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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Normal Transmission Resumed

Now that I am feeling so much better, Christmas decorations finally got put away and my house got a good going over.....
I did some very slow stitching when I was ill, on my 1797 Revisited quilt and now the 2nd last full round is finished.....
The next row is once again they are now underway!
After this row I can start on each of the corners......yipee!
I have been reading lots of  blogs about getting sorted for the new year of stitching....UFOs etc. But yours truly just doesn't feel like doing that this year....instead I am going to attend to some of the projects that I have fancied without putting pressure on myself....I was pleased with the UFOs I ticked off last I am decreeing a "PLAY" year for me!
One of such projects waiting is this sweet stitchery by Natalie Bird.
I have a narrower mini quilt hanger that I have wanted a quilt for and this is perfect  for it. I have lost one of the buttons but have drawn another butterfly so all good to go. It's nice to have a little break from 1797!
I also have a new book to read......dropped to me by lovely friend Bev when I was ill.
Very apt title at the moment!  Bev gave me the first book as a birthday present and we both came to the conclusion there would be a sequel.......we were right but we have had a bit of wait. Lol! There is something special about stories shared and enjoyed with friends.
So that's me all caught up for now.
To all of my fellow Aussies in bushfire areas please take are in my thoughts and prayers.

Namaste and blessings Michelle xxx


  1. Playing with projects sounds like a good idea to me, Michelle!

  2. It's gOOd having a plan... I think it helps with the motivation...
    Good luck with yours...xox

  3. Hello Michelle,

    Your year ahead sounds perfect, reading and stitching, have fun. Just before Christmas I read Patrice Newell"s latest book called Who's minding the farm. A very interesting read indeed.

    Happy days.

  4. Glad you are feeling better Michelle. 1797 is looking great - I added my first corner pieces yesterday. Enjoy your play year. xx

  5. Nice to have a break from 1797 and do the sweet stitchery.
    What a good idea to have a play year. Have fun..

  6. glad you are feeling better. Lovely little stitchery and 1797 looks great... enjoy the year of making all you love...xx

  7. Your play year so kinds perfect, no pressure just enjoying making things that appeal to you. The stitchery looks lovely and your 1797 is coming along really well. Good to hear you are feeling better.

  8. Hi Michelle, so pleased you are feeling better.
    It's a good feeling getting the Christmas decorations away & giving the house a good clean, I'm still cleaning, just taking my time.
    Like you I decided last year to take things a little slower & concentrate on ufo's & stitching the items that where on the to do list thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'm doing the same this year, it's amazing the pressure we put on ourselves, & it's so nice to sit back & take things at a slower pace.
    Enjoy your stitching & reading time.
    Take care xxx

    1. Thank you Sue. I have a few projects that have been waiting in the it's there turn x

  9. Good to hear that you are feeling better now. Your stitchery of Natalie's is lovely and your EPP quilt is growing beautifully. I thought the title of the book was rather apt too and I agree with you about how sharing a good book . Take care.

  10. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    Yes my Christmas is packed away for another year. I do love having it all out tend to put off packing up.
    Your 1797 is coming along beautifully.
    I am about to start Lucy Boston....hope it doesn't take me too long..hehe.

  11. Happy New Year Michelle, and I am glad you are on the mend. 1797 is looking spectacular, and I love the lights that you have chosen. Always fun to share a book with friends - what a coincidence in that title! xx

  12. Hi Michelle I always love seeing your beautiful work ,I am so pleased that you are feeling better now.
    Boy it hasn't taken you all that long to get this far with your 1797,well done,enjoy your book my friend and take care my friend,sending you lots of love and hugs xx

  13. Hello Michelle - Your 1797 is looking wonderful - I love your fabrics in it. Yes I have decided NOT to put so much pressure on myself this year regarding Orders (& family requests) & try to do some more of the things that bring me pleasure. So pleased you are feeling better now Michelle xx

  14. Good to know you are on the right side of things and feeling better. It is so good to have stitching and reading at these times.


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