Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all enjoying the run up to Christmas. The jolly spirit is in the air. I’m beginning to feel quite excited. I can’t believe that the big day is just a week away. This time next week we will be getting ready for the Queen’s speech! And this time in two weeks will be the first day of 2017!!!
I’m back so soon because I have some news regarding Anni Downs Twelve Days of Christmas panel and fabric collection. After putting out an SOS message in yesterday’s blog post, I received a message from Hilary of High Street Quilting. Apparently the Twelve Days of Christmas was so popular that it will be released again and so Hilary has placed an order. The panels and a selection of co-ordinating fabric will be delivered and available for purchase in Julyish. So, anyone dreaming of owning a Twelve Days of Christmas quilt, you will have the chance to purchase same from High Street Quilting in 2017. I’m so pleased to be able to bring good news today.
I filled today with little bits of chores and a visit to the supermarket. The fridge and cupboards were bare. It’s nice to have a healthy choice of what to make for supper. I dislike food shopping. In fact, shopping full stop isn’t on my list of favourites at the moment. I’m going to do my best to avoid traffic jams and venues full of people. I’m looking forward to settling in for a quiet Christmas. There’s something magical about a peaceful holiday away from the madness.
Has anyone made any New Year’s resolutions yet? No??? Well, let me tell you mine for 2017. I don’t usually make resolutions because I never keep them but 2017 is going to be different. My top resolution is to finish things I’ve started. So, joining the 17 UFOs in 2017 is perfect to help me along with that goal. My next important resolution is to focus on the future. So, instead of dwelling on the past, I’m going to focus on what’s to come. I have learned many life lessons from which to build a better future recently. My next resolution is to learn something new every single day. Now, that’s quite a broad statement which gives me plenty of scope. This means that anything new I learn, whether it’s a new word, a new technique, meet a new and interesting person counts as learning something new. I’m thinking that perhaps I can record my daily something new on a slip of paper and store it in jar. At the end of the year I will be able to review all the interesting things I have learned. I shall call my New Year’s resolutions Gentle Goals 2017.
It’s been a great weekend getting ready for the weeks ahead. I look forward to all the corny television shows and the Christmas treats. Sarah has plenty of uni work to do and I plan on drawing some new blocks in my pyjamas. We even bought some new pyjamas! New pyjamas for Christmas is a tradition I remember from childhood and carried on with Sarah. Does anyone else buy new PJs for Christmas??? Another tradition is eating Clementines. I always know that Christmas is just around the corner when I see the Clementines in the supermarket.
So, for this evening, this very happy a super ambitious quilt maker will be doing some hand quilting. I hope you have a super cosy doing something relaxing. I have no doubt some of you are stressed to the max at the moment. So, while you sit down to watch a new episode of Midsomer Murders this evening do a little hand sewing. I know for a fact that hand sewing makes everything better. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