Sunday, 30 December 2007

As we come to the end of the Year..

With just two days to go to 2007 I have to admit defeat and confess that Module 3 will not be completed by the end of the month. Pity as I had had a brilliant run at the first half of the chapters. I have come to the conclusion that it is difficult to be creative with children at your feet, needing feeding, clean clothes and taxi rides to their various events and practices! How I wish for that gadget Hermione Granger had at Hogwarts to enable her to do all her extra lessons, I would use it to do all my creative stuff whilst Mum got on with being Mother.

So why am I here instead of my workroom getting on with it?

I am pondering the year - it's highlights mainly - whilst Sunday lunch bubbles and spits in the kitchen and making promises to myself for 2008.

Some of the moments of 2007 include:

February - Robert sings at St. Pauls with the Choirs of the Royal School of Choral Music

Robert standing on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral

March found us in Disney land Paris

We had a great 4 days being silly and having lots of fun

April - I celebrated my 40th birthday with a brilliant party at a local racecourse, where my husband's band serenaded us through the evening

Andrew and I boogie the rest of the night away

July and I finally completed Module Two after too much time

Me wearing the Inappropriate Cooking Apparel for Inedible Meals

July - Seeing Madness at Guilfest

It is them I promise!
This is the closest we will every get to going to a rock festival - we hate mud in our sleeping bags!

August - Our annual holiday found us back in the Lake District

Walking the hills, sailing the Lakes (usually on the Lake Cruisers!)
and visiting all our favourite haunts.
November - Emma and Robert paraded at the Remberance Service

Robert had the honour of carrying his Cub unit's flag

I was also lucky to see Take That at the O2 at the end of November which completed my birthday present experience.

December has been one of the best Christmases ever.
I was lucky to get a new camera
and have yet to sort out the software to download the photos
so watch this space!
Yes, there were a few lows, but life is too short to dwell on them!
So 2008...
What do I wish to do creatively with the new clean sheet
of a year ahead of me?
I have a number of UFO quilting projects to conclude
I intend to be near completion of Module 4 by this time next year!
I would like to begin a stitch library
- I have had some index style boxes in my work room
for sometime which I intend to fill with samples of stitches
And no doubt plenty more design ideas will pop in my head as I see packets of beads, fancy threads or interesting pictures in magazines
Well that's what it's all about - if you're alive and have an imagination you just have to create!
Bring on 2008...I'm ready!


Susan D said...

If you want a stitch library can I suggest you look at (if you've not seen it before)

I followed it this year and learnt quite a few new stitches I'd never heard of.

Garnered Stitches said...

The stitch library is something that has bubbling for years, ever since I bought my first stitch book. As I said I have had storage boxes for two years waiting for me to make postcard size samples. I discovered the "Take a stitch Tuesday" during 2007 but did not have the time to devote to it. I shall use Sharon's blog as reference intandem with the many books I now have. Thanks for the suggestion.

English Rose said...

happy new year hon, I know the feeling only too well of not being able to get on with coursework when family are around you and making totally unreasonable demands like 'feed us' at regular intervals! you will have no problem being at this stage of module 4 this time next year, if anything you will be further on. good luck with the stitch library - should be good fun.