Monday, 28 December 2009

A Busy Christmas

The last few days have been very busy.....

Last Wednesday we had a Christmas lunch with the elderly from Chinatown.  We had a yummy lunch of turkey and ham and salads.  My kids came along to help serve and hand out presents.  There were games as well...a form of pass the balloon and when the music stopped whoever was holding the balloon had to come and dance for us.  Boy do these ladies know how to boogey and to Rihanna no less!

Everyone had a wonderful time!  Thank you to Terence and his sponsors for hosting this.

Christmas day was spent at home with our friends Jan and Hilly Boer and my mum in law (she arrived that morning from Holland).  We had a lovely lunch where everyone ate far too much.  My hubby and I had made a pavlova (a traditional NZ Dessert) and it was REALLY Yummy!  Sorry we ate it before I got a chance to take a photo of it!  The kids  opened all the presents after arriving back from the airport and were preoccupied for the rest of the day.  Of course DAD had to help (play) with some of them too.

Today it was time for more work in Chinatown and the ladies were busy finishing up some of the baby quilts that they had been working on. Our quilts seem to be getting brighter and more colourful as we go.

Its great to see how proud they are of their work.  We have a couple of art quilts in progress too so watch this space!  One of the aunties has bought her own sewing  machine now and two of them have been busy making their own bags at home.  They are such a wonderful group of ladies to work with!

Happy new year to everyone and Happy quilting!


Diana Parkes said...

Your group of ladies are great Marianne and it is because of your motivation and direction. Everyone is a winner. All the best for 2010!

marlini ridlis ismail said...

hi marianne, its me again marlini. Was wondering how do i buy those baby quilts? Thank u, awaits your reply!

happystar said...

Can I know where you get your hand quilting thread?
I'm so desperate trying to find reasonable priced ones!


Marianne Bos said...

I use Coats and Clark hand quilting thread but I bought this at Spotlight in New Zealand when we were still living there. Their website is and have an online shop. Im assuming you are in Japan (?), Do you have a local quilt shop?
You could always try sorry I cant be of much help