Ahhh! Christmas is over for another year! Last night we enjoyed the company of new friends. We had a small informal holiday get-together. I made homemade pizzas and the usual holiday fare. The chairs in my dining room are not refinished yet, so I decided to set up the table in my kitchen area instead. I used a quilted table runner and placemats that I had made for my mother.When she passed away, I received it back from my dad. Even though it's not my style, I kind of like the way it looks on my table. On New Years day when I take all of my Christmas decorations down, I may leave this out for awhile. Usually after Christmas I am MORE than ready to put everything away and start fresh, but for some reason this year - I am wanting to enjoy it a little while longer. I may leave my winter things up and put the more Christmasy type things away.
I am enjoying the slower pace of days off from work and my thoughts are turning towards the new year ahead. I don't know what it is about the start of a new year, but I always seem to get motivated to create. I am enjoying having a sewing room, and have been holed up there since Christmas day. I have many projects left to finish, but due to a short attention span, I can't help but start yet a NEW one. I decided to work on an Alphabet Book that I want to complete for my grandchild's birthday. It is made out of cloth and has many different textures for her to enjoy. I am hoping that she will grow up cherishing the little gifts that I make for her, like I enjoyed the ones that my grandmother made out of love for me.
One completed block - 25 more to go!Just need to add blanket stitch and french knots to this block and two will be done! They are pretty easy to make - I hope she likes it when it's finished! I will show it in a post when it is complete.
Back to the sewing room I go!