............ being a gentler, kinder year in the Bebbington household please.
I'm not going to bore you with details but the festive period and the lead up to it have been very tricky for the family with Nick's health taking a big hit and our capacity for coping with everything somewhat depleted. But we have had wonderful support from the professionals and we are now looking forward and hoping for a positive, gentle 2013
On the sewing front I have recently completed three baby quilts for work colleagues and failed miserably to take a completed picture of any of them - never mind, two little girls have arrived safe and sound to make use of their pink themed quilts and a little boy is due to use his blue one in February
Otherwise I also managed to complete the quilt I gave you a sneak peek of in my last long-ago posting
And here it is in use - the first big quilt I've completed for some time and I'd forgotten just what a challenge manoeuvring a 90" square for quilting on my Bernina is - but it was done in time for the recipient's 21st birthday on Boxing Day (26th December for non-Brits) and she loves it - so that means mission accomplished - all in plaids and neutrals with the centre machine pieced and the border hand appliqued
I now have a PINK!!! single bed quilt on the go for my 3yo niece who is yet to receive one of my creations - a simple pattern using big blocks means it's going together quickly and should be ready to sandwich before I return to work for the Spring term next week - it is PINK!!! enough to satisfy her obsession with the colour but grown up enough to outlive her pre-school years and last to at least her teens
Just leaves me to wish all of you a very Happy New Year - may your days be filled with lots of stitching and your rotary cutter never go blunt