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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Day 31 of Block a Day December

Another early morning sewing session this morning saw a few more blocks to add to my tally for the month.
Two more of these ornament blocks which I seem to be hooked on —

The last November block for my Temperature quilt —
And November now all joined  —
And added to the rest of the top —
I won't be getting December's blocks done by the end of the year but hope to have it completed in a week or so!

The last two gifts I made this Christmas were from the two blocks I made at the start of December. I sewed them up into mugrugs.....they do seem a bit big but will also fit a nice little plate of goodies as well as a hot drink.
I backed them with Kiwiana fabric —

And I also received a couple of lovely decorations to hang on the tree.
This one from Lou. She made one a month this year, I'm so lucky to have received one —
And the lovely Di made this —
Thank you so much both of you lovely ladies ♥

We had a town visit today and a quiet afternoon with no more gardening. (That's when I got a little sewing done.) We all spent this evening at ED's for a nice BBQ tea and a good gathering of both sides of the family. Lots of very excited children who would have all taken a while to wind down for bed tonight! Unless this blog post takes me another hour 40 minutes to write, I don't think ANY of us will be seeing in the new year. 
Mum with some of her Great-grandies —

AND I MADE IT - A Block A Day this December - lots of fun - I did actually enjoy the challenge and am thrilled that I have a new pile of blocks to progress my projects - and I even have a new one started -ahem, that wasn't supposed to happen!
Thank you all for following along and your encouraging comments. I really do apologise that I haven't replied to you all and also I really want to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs too.

Happy New Year to you all.
Let's all hope that that spark of hope and positivity that we feel as we put the 2020 calendars away and bring out the 2021 ones lasts and better things really do happen. That health and happiness return to the world.
Hugs ♥


  1. Happy New Year - it is always so nice to read your blog to see what you are down on the other side of the world - keep on blogging and lets hope this new year will be better

  2. Congratulations on successfully completing this challenge. I've enjoyed following your projects.

  3. Congrats on completing your goal for December-the busiest month of the year!!!
    May you meet all your goals in 2021--
    thanks for being my friend--
    luv and hugs, di

  4. Knew you would do it, one block a day, congratulations on sticking with this goal all through the busy month of December.
    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family, and I must say, I always enjoy reading your blog. Who knows, one day soon we may well come up on a caravan trip to your part of the country and meet up in person, that would be so nice.

  5. Woohoo for the block and blog a day! Happy New Year looks like great times around your house.

  6. Happy New Year to you. Congratulations on achieving your goal for the month. I’ve enjoyed seeing what you have created.

  7. Raewyn - congrats on your 31 blocks! And I really like the beaded ornament you received. I join you in praying for a better, brighter year ahead. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  8. Happy New Year! So great to keep up and make 31 blocks! Great work!

  9. Congratulations on meeting your block a day challenge, love the decorations blocks. That is a beautiful photo of your Mum with the great grandies.

  10. That was quite a challenge! I don't think I could have done it. Congratulations! Your temperature quilt looks wonderful!


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