Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

It's Christmas time again, it comes around so quickly and I have been busy as usual. All the parties are over now and all the meetings and commitments can wait until next year. All my shopping is done and the presents wrapped.

One of my friendship groups shares a Kris Kringle gift with a particular theme. This year we had to make a candle mat that was dinner-plate sized. I had some left over shapes from an applique project and decided to use them because of lack of time and my usual sewing machine was getting repaired.

After I had fused the shapes I used a sewing machine to blanket stitch the edges. As usual it looked much better when I quilted it. I was a bit worried because I wasn't using my usual machine but it turned out ok.

I also bought a candle to go with it; it was a Grateful candle which I thought was a nice sentiment for the end of a busy year.

I received a beautiful Christmas candle-mat from my friend Jo.

In hindsight I wish I had made a Christmas one, it's my first year with this group and they have been very kind and welcoming to me.

So here I am another year older and just as busy as last year but I made a few resolutions at the start of the year and one of them was to start exercising again and I did a yoga class every week and certainly felt the benefit.

I would still like a bit more time for sewing though.

I will finish the year with a couple of photos of my two favourite people, I feel so lucky that I can see them so often and be part of their lives.

I am going to take a break from blogging and have a holiday at home, give the house a good clean and get lots of sewing done. That's the plan anyway!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you to the faithful few who take the time to comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.

Bye for now,


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy wishes for a blessed Christmas and new year!

Michele Hill said...

And Merry Christmas and Happy 2018 to you too dear Linda........your beautiful family will bring you so much joy and I hope you have a lovey break. (love the candle holders too!) Hugs from across the border xx

Linda Steele said...

Merry Christmas to you Magpie's Mumblings and a happy new year

Linda Steele said...

Merry Christmas Michele, hope you enjoy your retirement and those gorgeous little ones. xx

jude's page said...

Merry Christmas Linda, love the candle mats, and do hope you get some sewing time in your break, not sure about the house cleaning though!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Jude, Merry Christmas to you as well. I'll do the cleaning a bit at a time!!

Gina E. said...

I think your candle mat is gorgeous, and could be used at Christmas just as well as anything else! Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family, and best wishes for the new year. I know you love what you do, and you do what you love, but don't burn yourself out!

Linda Steele said...

Merry Christmas to you Gina, I hope you have a wonderful 2018