I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Years! We had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends and now we're enjoying the slow, gentle rhythm of the summer holidays :)
A fresh new year offers many possibilities and while I'm not a resolution maker, I have filled my journals with new ideas and projects to bring to the blog during the year.
One of the things I want to share more of, is the daily "behind the scenes" happenings in my sewing room and kitchen. I get so caught up in the finished product that I forget to share the steps that got me there. I know this interests a lot of you, so its something I will be more aware of as I work.
My monthly mini quilts will resume at the end of this month and the first one is going to be scrappy, fun and paper pieced and I have a little sneaky peek:
My Pfaff has been my workhorse for the last ten years and she rarely skips a beat but it really is time for her to retire. Before Christmas I was at the sewing shop buying a new chair and whilst I was there I fell in love with a machine. I've read every review and article I can find in relation to it, I've downloaded its PDF manual and researched its features and on paper, its the perfect machine for me. I'm looking forward to a demo and a bit of a play with it next week when the shop re-opens, to see if we are a good fit :)
I hope the first few days of 2018 have been kind to you and your creative juices have been flowing :). I'm ready for a big year and I hope you enjoy all of the projects I've got planned to share.
Happy New Year :)