Monday, December 28, 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!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Blessings to all my friends and family this Christmas. 
I look forward to catching up with you all in the new year
Happy Quilting!
Marianne

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Back home again

Well Im back home again in Singapore after spending 10 days in Wellington, New Zealand for my parents 45th wedding anniversary.  It was lovely being back in Wellington and in familiar surroundings.  What a lot of changes since January!

It was great to catch up with all my family and friends!  The weather was a little chillier than I am now used to, but Wellington did put up 2 really beautiful days for me.  I had bought plenty of warm clothes to wear so it wasnt too bad.

These two photos were taken at Island Bay.  I did take them from the warmth of my sisters car but it was still beautiful....and not a high rise building in sight!


I gave the "tree quilt" to my parents for their anniversary and the "beach" quilt went to my sister, Jolanda.

Today I was straight back into the swing of things! We took  a group of elderly from Chinatown  to "Quilts and Friends" - one of our local quilt shops for morning tea.  They really enjoyed the trip and were even given a small quilting project to take home with them.  One of the uncles even bought some bright colourful fabric for a new shirt....maybe I could teach him how to sew it himself!  A big thank you to "Quilts and Friends" for a lovely morning and putting a smile on the aunties and uncles faces!

Well thats all from me - my eyes are starting to droop. I guess thats what you get when you are wide awake at 4am.  Isn't jetlag great!
Happy Quilting