Friday, 30 January 2015

As January draws to a close

Amazingly tomorrow is the last day of January, a whole month of 2015 has passed already. It's been a busy month one way and another.

The month started off with us hosting a New Year Drinks Party at home - a great night with a house full of friends. We've been to friends for dinner and had friends at ours. A good friend of mine has had quite a serious operation but is very well, I've been visiting most days which has been great sitting chatting and drinking coffee. I've had coffee dates with a few other friends too and some lovely meals out with Hubby. We've had a full day in London visiting The France Show, sat quietly watching the birds in the garden for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and booked our June holiday. Phew it certainly was a busy month - you can read about our trip to London on my other blog Aimetu's.
Our day in London
I have been stitching too and started a new rotation for 2015 - it's gone really well all of January. I have joined Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness and Mel's Stitch From Stash 2015 but although I have been stitching I have not yet been able to share very much. However February will be a month of reveals as the two exchanges I've done have Open Days then and I will be able to reveal a gift I've stitched.

I have been keeping up with my UFO and Parlour stitching on Needlecraft Haven. My Drawn Thread October is looking good and Santa's Stocking Store now has a wall and a few windows.

Drawn Thread October
Santa's Stocking Store
My February stitching will be focusing on finishing my two projects above, finishing the January Monthly Challenge, finishing my Joy ornament for my church tree and if I have any spare time (hee hee) I'd like to get some finishing done as I have a few pieces stitched but not finished.

I hope January has been good for you too, even if it has gone by so quickly. Thank you for calling by :)


  1. You've been busy! Lovely stitches too. X

  2. It's been a busy month for you. I like the progress on your UFO and Parlour stitching.

  3. January seems to have gone really fast! Great progress on your WIPs

  4. Lots of fun times with friends and hobbies.
    Roll on February.....

  5. Looking good! Love your stitches :)
    Can't wait to see your Feb reveals
    Hugs xx

  6. You've certainly been busy Clare. Lovely update on your stitching.

  7. Sounds like it has been both a good month and a busy one. Take care !!

  8. Oh wow, you were busy as a bee in January. And your plans for February will also keep you busy this month. Nice projects atht you show here, I'm looking forward to seeing what you finished in January.

  9. Hello Clare,

    Yes I agree January has been super quick. I do hope your friend continues to improve, having someone visit each day is a blessing. Good luck with your stitching projects.

    Happy days.

  10. Very nice progress on these pieces.


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