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1,000 Blog posts and the end of the year December 31st, 2009

This is my 1,000th blog post which is quite a satisfying number to end a year on…

Looking back on the year I have just read my new years resolution for 2009 from which I quote

…So what to resolve to do, I have had lots of thoughts of grand things that I would love to achieve but I think that a resolution has to be doable, if it has any chance of being kept, so I thought a bit more about the more modest things that I would like to achieve, amongst them is a project that is well started but untouched for more than a year, I do think that it is time it was finished and I hereby resolve to FINISH my Crazy Quilted Box Top before the end of 2009.

well I failed miserably at my resolution to finish my Box Top (I did get off to a good start covering 5 seams by the 15th January but then didn’t touch it for the rest of the year) but I can’t be to dissappointed with not achieving my resolved goal because I have actually achieved doing a few of those grand things that I had thought undoable and I am finishing the year feeling stronger and more content than I started it.

I have now to decide what I would like to achieve in 2010


My Band Sampler 176 – Details 981 to 983 – Starting a new Panel December 30th, 2009

Sampler panel 9 details 983 cadfael cover I have already used this design twice, I thought that it would look good on a black background and a new panel was a good opportunity to try it…so the new panel is Black…I stayed with the medieval them and did an illuminated P for the Panel number and followed that up with the design of another Cadfael cover.

Sampler panel 9 details 981 982 1nd 983

cadfael cover detail 982

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Castle Update December 28th, 2009

View of my castle from the street

It is a very long time, like almost a year, since I have done a Castle progress update and the photos don’t show much progress but that is probably not surprising when I think that I can only work on it when it is not raining, not to cold, not to hot and I have no other commitments and I mix the mortar by hand in small batches and my hands can only do 2 batches at a time that is about 10 bricks a day, oh well castles take a long time to build and mine is no different…even though there is not a lot of visual progress on the actual castle the garden around it is much neater and looking pretty good despite the doaught conditions.

The front of my castle

Nativity Calendar 25th December – Detail 980 December 25th, 2009

Nativity calendar 25th December

This is the first of these tiny cross stiches that I did, the one that gave me the idea that grew into my nativity calendar…Below the whole nativity Calendar with all its windows open…Merry Christmas to everyone.

Nativity Calendar with all windows open

Nativity Calendar 24th December – Detail 979 December 24th, 2009

Nativity calendar 24th December

Nativity Calendar 23rd December – Detail 978 December 23rd, 2009

Nativity calendar 23rd December

Nativity Calendar 22nd December – Detail 977 December 22nd, 2009

Nativity calendar 22nd December

Nativity Calendar 21st December – Detail 976 December 21st, 2009

Nativity calendar 21st December

Nativity Calendar 20th December – Detail 975 December 20th, 2009

Nativity calendar 20th December

This crown is one of my own designs

Nativity Calendar 19th December – Detail 974 December 19th, 2009

Nativity calendar 19th December