A New Year
Sewing goals for this year are to start using all the vintage sewing machines and equipment and trying out the masses of attachments I have gotten at the craft thrift store. Knitting goals are to continue making sweater after sweater. Right now I have gotten into a little sweater slump with four almost completed sweaters waiting for buttons. Yesterday I got out the navy blue jacket and found its buttons. Nothing happened, but at least I am moving in the right direction.
The spouse and I were both sick over the Christmas holidays but I managed to get past all the Christmas work before I caught his cold. As colds go it wasn't too bad, and now I am better and feeling the energy return. My first project of the new year was to repair a pair of shorts for the spouse. He likes to wear shorts and jeans to work in the yard, and he wears them until they are literally hanging by a thread. This pair of work shorts had long horizontal tears and lots of holes, but I managed to mend it so that from a distance you can't tell it's really a rag.
I have also accomplished some life goals of a minor nature. Years ago, when I was first married, I read some books by D. E. Stevenson that I loved. One of my favorites was Miss Buncle's Book. I was never able to find it again, and then I found out it had two sequels I would love to read, all sadly out of print. Well, I have been on a quest to buy up my favorite books from long ago and now own the Sue Barton books in addition to other childhood favorites, and I was delighted a few weeks ago to see that the Miss Buncle books had been reprinted and were available through Amazon. I am now reading Miss Buncle again after about 40 years, and it is as good as I remembered. I always did like English and Scottish books about life in past decades in small towns and villages.
It's a new year and spring is on the way. I'd better plant the bulbs my MIL gave me for my birthday last fall.