In fact the last time I blogged was the 14th November, so I thought it was about time I got on here and told you what I’ve been up to in that time.
I have still been crafting.
You know, the usual Christmas card orders, personal Christmas cards, presents, wrappings and tags but my time management has been rubbish and I’ve not taken photos of any of it before posting it out, so I had no pictures to share.
At the start of December I had a little trip away.
My friend Sandy and I thought we would chance the German Christmas markets again this year. It was a little daunting after the horror of last year when my cousin had a stroke on our first evening away and what started out as a three day break turned into a three week one but this year the trip was uneventful and we managed to come home with the rest of our friends on the coach. Jane decided that she wouldn’t come with us this time, which I can fully understand but she’s making good progress, so hopefully she’ll be feeling a bit braver next year.
We couldn’t visit Rüdesheim without partaking of a Rüdesheim coffee, now could we!
I’ve also made a really big decision in the time I’m been away.
It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally decided to finish up the business side of Sue’s Krafty Cards, so as of the end of the year I’ll no longer be self-employed.
It’s a bit of a relief if I’m honest, because I always seemed to be working to a tight schedule. More often than not the orders were given to me at the very last minute and it had got to the stage that what started out as an enjoyable hobby was no longer a pleasure any more.
I’ll still be making personal cards and will spend more time on my heritage album which has been badly neglected but I also want to get back into my stitching more and dig out my crochet hooks because I have a baby’s shawl to make, so I’ll still be around.
Anyway, the main point of this post was that I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my lovely followers, friends from to What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday and everyone else who visits my little corner of blog land, a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
I’ll leave you with a few photos of my Living room.
This is my crystal Penguin from Tiffany, New York
The picture is 'Oh Christmas Tree', one of my counted cross stitch projects that comes out every year. Here's a Closer Look at it.
Here's another of my counted cross stitch projects, 'Celtic Christmas'. For a closer look See Here.