Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy Healthy New Year 2014

Looking back on 2013 we had a wonderful year.

February saw Chris taking early retirement, which meant we have spent more time together which is always nice. He was kept very busy during the summer months working on his old Land Rover.
A week was spent in Yorkshire while Chris helped the garage replace the chassis on his Land Rover and I shopped!

Many days were spent travelling the Byways when Chris took on the role of Green Lane Rep for Northamptonshire. Some were quite hairy but all were quiet and peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of normal roads.

Holidays were spent in Wales off roading, a few weekends away at the coast and three weeks in Spain.

I have been busy with my craft hobbies, enjoying a monthly Machine Embroidery course. Regular visits to Poppy Patch for 'sit n sew' and the evening meetings at Hamtune Quilters. A few Saturdays were spent at Quilt Days including one at Bedford where I taught a workshop.
The IAM group of eight that meet monthly in my Happy Room have been very inspiring, as we all tend to enjoy many crafts and happily share them with each other.

Our Granddaughters came to stay a few times and as they both like craft work we had some wonderful times making things, plus visits to the Safari Park and meals out. Richard and Jacq both have good jobs and lead busy lives.

December saw me in hospital having a total knee replacement, which I am still recovering from, but hope for a pain free 2014.

Looking forward to 2014.

We have holiday plans for Scotland for Easter and Spain later in the year.

I would like to make some changes in my Happy Room, more shelving and to get more organised.. who knows what is lurking in the cupboards and drawers?
My Embroidery Designs on the computer definitely need a make over as they are in a real muddle.

Sewing projects I want to complete or start !
Black and white log cabin / lonestar quilt started in 2013
USA states star quilt started about 10 years ago
Bird blocks also started years ago.
New curtains with machine embroidered edges [using the continuous frame for the first time]
Christmas gifts throughout the year rather than at the last minute.
A number of cross stitch projects half finished

I could go on and on.....

Finally I would like to thank the bloggers that leave me comments I hope to hear from you more this year as I have made it easier to comment.


Sue Wild said...

Best wishes for a Happy new Year.

Eileen said...

Hi Diana
Thought I would wish you all the best for the new year. Have been reading your posts for a while. You used to teach me lace making a long time ago. I am now have a go at patchwork and quilting and enjoying it. Best wishes Eileen

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