Last year, I wrote this Christmas message from Dungog, NSW, Australia. Yet again this year, I'm writing from the southern hemisphere where it is mid-summer and thus sunny and warm, but this year my family and I are in Santiago, Chile.
While it's not as hot here now as it was last year in Dungog, it's still definitely summer time. The days are long and there is nothing but sun. The air stays relatively cool from the nearby Andes mountains which make a beautiful backdrop to the east of the city.
We spent most of last year here. My daughter Samantha is finishing high school. My son learning Spanish which is my native language and my husband is working on a business project. So we're all very busy and enjoying it.
It's been so wonderful to see the progress that the many beginner sewists who follow our blog have made during the year. I hope that we also kept the more advanced readers busy and interested with new free patterns, projects and articles throughout the year.
I wanted to take a quick moment to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for all your support and helpful comments throughout the year. I'm really looking forward to bringing you new, fun and exciting sewing projects in the year to come.
Best holiday wishes from Santiago!
Lastly, I wanted to remind everyone that the current, Bernina Bernette Funlock b44 Overlocker Giveaway just ended. We will be announcing the winner shortly so please stay tuned!