Hello Little Blog
I bet you're feeling a bit neglected, left off the Christmas card list, overlooked.
|I managed a Draft post about John Denver and the Muppets Day|
but never posted it
|Expectations were high as we had F & A to stay for the weekend|
- Uncle P did a brilliant job of breakfast :)
To be honest Little Blog, you were just one more thing on a very long list in the last 6 weeks or so and I knew I could let you slide off the end. I've struggled to even keep up with all the brilliant blogs I follow.
I even had a bit of a wobble and wondered whether it was worth putting you back on the list at all, perhaps we'd reached the end of a road - I know, very unfriendly.
|I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Lunch with friends from the Rochester Sewing Club|
- Julie was delighted with her Secret Santa present from Rachel
|Foxy Sewing - Made by Rachel|
|Brilliant knitted pincushion by Julie for Polly|
- I admire anything knitted, being entirely pants myself!
|Another craft bag, for Rachel - I totally forgot to photograph this after I'd made it, just|
not in a bloggy frame of mind
|My gorgeous present, made by Polly - this appeals to me so much, |
I'm delighted with it, and it's all marvellous polka dots on the inside
|The little oriental fans are my absolute favourite.|
Polly was in the middle of Christmas madness, family birthdays and
house moving. How she found time to make this is beyond me!
I've been snowed under (sorry, pun entirely intentional) with Christmas, worrying family stuff, the death of a friend and colleague I admired so much, work re-structuring/potential job losses and just general, all-round crapness.
|Ernie and Elmo did their bit to help us feel more Christmassy|
|Elmo had to make a concerted effort - at this point it was becoming clear My Boy|
wasn't going to make it home for Christmas and she misses him badly. Not me, I'm fine
about the whole thing, honest ... poor Elmo
I had a decision to make - I could just about make all the gifts I so desperately wanted to give or I could photograph and blog a couple and accept I wouldn't get the others done.
I decided to actually do the stuff that keeps me sane and figure out where to go from there. Life is, after all, about the living of it rather than keeping a record, right?
|For another Sewer|
|For my 'pink' friend S|
|We made a pre-Christmas dash to Swansea to see My Boy and his Girlfriend|
- so lovely to see them
|A Christmas decoration for our tree, made by My Boy's Girlfriend -|
|Despite the terrible weather and power cuts, we managed|
to take P's parents and his aunts and uncles out for a Christmas lunch
|P with his Mum|
|Crafty Auntie S and P's Dad|
Christmas is over, spent with my brother and his family (and yes I still owe him a dressing gown - goodness, the guilt!).
We saw the New Year in with My Girl, my Best Friend and her husband which was lovely. I've had a chance to catch my breath today and I realised how much pleasure you give me Little Blog.
How great it is for me to have a record of what I've made (well it would be if I made any effort whatsoever to keep my Achievements pages up to date!). And I've made some great friends and am part of a brilliant sewing group.
I'm not really one for Resolutions but I think you and I should stick with it little Blog. And, despite being an Excellent Starter I'm determined to try to be a Finisher this year - it's certainly worth a go.
So, can we make up? I'll update my 2013 list of completed projects and then it's onwards and upwards for 2014 :)