Merry Christmas from Our Families to Yours!

By noon today, it was 107 degrees F/42 degrees C here in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia.  Later in the day and after a thunderstorm, it was only 72 degree F/22 degrees C and tomorrow it will be in the 60's, but that's pretty typical for this part of Australia this time of year.  Still, it seems a long way from the white Christmas that many of our readers in North America may be enjoying.

We're here in farming country in the Hunter Valley.  Our neighbors are mainly cattle farmers and the countryside is rolling hills.  Apparently, the word Dungog means “thinly wooded hills” in the local Aboriginal dialect and that's definitely an apt description.

This year has gone by so quickly, I almost get tired of saying it.  I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling like I just finished making my New Year's resolutions for 2017 and the year has already ended.

I wanted to take a quick moment to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas.  Thank you so much for all your support and helpful comments throughout the year.  I'm really looking forward to bringing you new, fun and exciting sewing projects in the year to come.

It's so gratifying to see the progress that so many of you have made in your sewing skills.  I can only hope to play a small part in continuing that trend in the future.

Lastly, I wanted to remind everyone that the current, $989 Juki Sewing Bundle Giveaway just ended.  We will be announcing the winner shortly so please stay tuned!

Christmas in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia

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Brenda Douglas
Brenda Douglas

Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear to you and your family. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us. Your patterns are great and I have enjoyed working with them. I do struggle figuring out how to share back, but I keep trying. Have a wonderful new year and hope to see more ideas from you. Thanks.
P.S.: what is the picture of in the lower right corner??

Angelika
Angelika

Merry Christmas to you and your family from Germany (about 8 degree C 🙂 and thank you so much for yor phantastic patterns – so many of them even for free – and for your excellent tutorials! All the best to you!

Julia Kolb
Julia Kolb

Here in Ocala, Florida it was chilly today. 68 degrees. Will be back to 70’s in another day. Much better than our usual summers of 90’s. Hope your family had a great Christmas and a wonderful new year, Keep the creativity coming.

Sonja Hesse
Sonja Hesse

I had no idea where you were from but I sure do love hearing about Australia. Very beautiful country. Thank you so much for sharing all your sewing things. All the seasons best to you and looking forward to another great year with you and your family and all the great ides you come up with, Happy 2018. We have lots of snow and are now sitting at a brisk -18 degrees C . in British Columbia, Western Canada

Happy Sewing!

Maribel Rivera Elias
Maribel Rivera Elias

I enjoy making baby that left by their mothers or / born addtics blankets and donate them w a label God send and Angel and made a Star for you..love u buela.
Right now my machine is workin very poorly. It will be such a blessing to be have a win .
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo Beautiful Family. ?
Merry Christmas And Prosperous New year! ?

Judy Walker
Judy Walker

Here in Bozeman, MT, about 85 NW of Yellowstone National Park, we had a high of 7°F today and a beautiful white Christmas Day.

Kim Clark
Kim Clark

How sweet of you to think of us! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.
Lovely day in Phoenix Arizona USA

Sharon
Sharon

Merry Christmas to all xx

Sherry Russell
Sherry Russell

Beautiful day here in Albuquerque, New Mexico–around 70 degrees F I think. We are hoping for some moisture soon, though, because we’ve been about 75 days without any rain (or snow!) That’s a little TOO long, even for our dry state. I love your website & am enjoying reading your encouraging ideas for patterns etc.

Mary C
Mary C

Merry Christmas. Thank you for all the lovely patterns and fantastic tutorials. Sending Christmas love to you, your family & the team. Peace, comfort & joy.

Dot Soaris
Dot Soaris

Thank you for your lovely Christmas wishes, I hope you had a wonderful day. We here in Manjimup, WA had a beautiful 32C. Just right for us with our usually very temperate climate and very welcome after all the damp weather so far this year.

T E G
T E G

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family !
Thank you, for your gracious, thoughtful, excellent sewing tutorials, give aways and taking us along with you on your global travels !

Wishing All Of You Eternal Blessings !

