It's nearly New Year...
...and I tell you something, 2012 is going to see me so organised, disciplined, calm, resourceful...
remember, you heard it here first.
We've had a week of visiting, having visitors and awaiting for the next lot to arrive and all that that entails.
No doubt it's been pretty similar for you too and no doubt you have been a lot more organised about it than I have...like not getting distracted by making a new quilt when really you should be getting the house geared up for guests.
On the other hand, this long holiday is all about having a break and spending time on doing things you love, when let's face it the speed of the rest of the year takes over and there's not usually much time for enjoying a quiet bit of guiltless sewing.
So, guests are arriving tomorrow and what am I doing? Making a new quilt of course.
I've had it on my To Do List for yonks to make a large hexie quilt. At the start of every winter when we all fight over the solitary quilt in the living room, I have it in mind to make a cosy pile of them to grab and snuggle under. Obviously I have these thoughts when I don't actually have the time to action that plan.
At least now though I am getting one quilt closer to quilting nirvana...
I had a lovely afternoon in my studio today, having sent the others to Tesco (they don't know they are born, that lot) and spent time, new CDs blaring, piecing together the quilt top.
I'm just awaiting delivery of this scrumptious flannel for the back.
Then it's a question of binding.
Do I play safe, below, and go for a coordinating fine stripe?
Or add a bit of wow, above, and use a zing of luscious Lotta?
I think you know which one I'll be choosing...
I hope this out of routine week has been a good one for you and you have had time to guiltlessly do something you love.
New Year's Eve tomorrow and I hope 2012 brings health, happiness and more guiltless pleasures xx