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!