This next shot shows how far I'd got by the time we returned from the first trip in November '06.
However, I was wrong there (THANKfully!)as I just kept on and on going and came back with the finished portrait!
I also stitched this stumpwork piece for Sir's 8th anniversary card. It wasn't the most romantic of designs, but he's not the type of guy who'd be worried about that. We were on the trip where I finished the dog for the week including our wedding anniversary, so this piece is very much a contemporary of the bow-wow above.
On 1 January I posted my first stitching review of the year, which I've kept up most, if not every, year since.
And made a little baby quilt.
In 'other news' this year, we got on with lots of decorating and sorting out of the old flat, which got halted over the summer whilst my hubby finished his MA dissertation, but got going again in September '06. Sir re-painted the kitchen and bathroom and got on with the living room, which was finished just in time for over-night guests in October - the new carpet even having been delivered that very morning. Poor Sir worked the whole night through wall-papering!
And I started class teaching at the University where I'd been doing a workshop style class for the previous few years (as well as an absolute quantity of marking). I found, to my surprise, that I was quite good at it, but I also found that I was losing my strength again. NOT good. How did all that pan out?
Find out tomorrow in Year 3...
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2015