For some reason, the Australia Day weekend always signifies the end of summer, and holidays, for me.
I know that we can still expect lots of hot days in February and March, but I still feel as if the “carefree” days of summer are over.
There will be no more days playing truant from work to go to the tennis, or cricket, children go back to school and the rest of us start concentrating on the plans for the new year.
For me, it also means it is time to assess my sewing projects for the year.
Some carry over from the previous year, but many are close to being finished.
I like to have several hand work “portable projects” prepared, ready to take to friendship “sit & sew” meetings.
They are also essential for those wasted hours sitting in waiting rooms when travelling or for sitting through some of the sporting events that I attend by “obligation” rather than choice.
I sort each project into its own bag, with scissors, threads and anything else particular to the project.
It is a simple matter of picking up a bag as I head out the door, but the hand stitching on most of these projects is close to being finished.
I am going to have to set up a new project for 2013.
It would appear that 2012 was an embroidery year so maybe it is time I worked on an applique.
I’ve been collecting patterns for a while, so where shall I start.
A decision is required ….. let me know what you think.
And a final word about Australia Day. It just wouldn’t be the same without a lamington or two.