I seem to have so much to share today, so forgive me if I seem to ramble.
Firstly, I had the pleasure of meeting Chookyblue and having lunch with her yesterday. She is just delightful and we hit it off straight away. Isn’t it amazing how you meet fellow bloggers for the first time and it is like catching up with an old friend. We look forward to catching up again at Nundle for the Girls Day in the Country in March. I can’t wait for that weekend, it will be so much fun.
Remember the Verandah Views BOM that Cheryl from Willowberry Designs kindly shared in 2009? (She has just announced some projects for 2011 – Yay!)
Well, I started it and was very good at completing my stitchery each month at the beginning of that year. We were going away for a few weeks, so I prepped a couple of months worth and took them on holidays with me to work on, and then brought them back home in the same state as they left. LOL
Therefore, I was behind the eight ball and stayed that way. I finished the stitcheries early this year and even embroidered the label WITH THE DATE 2010!!!
The only problem was that apart from the stitcheries I hadn’t done any more. So, I thought I’d better start on the rest today – yes on the last day of 2010 and I have at least completed the top.
I’m quite pleased with the way it has turned out. Now I just have to quilt and bind it and then find somewhere to hang it. Maybe that will be completed by the end of 2011. You can’t rush into these things.
I do have a couple of little finishes for this month though.
A friend of ours was due to have her first baby on Christmas Eve, but he hasn’t arrived yet. As I know he will be a boy I have made a few bibs for him. I really enjoy making these.
I have also made a few tea wallets as gifts, but I keep forgetting to take a photo. Anyway, here is one of them. They are so quick and easy to make. The tutorial is from here. I just substitute hat elastic instead of the fabric loop as a closure.
Also, here is what I sent to Terry in Ohio for her SSCS gift.
The pattern for the table runner was in an old Country Threads magazine. I also sent a tea wallet and one of Anni’s woollen pincushion patterns. It was a great swap to be a part of.
Finally, just because, here is Joey helping with the washing. Isn’t he a good boy, stopping the wind from blowing the basket away. (He is normally impossible to take a photo of.)
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and may it bring everything that you hope for. Summer has finally arrived here so it should be a lovely evening to celebrate.
By the way, at the beginning of this year I actually wrote down a list of 10 goals for 2010. They were not specific items, more ideals. Well, I read over them today and I can’t say that I really achieved any of them, so I think they will be my carry over goals for 2011. Let’s see how I go.