I am not going to get that 10th one finished before the new year. Still, I only have to do 2 in 1 week and 1 in each of the others in the run up to Easter. Now I have to address some other work. It's the new year!!
I had wanted to complete 10 of these by the end of the year. I might get another one finished today but then again I may not.
THE YEAR PAST 2012
1. To get back on my feet and be able to go hiking.
Well I got back on my feet but I doubt that I will ever be able to go hiking again. I can walk for a mile though and I will have to be happy with that.
2. A blog post every day
I missed 2 days due to illness but I sometimes did multiple posts on one day. Nearly nailed that one.
50 Hishisashi patterns.
Nailed that one.
4. Return to teaching as a supply teacher
Missed that one altogether, although I did a lot of Embroidery teaching as a tutor.
5. Spend time with my grandchildren and family
Nailed that one.
For my report card I think I should write: "Working well but room for improvement."
Now for next year 2013.
One of the sites that I subscribe to is Medievalists.net. Some of the stories I enjoyed this year were about "The tapestry". The writter, Alex Makin has come to the conclusion that the same embroiderers worked the piece but that there were different artists doing the drawing.
Then there was the research into a mass grave that they thought were victims of the black death but it turns out that there had been a major volcanic eruption somewhere in the world that put so much dust in the air that all the crops and animal products failed causing the deaths of 15,000 people in London in the 1300's.
Also there is this amusing video about the history of the English language. All you need to know in just 10 minutes.
Monique has turned 2 years of age and we were all invited to her party. Her favourite food was chocolate cup cakes and fairy bread. (Her face is spread with the reminants of her favourite foods.)
Another about going to the zoo. All had to be read before opening any more presents. The other children nearly went spare, wanting her to open her other presents, but no she had to read her books first.
And another milestone, this is my 1,600 blog post
I haven't made my grand children a lot of clothes for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it is cheaper to buy them.
Secondly, my daughter in law hates ironing so those little dresses will not be used.
But who cares if they are only used once? I have got the bug to make little dresses.
This is dress No 1 and it has bloomers to go under it.
I only have till January 1st to get ahead, then I have to return to designing projects for my children's classes. If I can get 8 finished by then it will bring me back to one a week, I hope.
It is a cloudy day but the water still looks inviting.
We are far enough away from the glitz of Surfer's Paradise not to get caught up in all the hussle and bussle. It has always been a tradition to spend Christmas holidays at the beach. I have memories of terrible sunburn when I was a child. You would spend all day in the surf and be cooked to a crisp, and that was down south. Up here we have to be extra careful of the sun so swimming is before 11am and after 3pm and then you must have sunscreen a hat and a shirt. You can tell the overseas visitors by the red colour of their skin.
Apartment buildings are right on the edge of the sand and all have balconies so you can take advantage of the views and the breeze. Great place to stitch and take stock of the year past and the year to be.
This area has a patrolled beach so you can swim between the flags in safety. Now it feels like summer.
The weather forcaste for the next week is showers. I now have an excuse to just sit and stitch.
I'm trying to get ahead on these as I have a lot of work ahead. If I can get the count down to one a week up I think I will have a chance of achieving my goal of 20 finished for Easter.