Saturday 31 December 2022

Goodbye to 2022

John and I are enjoying a quiet evening at home watching the BBC adaptation of Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling). There are fireworks going off every so often even though it's only 9:30 and the people who live across the road are having a party. I think my years of partying all night at New Year are long gone, but I still enjoy staying up to watch the fireworks and raise a glass to the incoming year.

This last year has been a bit up and down.  In April we bought home Missy, our cockerpoo puppy and In May my grandson Aubrey was born. He was 7 months old on Christmas day and is a happy active little baby. He is crawling and pulling himself up on the furniture. On the down side my older brother Ian died and our pets, Scamp 15 and Picasso 20 also died. Since September my health hasn't been great due to covid, flu, a nasty fall and the awful cough, cold and chest infection that has been circulating. I'm really ready for a new year to begin and I've been getting organised so I can get back to sewing.

I did do some sewing this year but not a lot. My main finish was the Noah's Ark quilt for Aubrey. 

I also made a baby quilt for one of my colleagues. I love the butterflies. 

Apart from a couple of cushion covers and table toppers that's all I've finished this year. When I look back I'm not sure what I've been doing with my time.

In preparation for the New Year I've sorted my sewing cupboard and my fabric supplies. I've checked my threads and made a list of the supplies I need. Now I need to organise a trip to my favourite quilt shop, a treat for early in January.  My sewing journey restarts tomorrow, January 1st 2023.

Take care