The First Make of 2014

 Our first New Year in Rhydyfelin!

The very first make of our first New Year in our new home.

New Year’s Day was a quiet day after the night before (a fun evening with new friends at Aberystwyth Golf Club for our first New Year here). We got off to a late and slow start, the weather was foul and definitely not conducive to the planned walk to the beach.

Just before Christmas I had treated myself to a new cordless vacuum cleaner. I was going to buy it after Christmas but when do you need something like this I asked myself? The answer made my decision and I came back from Christmas shopping with my present to myself. I didn’t regret it whilst whooshing it round after mealtimes, during the prep and in the minutes before  visitors arrived.

I hadn’t realised until I got it home just how many fancy little tools it had and immediately decided a nice little drawstring bag would keep them together and mentally added it to my making list.

So by early afternoon on Wednesday I wanted to do something and sat down to plan the baby quilt that I’m about to start. Although I have fabric for the patchwork blocks I don’t have anything quite right for the sashing and borders, and I wanted some of this fabric actually in the blocks too. Here are the fabrics so far. I’m fancying picking up the yellow in some way in the sashing.

So having toyed with the idea of beginning cutting by mid-afternoon I had decided that a nice finishable project would be the order of the day. And so the vacuum tools bag was begun.




I chose the fabric from my stash and although the first consideration was choosing the right size pieces and not being wasteful – it’s only a storage bag after all –  I seem to have managed to go for a favourite colour combo again. A short while later it was cut and soon it was sewn.

calon lan


It will hang next to the charging point in the garage.

It won’t be hanging on Jeff’s new ‘Calon Lan’ hooks though so I’ll have to find a hook before it’s in place.

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