Sunday, December 20, 2009

I spent the day with Deb last Thursday, my 2 girls arrived home from Perth and Wellington for Christmas, and needed picking up from Christchurch airport. Guess who lives there and I had just had to visit. Deb and I traipsed around some of the Christchurch quilt shops that I hadn't been too,

the 3 shops that we went to were all very different, (the one above is Primroses), we visited Cottonfields and Memories also - stopping for coffee and a scone at Memories which is a fabulous shop with a small cafe as well lovely fabrics & everything you might need to make a bag.. Deb was very friendly and on personal terms with them all, so she obviously visits them often! We went out to dinner at a fabulous restaurant, joined by Darlene and husband as well. The meal was just to die for!!

Deb asked me to put this photo up 'cos she forgot to pull her camera out! Aren't we just the morning glams in our jimjams!

So Fi was the first to arrive on Friday morning, and we spent the day in Christchurch finishing off the Christmas shopping, all done now! Janet arrived later in the afternoon, and then it was the drive back to Twizel

We got back about half 6/7pmish, and no one felt like cooking so we headed off to our favourite local (any excuse to go there), where we all decided to try to a cocktail while we were waiting on our pizza,

Yesterday the girls relaxed in the hot tub, yep Janet is on the phone!!

this parcel arrived while I was away - this is my SSCS from my swap partner Lynda, the lovely koala bear stitchery is already on my tree, and the parcels sitting underneath, teasing me.. how hard is it to wait for Christmas Day! Thank you so much indeed Lynda! and a very BIG thank you to Chookyblue for organising this wonderful swap!

... and this is the latest stitchery that I am working on, this is a Bronwyn Hayes (Red Brolly) design, "My Little Teahouse". It is the cutest most adorable little carryall for needlework necessities. I simply cannot wait to finish it, but there is lots of other stuff to do too!

Have a an absolutely fun week every one.... only 5 sleeps to go!!!


Cardygirl said...

Lots of fun...lucky you to catch up with Deb! Lovely stitchery.

Deb said...

Had to do it, didn't ya!! What a terrible photo, at least you look like you're wide awake!

Have fun with the girls and have a wonderful Christmas Day.
hugs Deb

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you two get together, I bet husbands go running from the double trouble. Wish we had such lovely shops over the 'hill', it's all rather boring here, unless you want to count raindrops!
Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

LOL you and Deb in pjs. :-) What a fantastic time you must've had. If your hubby's are like mine they'd've hid and left you with a pot of coffee while you put the world to rights.

Have a lovely Christmas in Twizel

teresa said...

Ha ha - all great photos Shiree. It looks and sounds wonderful, the shops look gorgeous, the food delicious... Hope you have a great time xx

Chookyblue...... said...

I take it from Deb's comment maybe you being naughty showing the great to be able to catch up and for us it is nice to put faces to names.........
be you did some damage in those shops........

loulee said...

I wish you'd collected me from the airport too! LOL
It's great to see places we visited, even the pizza place.