Hello and welcome to friends old and new.  I will start with wishing you and your loved ones  all the best of health and happiness for 2020.

As usual we have been very busy with lots of appointments and family commitments and lots of crafting fitted in where possible which means my poor old blog is the one that gets pushed to the side for tomorrow.  Thank goodness tomorrow has arrived at last.  I will start with Daisy – hurray! the blanket stitch has been completed on one side – 3 more to go.   stitching

Now on to cards.  First the group I belong to does a weekly card theme throughout the year and  last year I didn’t take part, but this year I thought it might be fun – if there is something we don’t want to do then we just miss the only rule is that there is a word or phrase to interpret as and if you want.  So far we have had three challenges.

Week 1 – Red Sky Challenge wk 1

Week  – Parcels / Ribbons  ( made two for this week).

Week 3 – A Christmas card suitable for a man.   My fall back when it comes to men’s cards is usually to go for birds or animals (preferring wild animals).  This wolf from a painting by Pollyanna Pickering is a favourite though I have a number of favourites from this collection.Challenge wk 3This year I have been lucky enough to have been given 2019 Christmas cards from a number of people and I have been busy over the last week making over 20 cards so far. As well lots of other cards too. The last of my January cards was posted to day and I have made  10 Birthday and 1 Wedding Anniversary card for February so far.  I have a couple more February birthdays but they are getting a couple of the parchment cards I shared at the end of December.  I am hoping to start on March birthdays soon but I want to do some more upcycled Christmas cards first.  I do like to get ahead with birthday cards as one never knows what life can throw your way, and we do like our holidays so they take a lot of time away from the craft room.

I really do hope to get back to you soon and show some of the upcycled cards I have made.

Thank you for your visit and please feel free to leave a comment I love hearing from you.

Hug to you all




About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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4 Responses to 2020 – HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Happy New Year to you too Helen! Daisy is looking wonderful!


  2. Happy New Year! Daisy is beautiful and the variety of cards is wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Helen Rowen says:

    Thank you very much Ruth.


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