Shall I yet again apologise for erratic blog posts? I seem to have got out of the habit, or have nothing to share! So much so that Jean, one of my dear Indigo Sisters asked whether I had abandoned Piece n Peace.
So, here are a few things to end the year, before "that" post listing aims and projects for a new year!
My fellow textile addict in Norfolk, Ros, was in South Africa while I was in New Zealand. As well as doing some very wonderful work with a small community and their church she had time to shop and brought me home some splendid things.
This is a length of Shwe Shwe fabric cut and hemmed for use as a head wrap.
These are other pieces of locally produced fabrics and they are all gorgeous. I am not sure how I shall use them as yet, I just keep stroking them and wondering.
Ros also bought me this vibrant bag, hand painted with a lovely elephant design. I wouldn't like to risk damage to the design so I think I will make this into a cushion rather than use it as a bag.
I have finally got on with some stitching since returning from NZ. Even though I have a journal full of ideas it took me a while to pick up a needle. Maybe Christmas got in the way somewhat. With only three weeks to "do" Christmas I was very glad to find that I wasn't entertaining at all. DS David took us out for a wonderful pre-Christmas lunch, DD Sara hosted a splendid Christmas Day and Al's son is cooking lunch on New Year's Day. I have been so lazy and spoilt that I think I might keep my fingers crossed that this year's arrangements become new traditions.
Speaking of Christmas at Sara's, I promised you Sam...
He had a great time and was overjoyed to receive the train tracks he wrote about in his letter to Santa.