Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas rush

Where has December gone? The last two weeks have disappeared in a rush of shopping, babysitting, cooking, cleaning and Christmas parties. It's not my favourite time of the year. I much prefer a slower pace!

I have been able to do more stitching on my Traveller's Blanket though and nearly have all 63 squares stitched down. I am looking forward to starting some embroidery on each one. 

 Don't you love the fabric with the thongs? Thongs are an iconic symbol of Australian life. Long hot summers and very casual clothes! I think they are call flip-flops in America and jandals in New Zealand.

On the beach this morning somebody had made a window out of stones!

 And these seagulls are doing what a lot of us are feeling at this time of the year - appearing calm and relaxed on the surface and paddling like crazy underneath!!


  1. This is so beautiful Deb. I had a similar idea but never got beyond doing it in my head and collecting old shirts from jumble sales to cut up.
    They are still sitting there looking at me accusingly everytime I go to rummage in the wardrobe.
    I am really looking forward to seeing more but appreciate it isn't the most creatively productive time of year!
    Merry Christmas and a creative new year

  2. Hi Deb! I've been thinking of you while I've been away. I love your photo of the stone window! It looks like a watercolour painting! Glorious. Merry Christmas x x

  3. Love the beach scenes...the birds!!

  4. My American sons love to wear flip flops. You work is beautiful! Merry Christmas!