For the past few years at the beginning of January I made new placemats for everybody in the family.
I felt a bit sad about breaking the tradition so instead of placemats this year I made a new patchwork table runner. Call it a sideway step.
The sentiment is the same... something new for us, for our home, in this bright new year.
The boys are out with their grandad, Mr M and I are alone in the house and it feels a little bit strange, a little bit wrong. It's too quiet... it's too... different... and yet the new year reminds us that time is indeed passing and that these moment 'without them' will become more and more frequent and that we must learn to enjoy the time of noise and a full house as much as right now we're savouring the peace and quiet.
I'm going to turn on my sewing machine people...in the middle of the afternoon!!