I hopped on the scales this morning and was soon wishing I hadn't indulged so much over Christmas! Our celebrations go on for a whole week with our family around us - lots of delightful food and fun, but not so good for the waistline!
Maybe my indulgence should have stayed with the fabric type. My latest design in Country Threads magazine Vol 14 Issue 10 definitely won't put the kilos on:
It's a set of four placemats called "Chocolate Delight" - eye candy without the weight gain! The fabric I have used is called "Double Chocolat" by 3 Sisters, so I really had to produce a design focussing on Chocolate, didn't I?
I've made a few designs using this gorgeous fabric range and at the moment I'm using up all the bits and pieces left over from the layer cake in a lovely wall hanging. It's the design I prepared earlier so that I had some hand-stitching to do while my sewing room (and the rest of the house) is filled with beds! We still have 15 of our family in the house so there's plenty of noise and activity!
It's stone fruit season in Australia so I bought a case of plums and have preserved them so we can enjoy them throughout the year.
Next thing on the wish list is preserving some apricots and peaches.
One of my wishes that my lovely husband fulfilled for me is this beautiful ring that he gave me for Christmas:
I am blessed!
My wish for you is that you have a happy New Year and many blessings in 2014.