Tuesday, 19 November 2013

What have I been doing all this time?????

Time has slipped by so quickly.  I had great intentions of writing a post at least once a month and here I am 4 months later and nothing done.  Oh well, start off now.

Firstly we were on holidays on a wonderful cruise for two weeks.  Coming from Ireland we are not used to really warm weather but this year we had a really hot summer but it was nothing compared to the temperatures we had in Spain.  We ate plenty, drank some, were entertained nightly and visited some wonderful places.
 In Vigo
 Barcelona Football Club
 In Cadiz, you can see the ship in the background
In Valencia
It was a great holiday despite putting weight on but I suppose that's what a holiday is all about.
The reason we had such a big holiday is because my eldest daughter did her leaving cert this year so we all needed a good break after that.

Then we had to anxiously wait for the results which she didn't think were good enough for the science course she wanted but they were more than good and she was offered her science course in Dublin City University.  

We then had two debs dances, her own and then her friends. Here is a photo of her at her friends debs with two of her other friends.  I'll post a photo of her own one soon.
Then we had youngest daughter starting secondary school.  Here she is in her uniform on her first day.
Time has slipped by and I don't have much to show in the way of makes.  Our quilting group have been busy making a quilt for the RNLI to raffle.  It's a crazy patch quilt in all different blues.  

I've also joined four swaps for Christmas (I must be mad).  I've finished one and it is happily winging its way to ????? and here is a photo.  
We had to make a fabric basket except I made a big mistake on my first attempt and sewed it up the wrong way so it turned out as a flat box shape.
The other swaps are for a table runner and xmas decoration, a secret soiree swap and a handmade swap.  I better get my sewing machine into top gear to get them all finished on time.

I'll leave you with a photo of hubby and myself at Halloween.  We always dress up for the kids calling to the house, we enjoy it as much as they do.

I promise I will do another post shortly.

Best wishes


  1. Wow you've been super busy! Looks like an awesome trip - what a great experience for you all! Looking forward to seeing your swappy goodness :)

  2. Congratulations to your daughter! You had a great holiday. Some places I still want to visit. Love the flat basket!

  3. wow busy you sounds like you had a great holiday .............dont forget you did the map fabric swap too :)))

  4. Rule #1, "have a good excuse".
    Nice to see you are well and busy with happy things..

  5. I was thinking of you the other day, wondering how things were going for you! It looks like you had a great vacation in Spain and the food/sights sound wonderful. What neat photos of you and your family, especially the Halloween one. Congrats to your daughter for getting the scores that she hoped for!

  6. I got my WONDERFUL parcel to-day xx .. well actually it came on Saturday but I was out sewing!! I picked it up from the collection office this morningxx
    Thank you so, so much .. I am stunned by all my presents xx To say I am thrilled is an understatement xx

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family xx

    RETIREMENT is just wonderful xx