Friday, December 22, 2017

Hello & Happy Christmas!

Hello all my dedicated readers who may be seeing this post, after long silence! It's funny how you may be sewing and reading about sewing but yet not posting and days and days go by....

Feeling like I need some of this festive magic potion to get moving!

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

I finished the Literary Sewing Circle in October, got really busy, started some non-garment related sewing, then Christmas loomed, and lo and behold, I haven't posted since the end of October.

Whew! I don't know where the time goes!

I do want to wrap up this year with some sewing chat, so my "Best Of" posts are in progress and will be shared after Christmas.

I also want to let any interested readers know that the Literary Sewing Circle was so much fun that we will reading another book together soon. Plans are to announce the title and reading schedule in mid-to-late January. Stay tuned!

What have I been keeping busy with? Oh, bits and these embroidery pieces:

This is a self portrait I stitched, using navy blue
 Gutermann sewing thread over organza and cotton

And this is a Christmas gift I've just finished -- I can post it now
 because the recipient doesn't read my blog ;)

And I've actually made a few garments that I just haven't got around to posting about yet -- it's hard getting those darn pictures when it's grey and snowy outside!

In any case, here's to a wonderful sewing year ahead for all of us, and wishing you all a peaceful holiday season with some time to relax and enjoy the lovingkindness of fellow humans on this earth, something that feels like it's been in short supply this year.

I'll leave you with this. Merry Christmas!


  1. I am a bit late replying, but I loved the Literary Sewing Circle, and look forward to the next one!
    Also the 'little black dress' you made for Christmas is wonderful! I want to rush out and buy the pattern. Like hearing about your modifications.

    1. So glad to hear this! I'll be announcing the next book soon.....
      I hope you'll try the KS little black dress -- such a pretty and reliable pattern!


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