A bit more done on the checkered Dresden plates:
Two boxes of blades sewn. (Very happy that I managed to do all this sewing, on a treadle, at that, without my knee hurting. I'm thinking the P.T.s had it taped wrong because it's so much better now!)
When I was a child the days leading up to New Year's Day were filled with cleaning, laundry, and any other work my parents could think of. That was because mom's mother was very superstitious and said that whatever people had to do on New Year's Day, they'd have to do every day of the year. I'm not superstitious, but in addition to attending church and Sunday school and, later, baking the lasagna, I'm hoping to do some knitting, quiltmaking, and reading. That sounds like a great start to 2017.
Happy New Year!--