To give you an idea - for breakfast there were blueberry hotcakes with bacon and sour cream honey drizzle and berry compot and bacon. For lunch there was salmon dip and crackers, pork belly with crackling, pear, blue cheese and walnut salad, and new potato, asparagus and pea salad. And rhubarb and ginger trifle. And Christmas cake, and christmas mince pies, and christmas biscuits, and ... I think I will stop now. *groan* (And I've made a pavlova since, at Hubby's insistence - what was he thinking?). Here is Princess helping with the clean up.
|Mmmm pavlova ...|
But now it is all over for another year. Princess was devastated on Boxing Day to be told it was 364 sleeps until the next Christmas. I am pretty sure that is incomprehensible to a nearly-4 year old. And now I am focused on sorting things out. It is a phase I go through every Christmas holiday and makes me feel all organised and content for the New Year. Given the Boxing Day sales, it is also a good time of year to get those bits and pieces you have been meaning to sort out. So long suffering hubby has been dragging furniture around the house, and the local op shop is getting a boot load of furniture and kid's toys tomorrow. It's a good, tidy feeling!
And in the name of sorting things out, I have started to put together my 2014 quilt list. First on it is some tidying up from last year's quilt projects. I have now decided that my ABC quilt needs to be finished for the wee man's birthday (in February). So my goals are currently these:
- finish ABC quilt
- get up-to-date with Citrus Sweet Love BOM quilt (I'm 5 blocks behind, and some will be in the mail soon too)
- sash up my granny squares quilt
- hubby's Zombie quilt
- three pay it forward gifts
- two iPad mini covers (yes, I know I just made one - that's a story for another day!)
- super simple baby quilt 2
That's a whole lot of orange.
Oh - and here is some great fabric I got in the Spotlight sale, including those cute little pirates at the bottom, who are for the ABC quilt backing. I may like them more than the front! Showing you this is my excuse to link up to Sunday Stash at Blossom Heart Quilts. There is some serious yum to have a look at over there.
|Assorted Belle and Boo fabrics. Cute. And pretty much nearly gone from Spotlight Wairau Park. Sorry!|
So - I may be a little ahead on this quilt at my next post. But given the finished quilts I have seen - Barbara's photo of her boy's quilt is up on Flickr and Tiffany has photos of her top, which is a girly extravaganza of cuteness - I think I will be in good company. I want to do the girl's quilt too, but I think I have embroidery fatigue. We shall see. In any event, it is not on the short list of things to do.
Happy New Year all! Have fun over the next few days (but maybe not too much - it's not good to drink and sew - it just leads to unpicking!).
An InLinkz Link-up
An InLinkz Link-up