Sunday, 1 February 2015

Busy start to the new year!

Christmas2014 before the gifts were handed out. Saying goodbye to the wallpaper in the hall as 2015 is the year it comes off!

Later on we used Ellies camera to take a family photo, missing grandma and grandpa was very subdued but you can just see my brother in the background with almost a halo around his head!

January2015 for the first time since my parents died(almost 20 years) my brother hosted a family get together at our old family home. The day went well, everyone bought a plate to share the photo not so well as the old décor made us all look orange!

our Christmas fireplace

a finished cushion, my first crotchet

made some birthday cards in advance of the dates!

celebrated a birthday!

Also made a resolution to get ahead for next year by making 10 cards a month for Christmas, this is the first 10

also have nearly finished this cushion for a friends birthday, needs a bigger inner and more mirrored décor sewing on,
 I have also knitted glittery socks ready for next Christmas and have started a top for me :
the link is here: climb every mountain

Plenty of redecorating to do this year around the house and garden, last year was taken up with very sad events so I want to make the most of this year.
I found some World War 1 medals in amongst my mother in laws things whilst we were clearing out I have had them framed for my husbands birthday later this month and will post a picture after he sees them. We don't know who the belong to but assume it must be family members on his side.
Off to choose paint for the downstairs toilet and kitchen later quite looking forward to working on the house.

1 comment:

  1. Claire, your hall looks beautiful decorated for Christmas! The family photos are so good to have, aren't they. It's nice to see all the projects you've been working on--and you did a lovely job on the crochet! I am looking forward to seeing your home decorating projects....Deb