Thursday 31 December 2015

Out with the old...

We are ahead of most of you, and tonight is New Year's Eve.  For the first time in I don't know how long, I told my husband that my idea of a perfect NYE is to stay home and be in bed by ten o'clock.  I'm such a party animal now!  Seriously, our Christmas leadup and Christmas break has been so busy - filled with lovely things like family and swimming and eating and socialising, but I'm just so tired.

So that's the plan.  Quiet evening in with the children, maybe a game of scrabble.  Sounds blissful.

Obviously there's been little sewing done.  I'm waiting for another thirties order, as I can't finish making my log cabin quilt until the thirties oranges I've run out of arrive.  I did sort out the big box of scraps that has accumulated over the last twelve months, and after ironing and sorting, I'm thinking I might do a variation of Bonnie's Scrap Saver System.  Only for the scraps - it seems too wasteful to go cutting whacking great bits of fabric up when I'm overflowing with scraps in the first place.

I'll keep you posted as to how it goes.

I'm keeping a watchful eye on all the Allietaire quilts happening, deciding whether or not I will participate this year.  I am thinking I will, some of the variations look just beautiful and I have a feeling I will like the final reveal very much.  But, again - time is the enemy right now and I can't, I just can't start something else this year!

I wish you all the very best NYE celebration, I hope you stay safe and warm and dry in the US and UK, and safe and cool and hydrated down under, where it is a sweltering temperature again.

Someone asked me how my year had been, and I was very happy to say it was a busy, happy one - nothing went wrong personally, we ended the year with the same amount of loved ones as we started, and everyone seems happy and settled.  What more can you ask for?

See you next year!


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family, do hope the heat goes down sometime real soon!

  2. Cut your scraps into 2-1/2 and 3-inch squares and come join us for the 2016 mystery quilt that will use them up! Starts January 8. Happy New Year!