Wednesday 29 December 2021

WOYWW 656: Quiet Christmas

Happy WOYWW - another palindrome for LLJ to celebrate.  I hope you have all had a pleasant, safe Christmas.  We kept things small and did as we did last year and went over to our two eldest sons' place to cook Christmas dinner together (and delicious it was).

I can finally show the results of my first Tilly Teadance needle felting workshop as Mum's birthday was on Monday.  We were going to celebrate together, but Mum and Dad decided it was safe to postpone a big family get together until Dad's birthday in May, so we will have a double celebration then.  I did get a chance to video chat though and she liked her present.
This photo shows my version of Max's seagull which I also started at the workshop and finished as a Christmas gift to my sister.  Not a patch on Maxine's work but I was pleased with the result and my sister liked it which is the main thing.






I am coming to the end of my daily drawing challenge.  I may try a 5 minute journal page a day as an alternative in 2022.  I have a 4" x 4" spiral bound kraft card scrapbook and have already started gessoing pages to get ahead.  I will have to see how things go though as I am not so sure I will be able to keep this going on a daily basis and it may become a once a week project instead.  Happy WOYWW.  Stay safe everyone.



22 comments:

  1. The gifts you made from your Tilly workshop are fab . Glad you enjoyed your Christmas. I think your mum is sensible to delay her birthday celebrations . Happy New year Helen #1

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  2. The gifts you made from your Tilly workshop are fab . Glad you enjoyed your Christmas. I think your mum is sensible to delay her birthday celebrations . Happy New year Helen #1

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  3. What superb felt pictures - do you know, I initially looked at today's entry without my glasses and thought you had moved on to watercolouring as your new daily challenge!
    Have a lovely New Year.
    Love
    Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)
    PS thenk you so very much for using a few Clarity New Design club stamps over the last few months, it is very much appreciated.

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  4. Loving the needle felting it's such fun to do and the finished piece is lovely. I think your mum is being very sensible and hopefully the new year will bring some goodd changes. Guess everyone is trying to be as positive as they can. Pleased your Christmas went well too. Sending woyww hugs, Angela x9x

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  5. You’re right, I did do a little happy dance for the palindrome (sad I know……)!! Your needle felting is great and I’m not surprised your sister loved her seagull, he’s got character!
    Happy New Year lovely ga;, let’s hope we’ll be able to meet up this year.
    Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

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  6. Your bluebell pic looks lovely as does little Garth the Gull - didn't we have a great day with Tilly - let's hope we can do it again this year! Happy New Year Sarah! xx Jo

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  7. Love the handmade gifts, such a lovely touch and you did so well with them.
    Glad you had a nice Christmas with your boys and am sure your Dad's birthday will be a huge success.
    Hugs, Neet 7 Happy New Year

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  8. Hi Sarah, the little seagull is lovely, you must have had such fun on the workshop. It is sad to keep having to postpone events, but you now have a double celebration to look forward to. Have a great New Year, take care, Heather xx #10

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  9. Well done you with the needlefelting . . . . love them both and no wonder they were loved by the recipients.
    Celebrating in May is a good idea . . . . picnics outside . . . . December birthdays rarely get those . . . although Peter did enjoy bbq on Jan 1st!
    Have a good week and stay safe
    Christine #19

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  10. Your needle felting pictures are wonderful! Glad you had your Boyz with you for Christmas.
    Happy new year
    Lynnecrafts 12

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  11. Thanks for your visit. Great photos and love your new felting projects. I do think the video chats are a great thing. 2 1/2 hrs with son and grand daughters Christmas on their adventures of travel. Enjoy the welcoming of a NEW YEAR and my goal is More Sunshine and Laughter. Happy Days to you and yours.

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  12. Love your needle felting, looks great. All the best for 2022. Ani

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  13. The felting is great, Sarah! Not sure which one is yours and which one is Maxine's - I can see they're different but I really like both of them! Don't overcommit yourself for next year - see how it goes. Doing a journal page every single day for a whole year could be quite daunting, unless it's something very simple. I was glad when my advent challenge was over LOL and that was just 24 days! Wishing you a very happy new year! xx zsuzsa #21

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  14. Happy WOYWW. I love your needle felting. So satisfying to make gifts for family and friends. Happy New Year. Ali x #14

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  15. It’s great that you made those presents at a workshop Sarah, my experience is that anything I make that comes out so well is hard to part with! Unsurprised that your Mum and your sister were happy with them, they’re lovely. I can’t offer any advice about a daily discipline at your desk, you’ve done so well with the drawings but I expect you’re ready for a different challenge, even if it feels like a stretch at this point.

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  16. WOW the needle felting is amazing, love them both. Happy New Year BJ#17

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  17. Your needle felting pictures as wonderful! And great drawings.
    Glad you had a nice Christmas.
    Happy New Year!
    Carol N #20

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  18. Love your needle felting and this week's sketches.
    Happy new year!
    Susan #8

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  19. Your Tilly Tea Dance pieces are lovely. Super gifts. Have enjoyed all your sketches Sarah. Happy New Year. Anne x 18

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  20. ohoo fancy you drawing a secret door too! (My freebie's a door this Wednesday. That will have to be my fav this week. Love the needle point gull pictures, Happy very late woyww, stay safe and have a very happy new year! ((Lyn))#25

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  21. Ooooh Sarah, those felting artworks turned out super. Your family is very lucky :) I love the idea of a once a week project. I tried doing mini art in a calendar once and I think I lasted a week and a half ha ha. Happy New Years! ~Stacy #24

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  22. Your Tilly workshop projects are great. Perhaps you could incorporate your drawings into your journal. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year. Angela #15

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