So have you heard the news, we're in a new year already.......... I only just got the memo....lol. I didn't intend to take this long to return to the blog, but that's just how it's turned out. I'm finding it difficult to even remember what I've been up to so far in 2013, there's been some farm work, some nurse-maiding to my ill family who all had a nasty gastro bug, lots of rain, and a little sewing and stitching. The family are all well again, and I think I have successfully dodged it this time round!
Just prior to Christmas I had a couple of finishes that had been a long time in the making. Firstly my block from Stitching Round the Block was finally finished into a cushion. This is the lovely round robin block stitched on by Raewyn, Janis, Leanne/Maria(no blog) and me. I had it returned to me over a year ago, and it has waited all that time to have me spend about 20 minutes actually making it into a cushion!!
Below is my New Couch Companion, designed by Leanne's House, which has also been a long time in the finishing!
And since I made it, it's had a good workout with the trimmings of a little project I've been working on in the last few days...... hope to be back soon with something to share......
I'm not going to make any rash statements about 2013, about finishing everything I've ever started, or not buying another scrap of fabric, or not starting any new projects, because I've decided that this year I'm just going to work on whatever I'm feeling the love for!! No setting myself up to fail before I've even begun...... yes, it will be a bonus if I do finish any old stuff and I have even been working on a couple of longstanding items recently, but I am putting NO pressure on myself outside of the Stitch-A-Long commitments I've made, and my plans to join in again with OPAM, which will be kicking off later this month. There are a couple of new quilt alongs I've been looking at, no decisions yet, but it could be fun!
Thanks for all the kind comments about my Gardener's Journal quilt, it has been so exciting to get it finally finished. I hope the New Year has been a good one for you so far.......... take care and happy stitching............. Nicky x