Saturday, January 1, 2011

My SSCS parcel has finally arrived :o)!!

Oh my goodness, it’s 2011 ….. already!!! I’m not sure I’m done with 2010 yet!!!! Okay so I’ll go with the flow, but honestly, I think the new year has crept up on me, I’ve only just finished the Chrissy leftovers!!!

A new year, a fresh start … resolutions to be made (or not!). Nah, not for me …. I’m not good at sticking to my new year resolutions. Although, I would LOVE to lose a few (make that quite a few) kg/pounds … if I can then great, otherwise, oh well - I’ll just have to embrace my chubbiness LOL. I’d like to wish you all a fabulously happy new year my dear bloggy friends – I hope it brings you many blessings :o). Thank you all for your lovely comments throughout 2010, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you through your emails and blogs, and I look forward to keeping in touch with you all in 2011 too :o).

Well it was a bit late but my SSCS gifties finally arrived this week from Ruth – YAY!!! As you can see from the great big stickers on the envelope, Australian Customs and Quarantine got to see it all before me lol, nevermind, the only thing they took out was some Orange Leaf Tea … sorry Ruth, that didn’t make it to me!!

I’m guessing Ruth’s wrapping was probably a bit neater than theirs too lol. So here are the gawjus goodies I received – a Christmas wreath tree decoration (that will have to go on next year’s tree) ;o), a handmade bangle bag, 2011 calendar, a pack of 2” African Mosaic fabric squares, some cute Chrissy tissues and some Dove Chocolate … all wrapped up in about a metre (yard) of delish purple batik!! Thank you so much Ruth … and thank you too Chookyblue for organising yet another fabulously fun SSCS!!!

I’ve done very little stitching since just before Christmas … so nothing to show you there I’m sorry. I have, however, managed a wee bit of shopping on the net :o). Fat Quarter Shop was having a fabulous special on their books and magazines so I just HAD to jump in a buy some that have been on my shopping list for a while :o) … January 2011 004 and … January 2011 005I’m kicking myself now for not buying “100 Blocks Vol. 1” because now I can’t find it anywhere – drat!!

Have you read the new Among the Gumtrees newsletter yet?? Don’t you love the new format :o) – and the new logo too??!!d7birdOur very clever Jenny designed and stitched this and I think it’s just gawjus!! We Nutters are all very excited about lots of fun happenings among the branches in 2011, stay tuned to find out more. We’ve also got something up our sleeves for our Brisbane friends too in March ;o)!! Are you wondering what we’re up to LOL??? All will be revealed soon ;o).

Until then …………

9 comments:

Allie said...

Happy New Year dear Joy, enjoy your new books [oh YUM] and the goodies Ruth sent! And nope, cannot wait to see what you all are up to....

wonderwoman said...

Hi Joy, Happy New Year!!! Your swap gifts are lovely! It was a great swap, i was thrilled with mine! I have vol 2 of 100 blocks as well and cannot find vol 1 anywhere!

xxxx

AnitaS said...

I wish you a very good 2011.

KaHolly said...

Happy New Year, Joy. This site says they still have Vol. 1 (http://www.contentedcat.co.uk/Magazines.html). Good luck! ~karen

Terry said...

I'm glad your SSCS swap gift finally arrived! You got some lovely goodies! I have 100 blocks Volume 1...I'll put it in the mail to you on Monday! Merry Christmas! :0)

Wendy B said...

A happy happy new year lovely one!!! Love your goodies....mine have yet to arrive in Portugal....I hate to think what form it will arrive in!!!!!
Can't wait to hear about your Brissie surprise!!!!! I have an inkling but......??!!! tee hee
Sugary hugs and new year blessings my friend
XXX Wendy :O)

mandapanda said...

Joyous New Year!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely gifts from Ruth.............enjoy them..........what a bugger customs delaying the delivery........at least it has now arrived.........
thanks for being part of the SSCS 2010.........

love the books you got..........

Darlene said...

Happy New Year! If you can't find a printed copy of the magazine, you can download a digital issue from the Quiltmaker website. It's not the same as holding one in your hand, but at least you can get the patterns for each block.