Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Only 5 more sleeps to go.......Ho Ho Ho......

Gosh the debate about Santa, it's a lot like politics and religion......

The debate between the believers and the non believers is amazing among the children. Two little girls came along to sewing and told me that Santa doesn't actually exist but when I said "are you telling me Santa isn't real?" they weren't sure what to tell me. When my bottom lip started to quiver I could see they didn't want to be the barers of bad news and burst my bubble!

Today I had a visit from one young lady who was on a mission to finish Christmas presents and three young girls who started making presents today and finished two each! I can't post the photos yet just in case the Mum's are watching!!!

I spent the weekend in Sydney; Mr Smith & I were given tickets to see "Jersey Boys" from a dear friend and apart from an initial frantic car jam under the MLC centre in the car park and missing the first 10 minutes of the show as a result, the show was fantastic. If it hadn't been the last performance I would have booked a second showing. Thereafter it was dining and shopping and generally getting caught up in the mayhem and madness of Christmas time in Sydney. It's hard for all the madness not to rub off as I admit I do get a little sentimental watching the children get excited around the window displays at David Jones in Elizabeth Street (right) and the many decorations that are displayed everywhere!

One lady yelled out from the crowd "does anyone have a safety pin?" and of course I had a quilting safety pin, a needle and thread in my bag!!!

The great news that I received this week is that my dear friend Ingrid Steinmetz (right) landed the job at Bendon's. Ingrid was in Berry over the weekend and left a CD of her collection - gosh, what amazing photographs!!! I've suggested to the Berry Quilt Show committee that for their 10th Quilt Show Anniversary they have a fashion parade of Ingrid's collection - what an amazing event that would be to see one of Berry Public School's previous student display her collection from her final year at the Whitehouse? I suspect we'd need an extra committee just for this event - any volunteers??? Wouldn't you like to see her collection up close?

With Christmas lunch scheduled for 12 at the Smith family gathering, I've decided I need to get organized. As a result with the run up to the big day, Berry Patchwork shop hours will change to the following:
Thursday & Friday 22 & 23 December, 11am to 3pm -

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day - CLOSED

Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28, Thursday 29, Friday 30 - 11am to 3pm
Saturday 31 December - 11am to 3pm.

Thank you for you support throughout the year and the many Christmas cards you have sent to the shop over the past month.
May you have a joyous and healthy Festive Season and we look forward to seeing you in 2012.
Thank you for helping us make Berry Patchwork a special place ;-)

Elizabeth & Staff @ Berry Patchwork xxx

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