Saturday, December 29, 2007

Post Christmas

Well Christmas is done and dusted for another year....amazing all that preparation and its over! I have been lucky to receive so many cards from lots of talented people around the world. I wanted to share a few more by Yvonne/Leisa, Nellie and Pat/Ron.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

last but not least

from Alison and Dani..thanks a heap girls.


these from Loretta and Carol...


from Joan, Jackie and Jo...

Some Aussie Christmas cards too

Must not forget the lovely Aussie ladies who sent me mail this week.
Here from Julie, Jenny and Marilyn.

Christmas mail

And here are some Christmas cards from around the world from Livia, Sija and Jeanette...thank you ladies:)

4 sleeps to go til Christmas

Well considering the hour of the night maybe only 3 1/2...LOL
I received some more birthday and Christmas mail today.
Friends from around the world continue to help me celebrate...ain't life grand:)
This one is from Dorothy from NSW. Thank you Dorothy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday 20th Dec

Well it is so nice receiving Christmas mail at this time of year and of course I am loving still getting birthday cards in the mail!
These 3 ladies sent me good wishes and wonderful cards. Thank you Gail, Jo and Michelle.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More birthday mail

This birthday is proving to be nearly as long as I am old...LOL

More mail from Holland today this time from Marjolijn....dank u wel !
The border and little bird are made of felt and the writing in the background says Congratulations in Dutch!

Christmas card

I received this lovely Christmas card from Julie on which she has used an image by Lisa Volrath. The background is actually silver but the scanner has made it flare a bit.
If you go to this website you too can find some images to use as a present from Lisa.

Monday, December 10, 2007

From closer to home

I received a card from an Aussie stamping friend today too, sort of closer than Germany but still a long way away. Margaret lives in Queensland, the Sunshine State. I reckon this is a real nifty idea for a Christmas card, 3 squares and its done...just got to know how to fold it....LOL

Monday's mail

What a lovely mail day, I am still celebrating my birthday and Christmas is happening too.

these lovely creations came from my friend in Germany, Ariane.

Sunday, December 09, 2007


Today started out with brunch with some friends, a great way to start the day.

I received this lovely hand stitched christmas card from my friend Lynette. You can't see it in the scan but there is a gold fleck in the Aida Cloth that the reindeer is stitched on.

This afternoon I have made my Christmas cakes...3 of them in fact. One is for my son and his girlfriend who will be spending Christmas in Shanghai this year. Nicole is working over there teaching english in an international primary school for 12 months and Steve is going to visit her for 3 weeks over Christmas, New Year.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Spoilt by Mariska

More beautiful mail from Mariska this time for my birthday and Christmas.

Birthday treats from Jeanette

I just love the way birthdays go on and on.

Mail continues to come in from friends overseas and I just have to share what Jeanette made for me. This frog is so adorable:)

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sunday Trip

We got up early on sunday morning and decided to drive 3 hours north to a region of Victoria (the state we live in) where great wine is produced. Rutherglen is a pleasant spot we usually visit once a year with some friends to attend a wine festival.
Other friends had been here and helped us drink our last bottle of Pfeiffers Pfizz (sparkling red) on saturday, the best way to get some more for Christmas was to go and get it! Sunday was going to be hot (30C+) so why not drive north in an airconditioned car and enjoy some good wine and food when we got there. We planned for breakfast on the way but got a great run up so kept going and arrived about 11am. First stop Warrabilla Winery...where Mike tried some lovely reds and we packed a box or 2 in the boot of the car. Next stop Pfeiffers Winery where we got our Sparkling red (the whole purpose of the trip!) and some delightful Rose style wine called "Ensemble". We purchased the last of the 2006 vintage and a few 2007. Got a great deal, somehow we managed to get 8 bottles for the price of 6 ! We went to "The Pickled Sisters Cafe" at Coffield's Winery and had a seriously yummy lunch. After lunch we drove home via Beechworth where we stopped for an icecream and the loo...LOL We were home again by 7pm. All in all a great day out.
While speaking to my mum later on we discovered that the friends we go to the wine festival with each year had been in Rutherglen this weekend TOO !! Amazing coincidence !!