Welcome to 2014!
We have been enjoying a slow few days since New Year's Eve, which has been lovely after the busy time over Christmas. We spent New Year's Day at the races, which was a wonderful day out, big crowds enjoying the first day of 2014, and so much for the kids to do. I had a few small bets and made my money back, my Dad and Glenn did quite well too. There is a local racing meet coming up on the 12th January so we might take along a picnic lunch and spend the day there to celebrate my Dad's birthday.
I received some lovely crafty and handmade for Christmas from some of my friends - from Celeste, Wendy, Elizabeth and Janet:
From Kath, this beautiful runner made from the most perfect fabrics and a set of the new DMCs. Kath also gave me the Luminaries, a book by NZ author Eleanor Catton.
Clare made the gorgeous angel for me and a block roll, to fill up with this year's stitching projects.
My niece Zoe gave me her first sewing project, a plastic bag holder, she was so proud to have sewn it all on her own.
My gift from DH and Hannah was something I'd been wishing for a long time:
Delicious, I've been having a lot of fun trying out the samples that came with it, working out which ones are my favourite.
I found one more ornament photo that I'd forgotten to share, this is the ornament I stitched for Clare:
This is my Joy - Little House Needleworks
I'll be back soon to share my last stitching finishes for 2013 and the first finish of the year.
See you soon x