy for your DD to have found a close friend. He loks like a happy guy..
You are getting organised for next year already,wel done.

shez said...

thats lovely news about your daughter and that table mat is gorgeous.xx

Anita said...

New love makes my toes curl!! Love the yarn you are using, can't wait to see the end result.
Cheers, Anita.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Another great post Maria. I love to meet your family and see all your crafting projects.