So, I will start with my latest Happy Dance - Day 10 of my PS Santa's 12 Days of Santa SAL, which I am doing with my dear friend, Linda. So, a few days late for my original goal of May 30 but done, nonetheless; onto Day 11 next Sunday.
I am very pleased with my Leaping Lord!
I also had time to catch up with friends and family. DS2 was down from Sydney and we went to see my dear Dad. After that, I spent Sunday afternoon baking and cooking and generally being a Masterchef!
The gorgeous mother of my dear friend, Linda, is visiting from Hawaii, so I made her a special afternoon tea: scones with jam and cream and teacake. We used my new teapot and cups which TraderVic gave me for our anniversary.
I was given these lovely tulips by Linda and her Mum, Dee. Beautiful, aren't they? Thank you, Linda and Dee.
While all of the baking was going on, I was also cooking this delicious Lamb Tagine in my Tagine for dinner for TraderVic and myself - I slow cooked it, so the lamb was delicious.
Last night, I was putting the rubbish bin out for collection and I saw a bright light behind a neighbour's house (sorry, the pic is very grainy).
Can you guess what it is? Silly me, my first thought was "Have they opened a major sporting ground in that direction?", then my second was "Aliens!" but, of course, it was the full moon! lol!
Well, time to sign off as I have blogs and books to read and more stitching to do - natch!
But, I will leave you with pics of two of my favourite things - Furio and flowers from my garden (violets and hellebore).
... and one last reminder - time has nearly run out to be in the draw for the Travelling Pattern: if you are interested please comment on this post, I will be drawing the winner first thing tomorrow morning EST.
Happy stitching, everyone, and thanks for visiting.