Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Livvie playing her new drums.

Baby Jake's Taggy Quilt.

I made this yesterday morning. It only took a couple of hours and I'm jolly pleased with it! The front is a patchwork made from some yummy fabric that my friends Debra and Jo from Texas sent.
The back is red fleece and I appliqued a nice little 'J' on it. I have inserted lots of ribbons round the edge seams to serve as little taggies.

Here's a close-up of the applique.

I sent it Special Delivery, so Jakey should be receiving it tomorrow morning. I am safe to put this on the blog tonight (before they receive the parcel) as my wicked brother never reads my blog because it's girlie nonsense!

Monday, 7 January 2008

New Year & Party Games

Well, Christmas and New Year is over and of course I couldn't keep up with the blog-a-day idea! Not only was I busy, busy, busy over the holiday period, but with the children home from school I haven't been able to get near my laptop. Christmas was nice. I got a new watch from Mr.Wooks and some lovely threads from Emily. I got me and Gary some tickets to see Lee Evans next September. Both the girls had a very small pile of presents and were totally satisfied with that, but what they didn't know was that on 1st December we had an insurance policy mature so Emily had money and Livvie had a surprise later in the day when we got to mum's. Just when she thought it was all over we presented her with this:

Bless her, she wasn't expecting anything else and she was so excited she was shaking as she opened the boxes as she must have known what was inside. Not in her wildest dreams would she have expected such an extravagant gift. Thank you Mr. Prudential man! :0)

New year was a blast as usual with loads of silly party games which included Chin Heads:

Danglesplurge. Emily won the magnificent Golden Banana trophy this year:
And Bin Liner Fashions. My team won with this gorgeous creation modelled by Glen:

The other team did this...not entirely sure what it is, but please note the genitalia made from fruit!:

Babs and Mo couldn't join us this year and I must say it was extremely quiet without them cackling! Just for Babs, here's a photo of my new nephew Jake. :0)

I made something scrummy for little Jake today which I will show you in tomorrows blog.