Our new year started off by celebrating Christmas with our kids, grandkids and a few special friends on New Year's Eve.We had a wonderful dinner and opened presents before the next set of friends stopped by to celebrate the Old Year/New Year with us.
Of course that meant more and more food, games and a beverage or two. The little ones all managed to stay up to watch the ball drop so we could go outside and share the celebration with the neighborhood. A few little ones stayed overnite but crashed quite quickly after midnight.
New Year's Day was just cleaning up from the night before (actually not too bad at all) and then relaxing.
I must admit that I haven't spent much time in the sewing room since ringing in the new year. I have been doing some handwork (knitting, counted cross and embroidery) which I have really enjoyed. I have also been working on some jigsaw puzzles which I also have really enjoyed doing.
Today I was invited over by a dear friend to sew. I worked on a 2011 mystery quilt. I got quite a bit done on it. Another good sewing day and it should be ready for the quilting.
She had some wonderful surprises for me when I got there. She's been cleaning out her sewing room and had lots of goodies for me. I received some wonderful flannels and a few apron panels just to name a few. So now I need to go make room for all of it and maybe pass on some of my "will never use" stuff to another friend.
Thank you all who have stuck around waiting for me to stick my head out and get back to the blogging.
I wish all of you a wonderful 2012!