Welcome, 2014. I am happy to see you!
As always, though, a bit sad to be putting Christmas away for another year.
Santa Baby, it was all over too soon, wasn't it?
We awoke to a new year's day dusting this morning.
My Christmas cactus has one tiny bloom today (not pictured), and my paper-whites are going to bloom soon, too -- see?
This week I finally finished one project: the embroidery above, which dates from the 1970s...I decided not to do the sunshine at the top because it's a little too 1970s, even for me.
And then I began another: this one I have decided to do all in red, like a red-work piece.
Last night, I wrote works 3 and 4 toward my goal of 50 writings this year.
I also whipped up this camera cover for my trusty Sony.
I was inspired by my latest issue of Somerset Studio, with lots of Bordeaux-colored creations, so I made this with fabrics in those tones, lace, and a little bit of fancy stitching.
I lined the camera sleeve in wool, and added this lovely vintage monogrammed hankie. It was a quick, simple project but it made me so happy.
As did having the day off work today.