23 December 2010

wrapping up Christmas . . . on 'Christmas Eve' Eve

Greetings all,
Today was another super busy day at Shop Handmade & now it's closed for the year.  Big shout out to Rachel & Julie who i love & run the most beautiful Shop in Canberra, no THE WORLD!! 
Last night, in my spare time, i threw a party for a dozen 9 year olds, just a movie kind of thing - we watched Goonies & Gremlins, ah, the 80's!!  Lots of fun, food & Christmas themed party favours, like reindeer food!!  Just to confirm i'm completely nuts, i collected 6 of the party goers on my way home from Shop.  It was actually really lovely, i'm used to having a car load of children & the road kill (mainly kangaroos) on the 25km trip from the city kept them entertained!!
So now it's time to put my feet up (or into a soak) & cruise into Christmas, everything wrapped/ posted/ delivered & purchased, with tonight's Farmer's Market putting the finishing touches on our Christmas long weekend menu.
My last patchwork quilt for the year was collected yesterday, another bohemian style one, truly a favourite colour combination of mine now.
 . . . bad lighting, sorry, i finished at 2a.m. . . .
 clash of colours, patterns & styles in 196 squares of patchworky goodness!!
 Last minute deliveries include a donation of pashimas to HeadsUp, a Breast Cancer charity . . .
 Sue from HeadsUp at Calvery Hospital in Canberra teaches ladies how to style pashminas & silk scarves while dealing with hair loss during chemotherapy.  Love you Sue, you're awesome!!
 Now it's 'Christmas Eve' Eve . . . we might start nibbling on our Handmade Sweet Delights GingerBreadHouse (number 2) . . .
 & decide where to spread the Reindeer Food??
 I have visions of a big family platter of Christmas lunch leftovers on Christmas Night . . .
 so i can enjoy it as much as i do at Poacher's Pantry.
 Tomorrow i'll repot our plants in the Terrariums . . .
 before i collapse on the floor with these reindeer.
So there you have it, we're rolling down the hill into Christmas now.  I'm cracking open the Highland Habitat foot soak now & taking half an hour to myself in the bathroom. 
Hey, don't forget my giveaways - movie tickets to see Tangled & lifestyle books from IKEA.  Love Posie

11 comments:

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Love that quilt! Just saw another blog post with another finished masterpiece and I'm inspired. Must be so nice to know something you've made will stand the test of time and be around for years to come. Nice work :)

Naturally Carol said...

Posie, that's a great photo of you! It must be fun working around all that lovely handmade stuff in the shop in Canberra...makes me want to still live there! Beautiful work in those quilts and things too!

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

O h WOW!! what a lead up to Christmas you have had! I can only imagine that it must be amazing working in SHOP and not feel like work at all!! Enjoy your Christmas xx

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

ps - love the quilt!

plushka said...

It was lovely to see you today, Jennie! The shop was SO busy indeed! You do a great job at the shop:) The atmosphere at the shop is so friendly and festive that I didn't want to leave!! Thank you. X

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Hi posie, Just a quick Hi to say i got my package and LOVED it... actually LOVED doesnt even describe how wonderful it is!!!!! Ill let you know when i blog it...in the New Year xx Thank you Thank you!!! xx

Heidi said...

How did I miss your giveaway sign me up please!!!Posie you busy little thing have a blessed Christmas with your adorable family your super cute!

Teje said...

Lovely post! And I just love that quilt with all kind of colours mixed!!! Really beautiful!
Merry Christmas! Teje

Amanda said...

Have a lovely Christmas to you and your family.

Wynona @ ivy designs said...

Absolutely love the quilt! Merry Xmas to you and yours. thanks for all your generosity, kindness and time this year. Take care, wynona xxxx

xmas greetings cards said...

So many colors, so much variety!