I'd like to start by saying that I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you every good wish for the New Year to come. The eerie scene above was through our porch window a few days before Christmas when a thin layer of snow lay on the ground and freezing fog in the air.
I was pleased to complete all my planned homemade gifts by late afternoon on Christmas Eve. I made the fudge and lemon curd above on consecutive days last week and these were given in gift bags along with damson jam and runner bean chutney.
I also finished table runner number 2 and fingerless gloves number 2 (forgot to get a photo of these in my rush to get them wrapped). The khaki fabric was from an old linen skirt of mine; the rest of the squares were scraps from ebay and the green fabric was new from my stash. The blue binding is the backing brought over to the front and is also thrifted.
My brother and his family arrived safely from Germany despite the bad weather and are staying until New Years Day. We've had a great time catching up with lots of laughter and tears (good ones - sister number 2, especially, cries at the drop of a hat). Twelve of us sat down together on Christmas Day to watch Doctor Who as my brother is also a fan, with the subtitles on for those whose English is not quick enough to follow. The cousins are getting on together particularly well - anyone would think it was 10 minutes since they last saw eachother not 10 years.
There's been no stitching for a couple of days and I'm now attempting to take stock of what I've done and what I want to tackle next, now that the Christmas projects are out of the way.
Here's to lots of stitching in 2010.
Bye for now