Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful 2012 filled with many blessings.
Years ago I faithfully used to make my New Year resolutions, only to find a week later that I had already broken them and didn't have a hope of sticking to them. So, why bother???!!!! Now I don't do the NY resolution thing and don't even have any big goals for the year. I am happy to plod along doing whatever comes to my hand to do each day, and to stitch and design as I have inclination, time, inspiration and whatever else is needed. That's one of the advantages of being retired! There is a great sense of freedom in my life and I LOVE it!!!
That's not to say the diary is empty! There are already 11 magazine commissions, a design to produce for a charity, a workshop being organised and an online workshop at Patchwork Posse. I wouldn't be happy if I didn't have plenty to fill in my days!
I have a couple of projects that came out in magazines during December that I haven't shown you yet. This one is my Trail of Roses Scissor Pillow, made from Silk Dupion. It is like a pincushion attached to your embroidery scissors with a pocket on the front to keep them in between usage.
and here it is in Australian Country Craft and Decorating, Vol 23, No 3: