... as the year that got away.
Just like the rest of the year before it, Christmas kind of snug up on me and before I knew it, it had been and gone. I hope you all had a lovely time with family and loved ones.
Not that neither Adrian or I really had time for a break, we did manage to get away to the house at the beach just for a few days. I cannot tell you how nice was to just sit and catch our breath, take Nala for long walks along the beach and of course...
... spending time with my feet up and doing just a little bit of stitching. This new piece has been sitting on my sketch pad for quite some time. It is really, really little, only a bit more than 5cm (2") across - so handy for sitting on the balcony, soaking up the sea air while the placing stitch after stitch with bright and beautiful silk.
I am not sure if it is just me, but it seems that every time I think I have all bases covered when it comes to bringing a selection of thread colours with me, I am always at least one short.
None of the greens I had proved right for the top of wing. So, even though I had intended to finish it before starting the next...
.. I felt I had no choice but to start the 'Sweethearts' that are to follow.
I have not made any resolutions for the 12 months ahead. Resolutions never really work for me, I just end up getting cranky with myself for not keeping them, or forgetting about them all together. But while sitting there quietly stitching I did think of the year ahead a little, and how quickly the past flew. It made me feel that I really need to catch up somehow. I think I will just try and remember to hit the breaks from time to time and 'keep breathing' - and hopefully 2016 will be a year to remember.
What are your hopes, wishes or resolutions for the year ahead?