Friday, 12 December 2008

Maternity leave is great

I am loving being off work! I havent been bored at all yet. Its great! On Monday i went Christmas shopping but walking around the shopping centre was totally exhausting and i had to come home and go to bed for 2 hours after it LOL Monday night was our Christmas ladies night at church. On Tuesday i was back in work to finish a couple of things and then they took me out for the afternoon, i got lovely presents and flowers. On Wednesday i stayed home and played domestic goddess for the day and cooked a lovely Shepherds Pie (even if i do say so myself) which was a recipe from one of my Delia Smith cookbooks that ive used maybe once in 2 years LOL Thursday i got my haircut, did more Christmas shopping and went out for my sisters birthday in the evening. Today i was at the dentist, then at my mum and dads for lunch and im just home. The week has passed quickly.

I heard from Carol that she received the Reindeer Games exchange i sent her. Its a design from JCS 2006 Christmas issue by The Workbasket. I made this hanging pillow and found the perfect reindeer fabric for it.
Not the best pictures but you get the idea! I sent along some other goodies too but didnt photograph those.

Excited to put up my Christmas decorations tomorrow!!

17 comments:

Cindy F. said...

So glad you're having fun during your time off:)
Love your Reindeer exchange piece!
I saw it on Carol's blog. Why can't I ever find fabric like that?...lol...

J Rae said...

The Reindeer Games exchange sounds fun! You sent a great piece and received a great piece in return! :-)

Glad you are enjoying maternity leave!

Shelleen said...

I like how you finished the reindeer.

stitcherw said...

Very cute exchange piece. Glad things are going well for you. With everything to be done around Christmas, seems a perfect time to be off work and be able to get things done. However, don't forget to rest too.
Sue

Michele said...

so glad you are enjoying your time off so far :) Enjoy those naps *smile*

Love the exchange you sent to Carol .. awesome pillow!

Carol said...

Ah, I found your blog link! Cheryl, thank you for the lovely exchange!! I hope all goes well very soon for you ;-) {{{HUGS}}}

Hazel said...

Good for you. Enjoy while it lasts! xx

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad you are enjoying your maternity leave. Love the ornament.

Squazi said...

I love the ornament your stitched, the fabric is great.

Sounds like you are having a very busy maternity leave. I hope these lasts weeks go smoothly and good luck with the birth!

mymarkdesigns said...

What a fun theme for an exchange... your ornie is very cute and the fabric is perfect!

Enjoy your leave, but I hope you remember to try to rest more! You'll need your energy :)

You look great in your bump picture... I remember looking like a house by about the 6th month LOL

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely stitching and finishing!

I hope you enjoy your leave and that its uneventful... until the baby arrives!

Lynn said...

How nice that you get to enjoy your holiday preparations without work interfering!
I love your reindeer pillow. You're right, the fabric is just perfect!
A very Merry Christmas to you and all your family!

Bliss said...

(24.12.2008) Merry Christmas and Happy New year from my house to your house, Cheryl. 2009 promises to be full of wonderful new adventures. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Chiara said...

Happy Christmas and happy new year with a new member in your family!!
cheers
chiara

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. All the best.

Ruth said...

Enjoy the relaxing while you can! lol

Merry Christms --- did Santa bring you an extra special present?

tintocktap said...

Yay! I love being on maternity leave too! But I'm on the countdown to going back to work now - boo hoo!