Firstly I sorted my hexagon workbox, for a while I had been using 3 boxes, but moving all the fat quarters out of this box, gave me room for my stitched hexagons, I don't have so many so everything in one place. The two other boxes are now being used for other things. I still have a few to stitch into shapes.
I have started stitching them into flowers, this time I want them all to match, I do have 6 made up flowers from my previous project. I still have no idea what I can make, I will stitch and see how many I have, before making any decisions.
More stitching, the pale pink infill is done, and more squares started, the white infill on the diamonds has to be stitched, I will probably do 2 or 3 more squares in this design. This is going to be major this month, as I have decided not to purchase any craft things, I don't really need anything, I have loads of stash.
The decorations are down, I got up on Saturday (New Years eve) and decided I wanted them gone, I passed loads on before Christmas, so I have more space in my storage containers, in my wicker hamper basket, I have put things I would want to get to in November, cards and bags, our local Card Factory had a 75% off sale, a few purchases and we have more than enough for this coming Christmas. Hubby popped the boxes away so quickly, I did not pack the tree lights, they can stay downstairs in my drawer, I now have 1 bag less than before Christmas.
We stayed up to watch the London fireworks, and to sit with the cats if local houses had any fireworks, luckily locally they were finished by 12.15, so we were not too late to bed, sadly I again did not sleep well, and was up at 5.30am. We were invited to a neighbours house, but I was far too tired to go, so a lazy New Years Day at home, hubby cooked a roast beef dinner.
It's a very grey and dull time, I have loads of candles out, I have left a few of my battery operated lights out as well, anything to make the house a bit brighter. It does not feel so bare this year, just lovely and clean. I think I have done all the sorting I can, life is much easier when you don't own so much. The cats baskets are again in front of the radiator, both love it there, nice and warm and they can look out at the garden from their beds. We have so much rain in the forecast, having crafts to do will help pass the days.
We went through our very full freezers last Friday, we have loads of bits we should use up, the same in our store cupboards. I have not wanted to lower stocks just in case of shortages, but we still have far too much food. We have decided to not shop other than veg and milk for a few weeks, it will be good to get rid of lingering items.