This is my first visit to my blog since New Year, I am really slacking. Our Christmas was great, we were both a little apprehensive as it was to be the first Christmas morning we had woken up in our house with no family with us for nearly 38 years. As my husband is a church minister we need to take the Christmas morning service and so couldn't travel to spend Christmas eve with family who had all chosen this year to stay in their own homes.
So after church we traveled to London to spend the rest of the day with our youngest son and his wife at her parent house together with the rest of her family. We had a great time and then went to our son and DIL flat in London Bridge to spend the night and boxing day before traveling the following day to Devon to be with our daughter and her family. Lots of traveling but a really lovely Christmas. New Years eve we traveled to our cottage in Wales and my sister and BIL joined us for NY day. This was our first entertaining in our little cottage, we ate beef in ale casserole with dumplings while the log burner sent out the much needed heat.
A couple of posts back I told of the beautiful pieces of Irish linen our eldest son gave me, he had this left over from a photos shoot and asked if I would like it...
I am now making him a quilt from some of the beautiful blue and red. I love the quilts of www.folkfibers.com if you havent seen these before go and visit their site. Their quilts are amazing. I have ordered cotton wadding and sashiko thread to hand quilt it.
I made up the centre star yesterday, see the photo above, and I plan on making the rest of the quilt top later today....lets see how that goes, I may be a bit optimistic about that. Sewing with linen can be a little challenging at times :)
Happy New Year to you all