Tuesday 7 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year 2020!

I know I am a bit late wishing you a Happy New Year but, I have only just returned from visiting my family in the UK.  It was lovely to see all three of my children, my granddaughter, my siblings and my parents!!

Since I got back into my sewing room, I have been organising myself ready for lots of new sewing projects for 2020.  I like to keep a record of the projects that I have completed including swatches of the fabrics used and details of how I completed them.  So, my first task was to close the file for 2019 and open some new files for projects I know I will be starting in 2020.

However, before I go any further with what I am hoping to start work on in 2020, perhaps I should show you the last couple of projects that I finished in 2019.

The first, I had already given you a glimpse of last time, and now that the gift has been received I can reveal the full project.  This cute little sheep that I crocheted, using a pattern designed by Liz Ward.

The second is a Japanese rice bag which I made by adapting a pattern designed by K Z Stevens.  I made it for my daughter for Christmas, filling it with bees wax pellets and organic cotton fabric so that she can make some bees wax wraps to use.  I really enjoyed making this bag and I have some more on my project list for 2020!!  They were my final two projects for 2019.  To see all my completed projects for 2019 you can visit my Projects 2019 page.

I didn't manage to get all of the cute little stitcheries for the mystery advent project designed by Helen Stubbing of Hugs and Kisses completed but I have them on my list to complete this year and will then be ahead with my Christmas stitching for 2020!  Now that the stitch-a-long is complete you can buy this pattern from Helen here.

Also on my list of projects for 2020 is the BOM i-stitch-club project by Gail Pan.  The January block looks gorgeous and I am looking forward to seeing the project take shape month by month.

I joined Gail's BOM i-stitch-club in 2018 too but only managed to finish the first three months as we then relocated back to Switzerland from the UK and I didn't manage to catch up again.  So, I have decided to try and fit that project in on a monthly basis along with the new one! The 2018 project can now be bought as a pattern called Send My Love.

I have started a new file for 2020 and as well as the two projects mentioned above, I have lots of other projects in mind for this year.  I will add them to my file as and when I get started on them.  One of them will be another baby quilt as I have another grand-baby expected for February! Better get started with that!!


  1. Cute lamb! My daughter has pick up crochet and will enjoy seeing this! Love your stitchers projects. I haven’t embroidered in a few years. Seeing your work has lit that desire. But first, I need to take a page out of your book and try to get my thoughts a little more organized.

  2. Congratulations on the new expected grandbaby! Looks like your projects are lining up for a fun year. Sometimes I think organizing a project is more fun that doing it - lol! I had not heard of beeswax wraps so I looked it up - very interesting. That bag is gorgeous! And I love the little sheep. Have a great week Christine!

  3. It is lovely to see all your 2019 projects finished and I am looking forward to the 2020 ones!

    1. Thanks Janet! I'm looking forward to getting started! Hope you have a good week! Chrissie xx

  4. You are so organised. Love the little lamb. So cute! Love the blocks you have done. I have lost contact with Gail since she ceased bligging. Everything seems to be fb and instagram now. You have so many projects to do and I look forward to seeing your progress.

  5. I sounds like you had a wonderful family get together for the holidays and your gifts were lovely--the lamb is adorable! It's going to be a fun year with all those projects!

  6. Liebe Christine,
    toll was bei Dir im letzten Jahr alles entstanden ist und auch schon eine Planung für das neue Jahr. Ich bin gespannt was alles entsteht.
    Liebe Grüße

  7. Hi Christine I always enjoy seeing your beautiful work and that's awesome news that you have another grand baby due soon.
    Happy New Year my friend xx

    1. Thank you Shez! Yes, it's very exciting to have another new baby arriving!! Christine x