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Seaside sampler for Sandie

So much preparation and it’s all over so quickly. It almost feels as though we missed it this year, as I had a rotten cold so wasn’t feeling very festive, and it was a very quiet Christmas, just the two of us. We had been looking forward to it but I have to admit I felt miserable, and we were a bit worried over Christmas about Jon, too, as he was very poorly on his own in London instead of enjoying himself in Edinburgh. Still, we’re all feeling better now, and luckily we did have a good family get-together the weekend before Christmas – even had an impromptu Christmas dinner at Jon’s request rather than the lasagne I’d planned. Lucky for Jon as all he could eat on Christmas Day was a few veg mashed with gravy, due to a serious throat infection.

I feel at a  bit of a loss now, as the run-up to Christmas was a mad rush to finish various projects for Chrstmas presents – including the seaside sampler, above, that I stitched for my sister-in-law Sandie – and I don’t have any projects on the go at all. Sandie  and Alan have just bought a caravan down in Cornwall and decorated it in seaside style,  but I did originally start out to stitch a picture for them  rather than a wall hanging. It took longer to stitch than I expected, so I ordered a frame before it was done, and miscalculated, so a few days before Christmas I was frantically looking for a suitable frame that would actually fit when I had an inspiration and turned it into a wall-hanging. I managed to get some suitable stripey fabric and I think it probably worked better. The bit of driftwood they found to hang it from looks perfect, doesn’t it?
Now that my cold has gone I shall be looking for one or two new projects  –  some painting for a change I think, having knitted and stitched myself to a standstill with all  the Christmas presents. Although I did say I wanted to master knitting socks , so maybe I’ll be getting the double ended needles out to wrestle with once again.
Still New Year to look forward to though. We don’t usually do much, but as Mum was away with Alan and Sandie over Christmas we’ve asked her to come here for New Year, and having family here for tea on New Year’s Day.  So good job the cold’s gone- touch wood – and Jim hasn’t got it – touch wood! Fingers crossed!

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