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December, 2020.

Posted on | December 29, 2020 | 10 Comments

2020. Certainly a year that will not be forgotten in a hurry.

Here in Victoria, Australia we are having a lovely December. After our total lock down we have experienced 60 days without community transmission. That has been a wonderful achievement and well worth all those stay at home days.

With our new found freedom and a lot of sunny weather a lot of time has been spent outside. The garden is loving the attention. But the other side is that very little sewing has been done. There are a few bits to share. Even when I did have a finish, I couldn’t share it as we had all sorts of issues with our computers. We are almost back on top of it, but I still have to sort out a hiccup with comments. You can still make them but they don’t show up on the blog. I can see them in my dashboard but they are not transferring to my email. I will work on sorting that out next.

During the year I worked on these little felt caravans to send to friends and family. I think I ended up with about thirty in all. I even managed to make enough so that this year I could keep one or two myself.

Then there were the cards. I wasn’t going to make them this year but a little encouragement from a friend motivated me to get a wriggle on.

December has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for us. We are able to catch up with family and friends at last. We are back to spending time with grandchildren and all had Christmas together. But at the start of the month we also found out that our family living in the US all tested positive to Covid 19. I must admit that was a difficult time just waiting to see how they all progressed. I wasn’t keen to write about it until we knew the outcome. Thankfully they were all very lucky as their symptoms were similar to a cold and stayed that way. They are now back to normal and were able to enjoy a pleasant Christmas.

I am looking forward to getting back into a sewing routine. During the lock down I was working on quite a few projects at once. Now that many of them are close to completion I have gone back to one at a time and hope to have a few finishes early in the New Year.

I will work on sorting out the comment section. I must apologise to several people who have posted and not had a reply. Hope I can sort that, too.

I am looking forward to 2021. A New Year and a fresh start.

Cheers, Karen

10 Responses to December, 2020.

  • Joan says:

    These caravans are just the cutest. I’m glad you got to keep some for yourself too!

  • Fiona Robinson says:

    your caravan and card to me were much appreciated…. I just love the detail and effort you put into them both…. what a scare for your family..its like living on the edge all the time isnt it… glad you enjoyed the going out a bit…. I worry it is starting up again… take care and keep safe…

  • Your litte caravans and cards are beautiful and I feel blessed to have been a recipient of your lovely work. Oh how awful a time you and your family have had dealing with this horrible Covid. I am so happy they are all well now. Its pain having techno issues…hopemits sorted soon. Heres toma brighter New Year xx

  • What a lot of pretty cards! And I love the little caravans (we call them travel trailers). They are just so cute! 2021 is almost here. I am really praying it is better than 2020!

  • Sheryl says:

    Hi Karen glad that you had a great Xmas and what a worry about your overseas family I am so grateful that they are ok . I love my caravan and card that you made for me you are a very clever chicky ,happy New Year my friend xx

  • Jenny Benton says:

    It must have been such a worry to you when your USA family took ill. Luckily they escaped lightly and are now back in full health. Love your little caravans, so cute!

  • I had noticed before that I couldn’t view the other comments on your blog–I thought it was just something I was doing wrong. But no worries–it’s not a priority. More just interest in what everyone is saying! Those campers are the cutest!! Thirty?! Great job!! I love the buttons for the tires. So glad your US family came through CV safely on the other side.

  • Sunny says:

    Happy New Year! Your little caravans are adorable. I did absolutely nothing for Christmas this year, but I’m already starting a list of ideas for next year. I’m happy to hear you’re all healthy, and your US family is as well.

  • Your cards are wonderful, and I love your little ornaments. So glad your family came through the illness OK.

  • Susan Snooks says:

    Of course I think the caravans are adorable! But to think you made 30 of them! And your cards are all works of art in themselves! I hope you manage to work out the comments issue. It’s so frustrating when there are glitches like this.


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