Merry Christmas from Daisyland

Let's start with a mixed bag of Christmassy photos I've taken over the past week.

A star from my GeeWhizz quilt.
When I made GeeWhizz, I was worried that it was looking too Christmassy but now we're in the midst of the festive season I quite like its hints of Christmas. It's certainly got me scribbling down ideas for Christmas quilts using these blocks. If any Christmas fans are doing my classes in 2018 and want to make a Christmas quilt as their project let me know, I've got some fun ideas!! 

A tiny reindeer spotted on some Liberty fabric I have been playing with.

The results of my Liberty play, a block featuring Tweedledee and Tweedledum. I love how utterly pretty these fabrics are, and being made of tana lawn they feel so lovely as well and beautiful combined with the Day in the Country shot cottons. I've made 8 blocks so far. Now you know what I'll be working on over Christmas.

The kangaroo paw flowers in my garden are putting on a very festive display. Whenever I see Kangaroo Paw I commend Mother Nature for inventing a flower that is furry and looks like little paws waving.

Here's a photo for the Doctor Who fans out there. A tardis recently landed in the Blue Mountains. Of course we had to jump in and get photos.

Being in a time machine made me think of zipping back to the blog post I published this day 7 years ago.  It's fun reading my earlier posts, It seems I didn't ramble on as much as I do now...
Okay let's go...


23 December 2010

Just in case you play a trivia game over the holidays and you're asked to name Santa's reindeer:


Dancer,  Prancer

Vixen,  Comet


Donna,  Blitzen

and Rudolf !

Wishing all of you and your loved ones a very special Merry Christmas full of laughter and delicious treats! 

Back in 23 December 2017

I hope you're enjoying the lead up to Christmas and have lots of lovely things planned. Mr Daisy and I are looking forward to a quiet time at home cooking delicious food, He's making Peking Duck and I'm going to whip up a Green Tea Pavlova. We'll sip bubbly drinks, listen to Christmas carols and watch the birds fly around our back yard. A lovely relaxing day being thankful for all the things we have.

Because I always like to add one more photo...

I recently received this serviette/napkin with a cup of tea with the words "Merry and Bright" on it. It's such a happy phrase and made me think that it could be applied throughout the year, not only at Christmas. Then I saw the phrase Merry Everything and Happiness Always which takes it to the next level and sums it up perfectly!!

So wishing everyone a big happy "Merry Everything and Happiness Always!!"

Merry Christmas from Daisyland


  1. Merry Christmas Rachael, I cant wait to see what adventures you have next year...have a fabulous Christmas and New Year x

  2. Merry Christmas to you and family Rachael !!
    Hugs !

  3. Merry Christmas to you and Mr Daisy. Enjoy that delicious sounding meal.

  4. I get SO excited when I see a new post from you-I SO enjoy them and love everything you share, create etc etc. My top favorite blogs are Aussies...(probably not a correct term but might have brought a smile to your face & a groan to your lips) It will be impossible to ever take a guild class of shop class due to our distance but wonder if Craftsy would hire you? I downloaded 2 EPP classes from a gal in New Zealand & would instantly sign up for 1 of yours! A most Merry Christmas from Boston MA. Susan R

  5. Merry Christmas Rachael!
    what a cute post. The Bucks you sent me years ago are still standing proud here on Buck Hill Road.
    Happiest of New Years to you

  6. Merry Christmas, Rachael! It's been a year since I've even looked at blogs....I've missed it! I think I might have to get back to it on a regular basis! Enjoy your holiday! Yum....Pavlova!

  7. Merry Christmas to a lovely couple of lovely people......your spirit and joy are very welcoming and those who are in your presence are very lucky indeed. Have a wonderful day and all the best for the New Year and beyond....🤗

  8. Merry hic and happy everything to you and yours x

  9. You are well and truly in the Christmas spirit with your stitching, photos and plans. have a wonderful day.
    Merry Christmas.

  10. Merry Christmas Rachael!! I've loved reading this post today and look forward to every one of your posts. I've enjoyed looking at your posts from times before I began blogging and look forward to many more!!

  11. Your day sounds ideal! Wishing you and Mr Daisy a wonderful Christmas xx

  12. Donna!! So funny! Wishing you and your Mister so much happiness!

  13. This is the cutest post. Merry Christmas, Rachael!

  14. Fun post! Merry, merry to you too. May 2018 bring you even more colorful adventures!

  15. what a Christmas present...a blog post from you...Still up to clever and fun...I see....xoxoxo

  16. Merry Christmas to you, Mrs. Daisy!! It's so odd to think of Christmas as a warm and sunny season, up here in the Northern Hemisphere, even if I do live in "sunny" Calif!! :-) Hope you had a wonderful day!! Hugs, H

  17. Hoping you had a merry Christmas and a wonderful day dear Rachael!
    I always admire the way you transform the oldish pine cone technique into nifty blocks, they are endlessly joyful!

  18. I'm too late for Christmas wishes, but do hope you have a very happy New Year and that 2018 is as successful for you as 2017; I look forward to seeing what life brings for you next.

  19. Happy New Year RACHELDAISY. I do love this name and so appropriate for you. Your Folded star quilt blocks are fabulous.


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