Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The End of Year Round-up. (Lots of pictures!)

While blog reading this afternoon I notice that many people are making todays post an end of year report. I sighed and thought to myself, it's not worth my while, I didn't do much this year.
Tony encouraged me to look through my picture files, reminding me of some of my projects. 
WOW! Did I get a surprise. Although it didn't feel that way, I have been creative this year and was very pleasantly surprised by all that I found.
I made lots of little bags for shoes and other items while travelling.
 I thoroughly enjoyed the mindless rhythm of crochet. Especially through some of the more difficult weeks.
 Making blankets to snuggle on the sofa
 Blankets for friends.
 And blankets for loved ones.
 I fell in love once again with the peace of Cross stitch. Completing several UFOs
Endangered Species. (UFO)
 Follow Me was a new start.
 The very recently started and completed Lucky Escape. 
 Moonbeam was a new start.
 Santa, also recently completed was an adopted UFO
 Floral Trio was a UFO.
 I was even pleasantly surprised by how many quilts I had managed to complete.
None of them are huge and some were UFOs from 2012.
 These first two went to my beautiful Grand daughter Faith.
 A blue one for my new nephew Jacob.
 Another one for Faith.
 And one for my dear son Joe.
I even found evidence of other moments creativity. 
 A few little items I gifted to special friends.
 Using up scraps and leftovers.
 And last but not least, some orphan blocks.
I'm sure there are other items I've made this year, but I figure you've put up with enough repeats! It's like watching Christmas TV. LOL
I haven't picked up my cross stitch for a couple of weeks, maybe once all the fuss of Christmas and New Year are over....
I did find myself fiddling with a crochet project though, it's almost done, and my last sewing finish for 2013 is a secret!!
I'm really no good at keeping new years resolutions, so I shan't resolve....
I will however state that I would like to make an early start on Christmas and aim to complete maybe one item a month that is Christmas related. Either as a gift or something decorative.
You may or may not get to see those.
I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year, may 2014 bring you all that you deserve.
And a visa for me?


Mad about Craft said...

Happy New Year!

Cardygirl said...

Lovely to see all if your lovely work...may 2014 be a good year for you.

Diane-crewe said...

surprising isnt it when you look back xx Hope 2014 is a good one .. and especially in the "move" department xx

Ali Honey said...

Well done!
Wishing you both a Happy New Year..may 2014 be a beauty for you.
( lots of changes about to happen I think? )

Jenny said...

Happy New Year to you both. It is always a bit of a surprise looking back at what you have made, I always think. My total wasn't too good, only one finished quilt, but lots of smaller items.
May your visa come through soon!!

QuiltSue said...

So if that's what you do when you haven't achieved much ....

Wishing you both a Happy 2014.

Gari in AL said...

Wow, you really did accomplish a lot this year. I couldn't get so much done, what with my fingers always crossed for your visa to come through and all. But I just know that this year will be the best as you all head for a whole new life. Happy New Year.

Christy said...

You did have a lot of creativity going on.

I love your sewing machine widget, sewing out you name, where did you find that?

Thank you,


Chookyblue...... said...

lots of creativeness........goodluck with you visa.....

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely runner from Illene..........hope the sewing room is one soon........