Happy New Year. Last year blog posts were a little erratic but as today marks the season of resolutions I am back with fresh determination. The trivia of my life shall be recorded:-)
Nearly sixty years ago I was given these small china ornaments. They have survived childhood caressing and bear the cracks to prove it. I loved the stories of Noddy and Big Ears and my books fell to pieces and have long since gone in the rubbish. But these two figures still have a place in my cabinet.
My enthusiasm for this childhood favourite has never waned and this year my cross stitch charts of Noddy and friends + quilting fabric of Noddy in Toyland + a strip of afghan fabric will = a child's book bag. I shall also search the local independent bookstore to see if these classics are still in print. My great nieces too shall learn to love Noddy, Big Ears and PC Plod!
Today my stitching involved not a tapestry needle and DMC floss, but rather an Elna sewing machine and Gutermann thread. A new summer dress is almost completed and hopefully tomorrow the hem will be done.
This evening I stitched a little more on "My Favourite Things Sewing Basket" and learnt how to make colonial knots. So much better than french knots as they are easier to place precisely. I am now firm friends with this new stitch.
All in all a good day - even though it was wet and not so warm.
Good night for now.