I can’t believe there are only 17 days before Christmas, it seems to have leapt upon us this year, but we probably say the same every year. Yesterday I took a whole morning off to do my Christmas shopping – I hoped to get it done “one time” so if you can imagine me racing around the Mall with my trolley filling it up as quickly as possible, list in hand ticking off as I went! I kept bumping into another Mum from school doing the same thing – she was last seen getting all her presents wrapped at Woolworths (this is a store similar to your Walmart or Marks & Spencers in the UK). When I saw her later she told me they were offering free wrapping in the store so she took all her presents (even those that were not bought in the store) and got them wrapped! Why didn’t I think of that I still have to wrap all mine!!
We have the whole family coming from Australia, Zimbabwe and South Africa (all except my sister’s family from New Zealand who are busy moving to Australia) – that equates to about 25 people for Christmas dinner – my house will be full and messy and chaotic but thats what Christmas is all about isn’t it? What are you doing this year – if you are going to a tropical island somewhere can I come too?
COLOUR CONFIDENCE IN EMBROIDERY BOOK
Thank you for the terrific response to the release of the new book and to all of you who emailed me with your lovely comments , THANK YOU, it is really very much appreciated. Just a reminder that online sales will close from 15th December – 2nd January – next overseas posting will be about 5th January.
I still have a few copies of the book in stock and there is a special on with Speed Services Courier for R55 overnight delivery, so it is not too late to order your copy. If you don’t get a Christmas copy don’t worry I have more stock arriving in January 2012.
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of teaching a workshop in Port Elizabeth in South Africa. I took my friend Merle, who is my trusty but bossy assistant (!) and Helen who wanted to do the class and we stayed in The City Lodge right on the beach front – it was great to have the company of two ladies who had a great sense of humour and we had fun. The class was held at Pied Piper shop which is a quilting and embroidery shop in the heart of PE, what a fantastic venue and such lovely hosts. The ladies in the class were amazing, so receptive and managed to almost complete their project in the alloted time, producing some lovely embroidery pieces. As you can see from the photo below, lots of laughs were had by all and I look forward to returning to PE at a later date for more classes.
Wherever you are have a lovely week, hope you get some stitching in and good luck with your Christmas Preparations. Remember tis the season to be jolly!