Now that the month is nearly over it is time to share what has been happening on the stitching front during December.
Firstly, this year Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap went into respite as life got in the way. However, it was suggested by one of the previous participants that we could send a decoration to Chooky to brighten her Christmas. You can see them all here.
This is the little decoration I made. It did have a red ribbon hanger, but I took the photo before I added it.
Mum has been crocheting lots of kitchen towels for the church fete since she has moved into full time aged care, so she made this rather appropriate one for Chooky and I then found the little chook on our recent travels.
My friend Lou (Manxgirl) and I swap Christmas gifts each year.
I was delighted when there was a package of bunting in soft floral fabrics. I was rather taken with the set that Lou made for her sewing room, so was very surprised and happy to find some had winged its way over here. Happily, it matches my sewing machine cover and will fit above my sewing room windows nicely.
The rest of the gift consisted of a very practical sized project bag in kiwiana fabrics and some yummy nibblies and pins. All very handy to have.
This is what I sent to Lou. A sewing machine mat with a decoration the same as Chooky's and a few extra bits and bobs.
Although it is designed as a sewing machine mat, Lou has found that it is the perfect size to use as an armchair caddy on her favourite chair.
My One Monthly Goal for December was to complete four Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. Well, today it is New Year's Eve and I have just added the final stitches. Once again, goal met by the skin of my teeth.
Cheers. This is a bonus block for the New Year, so rather appropriate.
I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts. I'm really happy that I joined this challenge, as I have met my goal for each month except one. I'm pretty pleased with that. I think the secret has been to make realistic goals. The goal does not have to be to complete a project, but can just be to complete a certain stage. I'm looking forward to participating again next year.
I'm also adding my few little finishes to One Project a Month hosted by Peg and Kris. I didn't succeed as well with that this year, but there are still quite a few finishes in the side bar. I'm particularly pleased to see some UFOs on that list.
Now I'll have to start thinking about what I want to achieve in 2019. The world is full of opportunities.