Happy Twenty-Ten!

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Happy 2010 to all my friends in blogland!  We arrived home safely yesterday afternoon after our 5000+ km travels.  The weather was pretty abominable with four days of 45 degrees heat on the way up to Queensland, rain for two weeks (all but 2 days) and then temperatures up to 48 degrees on the way back home!!!  But --- we survived the heat, were thankful that some of the drought areas received the much-needed rain, managed to avoid the floods, and our little old campervan faithfully brought us home safely.

The absolutely BEST part of our holiday, of course, was being together with all our little "Chickens"!  There were 20 of us for Christmas and we loved watching all the cousins relate to each other and the adults just enjoying hanging out together.

I managed to get a little stitching done and I'm excited about the new free BOM I have for you this year.  I hope to have it up and running in February.  Meanwhile I am just finalising some instructions to complete the "What is Love" pattern, so watch this space!

I thought I'd show you some of the Christmas presents I made - lots of travel laundry bags.

The male members of the family also received laundry bags, but I forgot to take photos of them before I wrapped their presents!  Oh well, the masculine bags weren't half as photogenic as the ones above!

I'm still catching up on all the mail that was waiting for us when we arrived home, but I had a sneak peak at the latest Patchwork & Stitching magazine to see what my "How does your garden grow?" bag looked like in the photo.  I will put it on the blog when I get my head above water again - there's plenty of washing and ironing to do and the campervan needs a good clean and there's still plenty of bits and pieces to unpack.  So, I'd better get off the computer and get started ....