January 10, 2010

Pre and Post Christmas Blues

I usually get Christmas blues except this year where I was so busy I didn't have time for the blues. I was prepared to get it, but because this is my DG's first Christmas and she spent it with us. You know how busy you can get with a baby. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her and her parents. We did many enjoyable things around nap and feeding times! They left the weekend after the New Year and I started back to work the next day. Phew, the blues didn't have time to get me LOL!!! I have some pics of pre and post Christmas to show you below.
I put the hearts to rest until next year. I have been making hearts for the last 3 years, but I haven't got enough to fill the tree yet. For this year heart I made using the same pattern, but I decorated it differently. I will continue to make more hearts for next Christmas and I hope you will join me to make some for yourselves. I have a copy of Pdf pattern if anyone would like a copy please leave me a comment.
My bare tree after I removed the decorations excepted the star on top. Don't you think it looks lonely and sad standing empty like this? You know, Christmas will be here again before you realize it.
Pre Christmas all night shopping! Can you believe we got sucked into it? DH was in a bit of a panic a few days before Christmas that he hadn't got me any presents so after work we took ourselves to the biggest mall in Southern hemisphere (that's what they claimed) Chadstone in Melbourne. We walked for miles and miles. We didn't get anything for me, but got more for the kids. Anyway, we enjoyed the dinner there and by the time we left at 9:30 pm people were only just turning up. We did well not to get sucked into staying all night...!

On a different note, I've signed up for a Friday Night Sew-In host by Bobbi and Heidi. It sounds like a fun thing to do to get me away from this BOX for at least one night! If you want to join in just scoot over before this Friday and sign up.

22 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gotcha...good post Nat!!! Our tree is still up!! Like the hearts...I'm a heart girl...I love that shopping centre, if we ever get down there I would love to go to it...No time for the blues sounds good to me...I am the same as you, have been busy busy busy!!! Dzintra♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

PS. I think I will join you with the Sew In...for the same reason ha ha ha!!!

Willow said...

Happy to hear that you did not get the Christmas blues this year. Know what they are like, but babies will keep them away. Your hearts are very pretty.

Willow

Janey said...

Hi Nat, I love your hearts. I shall have to make a few for myself, as the idea of putting them on the xmas tree is great. Hugs xxx

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh Nat,
Love those hearts.. They are so cute.. I know what you mean bout the blues.. we have cabin fever here, been so cold not going anywhere but have been doing some creating. Your tree was so pretty even bare..
Maggey

Maggey and Jim said...

Is there a pattern for that heart?? Would love to have one.
Thanks,
Maggey

Needled Mom said...

Such cute hearts!!!!

I don't think I could do an all night shopping binge either. Oh my!

Glad to have you join us for the Sew In. See you there.

Bobbie Ashley said...

Love a grand baby, they will cure just about anything. i just adore the hearts, may we have a pattern?

Cheers,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

suedio said...

Love those hearts, Nat! And you know I'm a button girl, too.

The tree always looks a bit sad without the decorations, but once the tree's away, the house seems sooo much more open and spacious - just right for these warm summer days!

Take care,

Sue

Janet said...

I love your colourful hearts Nat. It's years since I did Christmas eve shopping, not my idea of fun I'm afraid. How wonderful to have had your GD with you for awhile.

Mel said...

So sad to see the bare christmas tree but loved the picture of the boxed hearts!!!

Karen said...

I love the hearts! They sure would take some Christmas blues away.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas Natima, I don't like Christmas shopping and I finished all my shopping 2 weeks before christmas. I did have a lovely Christmas day.

Cheers Lynda xxx

Mrs Moen said...

Those are the happiest hearts I have ever seen; they would cure any old blues!

Terry said...

The colors in your hearts are wonderful. Just like your smile.

Glad there were no blues.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the hearts too and would love whatever pattern you use...they are really pretty!

ivoryspring said...

Natima,

I absolutely heart your hearts!

Micki said...

I love hearts Nat, so if you have a pattern, pass it along. See you at the sew-in!
Micki

QuiltSue said...

I love the hearts Nat, they are so "happy".

Teresa said...

Oh Nat, I just LOVE your beautiful hearts! They are so expressive and fun! I would love to make some myself, so yes, PLEASE, share your pattern!

I'd would love to make a few to pass out to people when they are going through a hard stretch. The horror in Haiti is making me want to heal everyone's pain more local with something personal.

They look so pretty clustered together in the box. You are so very clever and have such a good eye for fabric and embellishment!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

The Quilting Divas said...

I like your hearts. They are so cheerful. I'd like to make some if you're sharing your pattern

Belinda said...

I just found your blog and I love your hearts - they really make me smile. If you could share the pattern, I would be greatful.

Belinda

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