It's almost the end of 2014. I am not sure what sort of year it has been. What were the highs/lows? What am I taking away from 2014? Hmmmmm
The first half of the year I seemed a bit more productive. I did a lot more knitting and sewing than in the last 4 months. I did manage to paint the kitchen and laundry this year but I am disappointed that I haven't managed to do the ceiling and all the doors and frames are still untouched.
A big highlight of the year was definitely my mum visiting us here in Perth. It was just perfectly lovely being able to show her our home and sit and gossip.
I had the best birthday cards ever this year. I don't think it could ever be topped!!
For Reece's birthday last week, I made Pecan Pie for the first time:
And then I forced everyone to play Family Trivial Pursuit. That is the final picture of me winning...of course :-P
t-shirt vest for the second time. I didn't like how it finished the first time, so I went back and added some length by making some white stripes and redoing the armholes and playing around with contrasting colours. I am much happier about it now. It is always depressing when it doesn't work out and sometimes I just want to bin it, but I am happy that I took the time to fix it. You learn more by trying to fix it and change things rather than it working the first time.
I headed to Rachel's the day after Reece's Birthday dinner and there was a huge fire in the Park between our places. This is at the start, it got a lot worse and the smoke was directly going through Rachel's suburb. Not very pleasant.
I am now all excited about going to New York next week. Which is probably why this might be the last post for the year. We are going to Melbourne tomorrow until Monday and then I head to New York on Tuesday. I can't express how excited I am. I have been looking up shows and art galleries and museums. And it is going to be COLD!! Bring it. I am over Summer already Perth! I think I might take some sock knitting...