I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and send my best wishes for a happy, safe and healthy 2010. We had a quiet evening last night, just the two of us, but I did manage to stay awake until midnight to toast the new year (with camomile tea!). Today we followed the usual tradition in our household of having a lazy morning, watching the New Year's Day Concert from Vienna. And I'm now having a lazy afternoon too!
This was actually my very final finish for 2009, as I finished sewing on the binding and hanging sleeve during the evening. I used Anne Sutton's BOM A Tisket, A Tasket, shrinking the design by 50%. I kept the sashing and bordering very simple, and quilted it using one of the fancy stitches on my machine.
So, what plans have I for 2010? I'm not actually planning very much, as I know that my time will soon get filled up with whatever comes along. I will of course be finishing the BOM that I'm currently doing, Natalie Lymer's Tail Feathers; I have a waistcoat to make for Number Two Son; various birthday presents to make; etcetera, etcetera.
But I am planning one thing. I was really inspired by a quilt that I saw at the American Museum in Bath. This teatowel shows just part of it.