Monday 9 January 2017

I'm Back

I'm back!!! It's been more than two weeks since I've posted on the blog - the longest time between posts since I began blogging in 2011.

I fully intended to have a break from blogging, between Christmas and New Year. In the lead up to Christmas, I was super busy, both on the blog and the rest of my life, so it was good to slow down a little once the festive season was over.

For the first time ever, we went into Sydney to see the fireworks on New Years Eve. We had a good vantage point - close enough to get a view of the fireworks, without being in the thick of the crowds.

On the first day of 2017 I felt that self imposed pressure to get straight back to blogging, but a post didn't eventuate. One day flowed into another, and it felt good to be doing other things.

Between Christmas and New Year, I did lots of sewing, with the express purpose of only attacking projects I'd already cut out or started. Believe me, it took much will power to stick to my goal, but I did. 

I achieved so much!!!

In amongst the finishes was a quilt top. Almost three years ago, I sewed 36 mini log cabins, which became 9 quilt blocks. I'm excited about this one and will show you photos soon.

There's also lots of Christmas sewing to show you. Every member of my immediate family received something hand sewn last year. Feels odd to say last year, when it wasn't that long ago. Don't know if I'll ever manage that again!

I even took pics as I was sewing a couple, so expect some tutorials in the very near future.

Speaking of tutorials, I have several more in the works, all started long before Christmas.

Time, time, time - where can I buy some? I'm a lady of leisure - no longer in the workforce, my kids have left home, but I still don't have enough time for all I want to do. Ha, ha... better than being bored.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2017, filled with lots of fun and laughter. See you later in the week.

... Pam


  1. Welcome back, Pam! Sometimes it is good to just sew for a while to recharge the batteries. Putting thread into fabric is always therapeutic for me! Can't wait to see your new tutorials.

  2. I'm glad you had a fun New Year's!

  3. Hello there! What a gorgeous picture of the fireworks and the water view. Your log cabin quilt is coming along nicely!

  4. Welcome back Pam! Sounds like you had a lovely festive season and a nice blogging break! Always good to have a break and come back refreshed! Looking forward to seeing your 2017 sewing projects!!

  5. Love the shades of purple on your mini log cabins. I managed to stay up til midnight to see our local fireworks on TV, but wasn't really impressed by them. And as soon as they were over, it was lights out for me too!

  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR! from the States. I'm a 61 year old male heart patient and I WANT to get back in the work-force. I have been following your blog for a while now. I started with Counted Cross Stitch when I had my first heart attack back in 2007 and have progressed to Crochet and now Knitting. I also purchased a sewing machine along the way and enjoy that as well. I'm too young for retirement here and getting disability now would be futile before reaching early retirement age so, I want and need to get re-employed. Thanks for being online with your blog. I understand your defection from the blog during the Holidays and welcome you back in this new year.

  7. Welcome back, your Pam-ness - nice to see you posting, and glad you're having so much fun sewing! Can't wait to see more pics of what you got up to while you were enjoying a blogging respite :D I have things to post too - pillowcases and gift bags and zipper bags and some flickies and a dolly quilt - hopefully 2017 will be a sewy year ;)

  8. I was hoping you were off enjoying the holidays. Welcome back. Looking forward to your upcoming tuts.

  9. Sounds like you have lots of great posts in the pipeline Pam, I shall look forward as always to reading them :)

  10. I am sure you needed the "me" time! Everybody needs some time to re group and get "stuff" done. I hope you and your husband enjoyed the New Year fireworks.


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