Well I hope you all had the Christmas that you wanted.
We were still both not quite right over Christmas having had the lurgy but it was okay.
I'm not a fan of this celebration and look forward more to the new year and watching the new buds forming. My honeysuckle is already giving me a bit of joy by showing lots of new buds. Next I watch for the Snowdrops and Crocus.
We've been down to the Optician's and got all the glasses sorted out. We go to Vision Express, so nice and civilised.
We tried Specsavers once but felt like we were in a cattle market being shunted from tiny space to tiny space sitting crammed in shoulder to shoulder with others, not nice.
The Optician is now a firm friend of mine after he told me that I didn't look 72 years old, I walked on a cloud for the rest of the day. lol
The Shopping centre was nice and empty so I'm not sure how the sales are going, certainly there were not many folks there yesterday.
I'm not interested in walking around the shops anymore, the only shops that hold an attraction for me are cafe's where I can sit and people watch with a nice cappuccino.
Now its back to the needlework and I'm so pleased with this cat.
This morning I have filled in the flowers with gold seed beads.
I am looking at more colouring patterns with a view to using them for embroidery, such a good idea.
I hope you all have the new year you want and enjoy .
I shan't be making any new year resolutions, only to take each day and make the most of it.
Glad you're feeling better, Briony. I too love Spring and all the bulbs coming out, along with the blossom, everything fresh and new and full of promise, it's my favourite time of year. Bet you could have kissed that optician!ReplyDelete
Oh, and I meant to say....there can't be much wrong with your eyesight when you can do such fine detailed beautiful embroidery.Delete
I hope you're both feeling much better now. I have enjoyed the season very much but I do look forward to seeing new growth and the promise of brighter days.ReplyDelete
A Happy New Year to you both. X
I love the coloring and once a month we meet at the library to to that.ReplyDelete
That's coming along nicely. It will be lovely when it's finishedReplyDelete
For the new year, I would like to foster good habits and actually keep up with them. And, of course, stick with blogging as I did rather poorly at it for most of this year. Glad to hear you are both better. Christmas was different when the kids were little. Now, I decorate just a bit, but definitely don't feel the need to buy a lot of presents or spend a lot of money. There's been some good sales here so I did buy some shirts for me and my husband but that's about it. Always nice when someone tells you that you look younger than your years. :) Your cat stitching is going to be absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Loving that cat. Glad you are feeling better. xReplyDelete
Taking each day & making the most of it.... now that's the best New Year's resolution to have! I love your needlework. It's beautiful. Such a cozy craft to do! Sincerely, Andrea xoxoReplyDelete
I am so glad you are all better, and your glasses are finally sorted out. The cat is beyond gorgeous!! The gold beads really make it amazing.ReplyDelete
I must say I breathed a sigh of relief after Christmas here, too. And who doesn't like being told they look younger than their years? (Well, teenagers mind, but aside from them :))ReplyDelete
Glad you're feeling better. Your needlework is looking fantastic.ReplyDelete
When I taught art in an elementary school, the children often thought I was very young - but that doesn't count, does it? When I was in my fifties they would have guessed me at 25. Love your needlework. I can't imagine the patience that takes, but your work is just beautiful.ReplyDelete
That cat is just wonderful but then all your needlework is. Glad you are both feeling better.ReplyDelete
hope you are both feeling better now, I love that cat. I'm not really an embroiderer but that really makes me want to stitch !ReplyDelete
Love how the cat is coming along. Good resolution.ReplyDelete
Love the cat embroidery.ReplyDelete
Oh my! The cat is amazing! You ARE clever!!! I would not have believed you were 72!!ReplyDelete
The cat is looking so good. Beautiful work.ReplyDelete