...... to end the year! Oh dear, I had to get up during the night as I had terrible toothache (again). My tossing and turning, moaning and groaning was disturbing Malcolm, so I went through and made myself a cup of tea, then sat up reading for a couple of hours. So as soon as the dentists' surgery opened at 8.30 I was on the phone begging for an appointment. Fortunately, they were running an emergency surgery, so I was able to go straightaway. After extensive poking and prodding and an xray, we reached the conclusion that finally I would have to part with the tooth. As the dentist started to extract it, a large part sheared off, revealing the problem - the tooth was cracked right through! I am now full of painkillers and antibiotics (fortunately not the one that you can't drink alcohol with, so I will still be able to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne!). Malcolm has been spoiling me all day, making lunch and numerous cuppas - and I have to admit I had a nap this afternoon to make up for my lost sleep!
But now for something considerably cheerier! Before Christmas I teased you with a sneak peek of a Christmas present I was making. It was a lap quilt for Stuart's girlfriend Alison. As we still haven't been able to visit, she hasn't got it yet, but I did email her a photo on Christmas Day, so she knows what it looks like and I can now share it with you.
It is a large lap quilt, the centre of which is made of six fat quarters.
It is backed with a lovely thick fleece, which is actually a deeper blue than it looks in the photo.
This is a detail of the quilting on the outer border.
Of course having made a quilt for Alison, I thought perhaps I should also make one for Stuart!
This is the same pattern as Alison's, but it is made in soft brushed cotton fabrics.
I couldn't resist this dinosaur fleece for the back!
I was going to do a collage of some of my favourite photos from this year, but my dental woes put paid to that idea! So all that remains is to wish you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.
With love from Anne