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Saturday, December 18, 2010

7 More Sleeps!

It's been a fortnight since I posted and as things are still quite hectic at home with Howard and Christmas preparations, I have found that one day has blended into the next and my brain is turning to mush (even more so than usual).  I have been reading all your blogs but have been really slack in not commenting.

We have had a little bit of flooding in our town.  The drought has well and truly broken here and we were told the other day that there will be NO WATER RESTRICTIONS this summer Yay!!!!


This picture is of a road I travel on almost every day and usually has a little creek running under the bridge.  This creek runs right through our town and the afternoon it flooded, every road that travels over it was impassable.  I have never seen the water run over the road like that.



This is the same creek over a different road.  My son usually walks his dog along that footpath.  The Murray River at Albury burst her banks due to water being let out of the weir and I can tell you, it has been a very very long time since we have seen so much water.  


We had our Friday Girls Christmas Lunch at Jan's last week.  Look at all those presents under her tree!  They were all for us!!!!!

We had the best day together, celebrating our friendship and exchanging gifts.  Here is just a small sampling of the goodies I received.

This is Jan's little table beside her armchair.  Don't you just love that little quilt!  It's "A Patridge in a Pear Tree".

Now I haven't done any sewing that is blog worthy so I will just leave you with a few pictures of some of my favourite Christmas decorations.










This just happened to come home with the shopping the other day, nothing like a bit of retail therapy.

If I don't post before, I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.  I want to thank you all for making me feel so welcome in blogland and I feel very lucky to have made so many wonderful new friends,  I love you all!!!

Sue-Anne xxx

28 comments:

Marieke said...

Ah: you're still back! And what a great things to show to us: love your presents and your christmasdecorations (especially the candystick!;-) ). Wow: you had lots of water! Great that you will not have any water restrictions this summer. Your garden will florish!

katrien said...

What a lovely Christmas decorations.
Wish you also great days.

Kaaren said...

Happy Holidays to you Sue-Anne and may your New Year be filled with health and happiness.

Shirley said...

What great looking presents under the tree. It has been a real pleasure to get to know you this year Sue-Anne. I have valued every message from you. Here is wishing you and Howard a great Christmas. Love You.
Shirley.x

Sue said...

Looks like your day with the Friday girls was fruitful.
Have a wonderful Christmas .
Sue x

Annemieke said...

Loved to read your post with all those christmas decoration photo's! Wish you happy holidays and a happy new year! It is nice to have 'met' you through blogland this year!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Quiltendewilma said...

What a lovely Christmas decorations.

Wish you happy holidays and a happy new year!

I feel also very lucky to have many wonderful blog friends!! I a'm glad to have met you!!

Leanne said...

Hope you have a great Christmas. The floods have been terrible it is wet down here but no floods.

Barb said...

I love your header.
I look like you gals know how to have a party! the box of goodies is wonderful!
thanks for posting such fun photos today.
xo
happy holidays

Diane H said...

Best Wishes to you and yours, Sue-Anne. May you have a wonderful holiday season with lots of time to sew! Hugs to Buddy!

quilting Jeannet said...

I like the pictures from your blog, soecial de christmasballs, very nice! wish you a very good chrismas.

Warm greetings, Jeannet

Susan In Texas said...

Welcome back, Sue-Anne! Your home looks great with all those lovely decorations. I especially like the pair of striped stockings. 8) Congratulations on having your water restrictions lifted; unfortunately we know all about droughts here in sunny Texas.

Merry Christmas,
Susan in Texas

Maree: said...

Glad to hear you have NO Water Restrictions this Summer that's Fantastic .....
Lovely Gifties & Decorations...
Have a Happy Xmas...
cheers

Quilt Hollow said...

I missed seeing you here but today's post has made up for it with all the fantastic photos! Your so lucky to have many friends to share gifts with in person!

Julia said...

Good to see you post again...
Great photos.. lovely gifts..
I think we here in the west shall have water restrictions this summer...
have a lovely Christmas and New Year..
Julia ♥

Notjustnat said...

Great to have the rain back, but not the flood. Good to have you back posting again Sue-Anne. Love your Christmas header and the photos are fabulous - Merry Christmas to you and yours - Hugs Nat

Terry said...

Really like all the photos. Christmas One at any rate.
I know why the docks at Echuca and Bourke are so high. I'm sure there is a poem about the floods as well as the drought We'll All be Rooned said Hanrahan.

Christmas will come and enjoy it no matter what.
Haveagoodone Terry

Janet said...

Is it Christmas nearly? Help, I'm not ready. I love your presents and the decorations, especially the striped stockings. Have a great holiday.

julieQ said...

Enjoy this beautiful season! Really enjoyed seeing those long striped stockings!

broderie said...

happy christmas to you sue-anne and to those you love. your christmas decs are so cheerful, i hope you'll enjoy the magic of the season and that life for you and your husband will only get easier very soon. i have enjoyed the friendship also! good times in 2011!

Daniƫlle said...

Best wishes for you and the ones you love!! Hopefully with less water but with lots of stitches!! XXXD

yvonne said...

Beste wensen voor jou en je gezin....
Ik hoop dat je wel ga genieten ondanks al het water.
Prachtige kerst versieringen ....
Ik kijk graag op jou blog groetjes yvonne

deb said...

now thats a lot of goodies you got there! I love those 2 darling stockings hanging there!!!
my your place looks like here in cali where we are having the worse rain in decades, I feel like building an ark!!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful decorations! Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas.

Elyte said...

Merry Christmas Sue-Anne, may you and your family stay safe, dry and warm and enjoy your Christmas together. Thanks for a great blogging year.

Miriam said...

Merry Christmas Sue Ann!

supergoof said...

Hi Sue-Anne, happy Christmas to you from The Netherlands!
:o)

Sharmayne said...

Hi Sue-Anne, just stopped by your blog & saw the photos of the flooding.... Murray River? & you mentioned Albury.... well, we live at Bundalong - where are you?
Sharm