Thursday, 1 January 2015

Welcome 2015

Well, hello 2015 - how good to see you! I disappeared off the blog radar towards the end of 2014, but I'm full of New Year intentions to be back again on a regular basis.
I can't justify or make excuses for my absence over the last few weeks, I simply ran out of time and energy and something had to give.  There is a fine line between pre Christmas 'laid back and relaxed' and being disorganised and I fear that I may have crossed that line!
Can I ask a favour?  If, in just under 12 months time you hear me agreeing to do a full on Boxing Day roast beef dinner for 17 people aged between 2 and 87, please remind me how tired I felt on December 27th!  What was I thinking?  We did have a lovely time though and it was worth it. 
I've even got some crafting done this week.  My sister gave me a fab little extra gift of a 'make it yourself' hat.  It was a ball of wall and a pom pom and the instructions for knitting it were on the wrapper.
It was the perfect excuse for doing not very much for the next couple of days and I am thrilled with the finished hat. 
I am determined to do more crafting this year and already have two projects in mind.  My daughter's friend is having a baby in February and I told Rachel that I'd make her a small cot quilt so I've ordered the fabric for that and am looking forward to making something small and pretty.
Rachel's house purchase will go through at the end of January and I've promised her a dog inspired cover for their brand new sofa for when Coco is there at weekends.  Hmm - end of January, better get a move on!
I also want to get all my friendship quilt squares sewn together soon, has anyone done anything with theirs yet? 
I've missed joining in a few memes, and enjoyed having a bit of structure to my blogging month to make sure I put finger to keyboard on a regular basis so I'm intending to return to those very soon.
Tradition dictates that we have to take a family photo on Christmas Day, so that seems to be a good way to end this first post of the new year - Happy New Year from the Keyworth clan!



alexa said...

What a stylish (and young!) family you all look :). (Reminder duly noted!). Glad it was worth it, and wishing you lots of happy creative activities in 2015.

Sian said...

I'm glad that family dinner was worth it :) I'm looking forward to reading more of what you get up to in 2015 - hope it's a great year for all of you.

I still have a few squares to collect, then yes! I have a plan for mine

Alison said...

Knowing how tired I was after having nine for Christmas Day, I take my hat off to you...though not that lovely bobble hat you created! Xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lovely family shot Deb. It was roast beef for Boxing Day lunch here too, but for 5 rather than 17. You're a braver woman than I!
I'm so looking forward to putting my Friendship Quilt squares together. Just waiting for two more to arrive and then I'll be on it.

humel said...

Love that hat! I knitted my first hat ever in December - it's, um, loose fit?! But I like it, and feel thrilled to have graduated from scarves!!

Fab family photo, too :)

Beverly said...

One more square and I'll start contemplating my friendship quilt. I am excited, refreshed and ready for blogging 2015! You are adorable in the hat and the family is gorgeous!

scrappyjacky said...

I've still a few friendship squares to get....but I think I know what I'm going to do with them

Karen said...

Love the hat and so understand the 'something has to give' as I felt that towards the end of the year too.

Look forward to seeing your new quilting projects.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hey Deb! Happy new year! Love the hat and the family pic! I'm finishing up a quilt top for my niece and when that's done I'll be joining my friendship quilt squares. I'm excited to join them together. A very happy new year to you, my friend!

Abi said...

That family photo is just gorgeous and I love the hat. I am hoping to pick up the needles again this winter. I'm always excited to see what quilting you get up to too!

peppylady (Dora) said...

2014 the big high light was our youngest son got married.
Other then that I have to give this year a 5.
I'm doing some crocheting a dish cloth and I take odds pieces of yarn to make the dog "Daisy" her own blanket.

I stop in from Notes on paper. If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee.

Rachel B said...

Happy new year Deb! What a lovely family photo! Looking forward to catching up more this year :)