Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Goodness me!  I cannot believe how long it has been since I have written a blog post.  Lots of things have been happening in my world, mainly to do with a beautiful little granddaughter and I've not got a lot of quilting to show as I have been very focused on stitching Stonefields. 

I'm down to the last ten blocks but still have lots of hexie flowers and flying geese to do.

Chris & Amy gave me these veggie pots for my birthday and I am now starting to reap the rewards and enjoying freshly picked lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum, parsley and soon some cucumbers and rhubarb.
In October I was lucky to meet Brenda Papadakis of Dear Jane fame at Quilts in the Barn.
Evie got to play with her father in his excavator (whilst digging up his lovely backyard).
I received a special parcel hand delivered from Holland from a special blogging friend - thankyou Ingrid xxx
I spent a wonderful day in Melbourne with friends, which included a visit to Lucello, beautifully decorated for Christmas.
We enjoyed a Christmas feast with our Saturday sewing group.  This year's Challenge was an eight pointed star so her follows some of the quilts made for the Challenge.

 This is my Challenge - a 4 inch star that was sewn into Evie's first birthday quilt.
This is the dessert I made - a pavlova wreath.  I'm pretty impressed with how it has turned out and have made several since :)
 We celebrated Evie's first birthday the week before Christmas and had a lovely day.  She looked beautiful in this stunning dress but unfortunately didn't stay pristine for too long and had to be changed into more appropriate clothing for playing and eating!
 She also had a visit with Santa and she was all smiles.
We also had a slight scare with a bushfire on the hills behind us but the CFA did a fantastic job of bringing it under control and extinguishing it.
Christmas Day and more presents for Evie - so much fun this year with her.
Buddy enjoyed Christmas too.
If you are still with me after this mammoth photo post, I wish you all  a very happy and safe New Year!
Sue-Anne xxx


Flickenstichlerin said...

Thank you Sue-Anne for sharing.
Beautiful quilts, great pictures, how awesome, I am impressed.
Wishing you all the best for 2015.

Elyte said...

Your year in summary looks like it has been a good one. Belated first birthday wishes to little Evie. Love the results of the star challenge. Congratulations on the progress made on the Stonefields quilt.
Best wishes for 2015 and hope to bump into you somewhere along the way.

Susan said...

I do think Evie is a perfectly reasonable excuse for your absence, she is such a cutie. Beautiful quilts too. I'm sure your Stonefields is lovely, looking forward to seeing it finished.

katrien said...

Happy new year.
Wish you al the best for 2015.

Shirley said...

Yay! I look forward to seeing a post from you. Here is to lots of stitching in the next year, more posts ( from me too) and lots of fun with our granddaughters. Oh! And winning the lottery.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy New Year......gorgeous show and tell.........

Lesley said...

Yes Sue-Anne that was a busy year my best wishes to you and your family for a Happy New Year in 2015 filled with lots of stitching days. Lesley

Karen said...

Lots of eye candy. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Christine M said...

Lovely post, Sue-Anne. Happy New Year.

Phyllis said...

Lovely blogpost, wonderful pictures! Best wishes for a healthy, happy and creative 2015 from The Netherlands!

Guusje, said...

I see al beautifull things. You have been very busy.
I wish you a happy new year and hope al your wishes come through.

Cardygirl said...

Looks like a lovely festive season at your place! Best wishes for the New Year!

Thimbleanna said...

How wonderful to see a post pop up from you! All those beautiful quilts -- you have a very talented group of friends -- such wonderful inspiration! And little Evie is just beautiful - what a joy she must be to you!

Mary said...

Love all your eye candy Sue Anne, beautiful hexagons and quilts and of course Buddy and Baby, Many Hugs, Mary

Mary said...

Oh Buddy is sooooo adorable Sue Anne...miss hearing from you, Hugs, Mary