Goals: January 2016

I sat down last week to review the goals that I set for myself in December and realised that even though I only set four small goals, I was probably a little ambitious given the Christmas season, my parents coming to stay, us taking a holiday & getting a new puppy!  With that being said, this post is quite a short one as I didn’t really make that much progress on the goals set in December!

Goals for January:

  1.  I’m almost finished with one more colour on the Westie cross  stitch!  I’ve not included a photo this time around as you really can’t see the colour progress!

2.  The vintage dress didn’t get finished in December so that remains on my list of makes.  I also need to repair a doggy car seat, make covers for dog crate mats & make some coasters for our living room using the fabric I received in my #stitchingsanta present.

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Hello There 2016!

A new year means a ‘new year’ post of course.  I’ve already read lots of resolution, goal & list posts and I must admit that I really enjoy reading them.  I find it so interesting to see how people evaluate their lives and review them to move forward in the following year.

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The last year was the first full year where I blogged from January to December.  I’ve really loved every minute of it.  When I started blogging, I originally thought that my blog would be based on sewing and travelling; however, i’ve found that my Sunday Sevens and monthly goals posts have added more of a broader lifestyle theme to the blog with sewing running through too.  I’ve also enjoyed reviewing a few products here and there, and I do feel like I’ve only chosen things to review that I like rather than whatever is available out there.

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Thank You Stitching Santa!

The office for our apartments closed for Christmas.  Of course, my #stitchingsanta present was delivered on the final day they were open…when I was out and I didn’t get back in time to pick it up before they closed! 😦  I was sad because I knew we were going away the morning after Christmas so I wouldn’t be able to open it until we got back on the 29th!!! Can you guess what I did first when we got back from Vegas??  I OPENED IT OF COURSE!!

Now my stitching santa was lovely Abi over at The Freckled Fashionista!  Abi did sooooo well putting the gifts together and I absolutely LOVE everything! Thank you so much Abi!

I did have a sneaky suspicion that Abi was my santa.  She posted a blog post with some presents wrapped with doggy paper and some English themed fabric.  Well, I have a dog, I lived in England and I now live in the US so I thought that it may be for me and it was!  I was so pleased when I opened the parcel because everything was wrapped up brilliantly – the wrapping paper was gorgeous!

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Talented Tuesday Link Party – No. 16

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 Welcome to Talented Tuesday No. 16!

People have had more snow this week!! Crazy!  And as I’m sat here writing this, dark clouds are rolling in 😦  So I am already eagerly waiting for the link ups this week.  Make sure to link up and check out the other links too.  I’m sure that there will be lots of craft and cooking ideas for if you’re snowed in…or if you just fancy doing something different!

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A Plethora of Presents

December was a good month.  It was my birthday, Christmas and the time when our parents began their visit.  All of these meant that we/I were given a lot of presents, which was lovely and very kind of the ‘givers’.  I wanted to share a few of the items received as many of them are sewing related or quite unique.

First up, Adam got me this super cool Alexander Henry fabric.  There is a yard so I’m hoping to make a bag or a top out of it.

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Talented Tuesday Link Party – No.5

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 Welcome to Talented Tuesday No. 5!

Woohoo!  It’s week 5 already!  I loved our last party as we had so many holiday ideas to share and use over the coming weeks.  This is a great time of year for bloggers as we are all sharing projects in the run up to Christmas.   Share the party (and your link) as much as possible..maybe you will be featured next week 🙂  The Talented Tuesday Party is the place where we come together to share any projects that we have been working on.  Make sure to check back every Tuesday to see lots of different link ups!

Emily from Table + Hearth
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