Pat Bennett
Pat Bennett

It’s so nice to hear about your country. I find Australia absolutely fascinating.
I live in the Hudson Valley, of southeastern NY, USA. This is also farm country, wine country, and we’re famous for our apple orchards and onion fields.
Thank you for sharing all your patterns with the rest of us!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Gaius
Gaius

Hope you and family had a great Christmas and enjoy a peaceful boxing Day. Hope 2018 is a wonderful year and happy sewing!! I like to check your site every day when I get a chance.
We live in NSW at Wellington and it was a bit cooler here yesterday.

DARLENE SOOKOO
DARLENE SOOKOO

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY 2017

Charlie and Robyn Wilson
Charlie and Robyn Wilson

In Toowoomba it was overcast , hot and cool. 25 Dec! That’s typical for us. All my family here wish all at your place a very wonderful and joyful new years. Be safe and kind to each other. Lol Robyn and Charlie Toowoomba Darling Downs Qld.

Toni Avance
Toni Avance

Merry Christmas to you and yours ??

maranda carlson
maranda carlson

Merry Christmas looks beautiful in Dungog!

Alma
Alma

Merry Christmas!!!

linda m grant
linda m grant

This morning in Newnan, Georgia USA, it’s 31 degrees. Merry Christmas

Lynn Roberts
Lynn Roberts
Reply to  linda m grant

I live in Newnan also!

linda m grant
linda m grant

This morning in Newnan, Georgia USA, it’s 31 degrees.

Joyce
Joyce

It will be 49F here in North Carolina today. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Christianne McCall
Christianne McCall

Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for a wonderful blog and all the patterns!

DEBBIE G
DEBBIE G

Merry Christmas and have a happy and healthy new year!!

Corinna Curren
Corinna Curren

Merry Christmas to you and your family, may the new year be filled with joy.

Kathleen hayden
Kathleen hayden

Would love a desent machine to work with always had to quilt on a budget

Peggy
Peggy

Merry Christmas to you! It’s always fun to see Christmas from “the other side”! Look forward to seeing all the sewing stuff next year.

Louise Rivoire
Louise Rivoire

Merry Christmas!

dorthy c privett
dorthy c privett

I have certainly enjoyed your new letter and patterns, had no idea where you were located. I am in north east Arkansas usa. we are in the tornado part, Merry Christmas to you and all your family and all who helps run your business. This photo is my love, one of my grandsons and all three of my great grand babies.

Esther Sommer-Heiniger
Esther Sommer-Heiniger

I like quilting and sewing my clothes myself. That would be a great combination of great machines. I hope for my luck. Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Barbara Hughes
Barbara Hughes

Oh 42 degrees, sounds so awesome when we here on the west coast of Canada are shivering in minus 3 and snow on the ground. Not usual for us to have a white Christmas, so best we enjoy it, I guess. Merry Christmas

Patricia Taylor
Patricia Taylor

Merry Christmas

Mary
Mary

We had snow overnight, it’s freezing and the wind is awful today., lol. Here in northeast Pennsylvania, USA. Merry Christmas!

Ann Strausburg
Ann Strausburg

Merry Xmas to you and your lovely family. Your website has been such an inspiration and has made me want to pick up sewing again, so many wonderful things to create. I appreciate you and all that you share.

Marie
Marie

Merry Christmas from Pataskala ,Ohio USA! Snow and blowing winds with temps at 20*F greeted us this morning. Thank you for sharing your skills and ideas with us daily! And a bit of your country with the great pictures. May your New Year be filled with family, good friends , and much success.

Wendy Del Monte
Wendy Del Monte

Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us! I hope your Christmas week is peaceful and loving.

Renee
Renee

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Charlene Perno
Charlene Perno

Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are very inspiring as I am new to sewing and found this site and have been noon stop trying new things. Thank you and have a very Happy New Year as well

Karen Badger
Karen Badger

? DId I miss something? Australia?

Merry Christmas from Wisconsin, USA…..a dusting of snow and extreme cold here today.!

Ramona Moreland
Ramona Moreland

Happy Holidays to you, too! I’m from near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and we got a coating of snow overnight.

Happy sewing!

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