Looking back and looking forward ...

Monday, January 3, 2011
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the new year has started well for you.  We have had lots of family holidaying with us and friends visiting, so the sewing machine is well and truly packed away, but I have done a wee bit of stitching at night.  It has been so lovely to spend time with a few of our grandchildren which has been a rare event in the past and we're looking forward to also having two of our interstate grand-daughters with us in a couple of weeks.

2010 for me saw a lot of projects completed, 20 of which were published in various Australian magazines. Here are some of my favourites:

Fan & Heart Charm Quilt

 Fairy Floss Quilt

Harmony Rose Biscornu & Scissor case

Hearts & Braid table runner

Sweet Treat Cup Bag

The Herb Garden

My Wardrobe 

 Rose Delight Etui

 Shell of Roses Needlebook and Scissor case


I'm not into making New Year resolutions - they just don't work for me as I'm unlikely to stick with them for much more than a few hours, let alone a whole year!  I plan to have a new Block of the Month free pattern for you starting mid January.  Then I have lots of lovely fabric that I hope will come together in some beautiful projects throughout the year.  I'm looking forward to getting back into designing next month after 5 months away from it, what with selling our home, buying a new one, packing, moving, unpacking, making Christmas presents and feeding a large number of house guests! 

I hope you'll drop by and keep in touch throughout the year.